Jimmy Kimmel Maintains No. 1 of Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

6:30 AM 3/17/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

It’s the fifth week at No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for the most recent Oscars host.

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After ruling The Hollywood Reporter’s first post-Academy Awards Top TV Personalities chart (dated March 14), Jimmy Kimmel leads the ranking for a second week in a row, with Tamera Mowry and Jake Tapper following on the March 21-dated list.

The Top TV Personalities chart is a ranking of the most popular TV personalities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. TV personalities are defined here as performers primarily known for their appearances on their own TV series, including hosts of entertainment/news shows. The latest tracking week ended March 13.

Another Jimmy of late night TV re-enters the chart, as Jimmy Fallon reappears at  No. 6. Stephen Colbert, who re-enters at No. 9, is the chart’s only other re-entry.

See the full top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Actors and Top Comedians charts.

  • 10. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 5

  • 9. Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: -

  • 8. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 4

  • 7. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 3

  • 6. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: -


    The main culprit for Fallon’s chart re-entry is Facebook, where he earned 84,000 post likes (up 258 percent) and 47,000 shares (up 840 percent). One of his top-performing posts was the latest edition of his recurring The Tonight Show segment “Ew!” – this time featuring John Cena.

  • 5. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 6

  • 4. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 7

  • 2. Tamera Mowry

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    Last week: 8


    Mowry returns to the top two for the first time since early January with a 70 percent jump in Instagram favorites. She posted a throwback to her maternity photo shoot for her first child, Aden, who was born in November 2012, and a group shoot with her The Real co-hosts for International Women’s Day.

  • 1. Jimmy Kimmel

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    Last week: 1