Jimmy Kimmel Snags Top TV Personalities No. 1 After Roy Moore Feud

10:10 AM 12/9/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Kimmel has now spent three weeks atop the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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A social media feud with Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore assists Jimmy Kimmel’s return to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart dated Dec. 13.

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 Dec. 5.

Kimmel, who re-enters the chart at No. 1 after trading barbs with Moore on Twitter (more on that below), also welcomed K-pop superstars BTS to perform on the Nov. 29-dated episode, assisting in his social media interaction in the Nov. 29-Dec. 5 tracking week.

He wasn’t the only personality to re-enter the chart, as James Corden and Chris Hayes also returned to the ranking at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

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

  • 10. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 2

  • 9. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 1

  • 8. Tamera Mowry

    Last week: 5

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 3

  • 6. Chelsea Handler

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Chris Hayes

    Last week: -

  • 4. James Corden

    Last week: -

  • 3. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 4

  • 2. Steve Harvey

    Last week: 9

    A viral Facebook clip of Jay Pharoah performing multiple impressions on his show Steve, posted Nov. 29, garnered 557,000 reactions and was shared 586,000 times on the service, the only post to reach a half million in metrics on the service among actors, comedians or TV personalities in the tracking week, according to MVPindex. His No. 2 ranking is his best yet, topping his previous No. 4 peak (Sept. 20).

  • 1. Jimmy Kimmel

    Last week: -

    The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! launches back to No. 1 (after previously ranking at the top for two weeks in October) following his viral barb-trading with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Twitter. Kimmel earned 475,000 Twitter likes and 110,000 retweets in all.