Joanna & Chip Gaines Rule Top TV Personalities Social Media Chart

10:10 AM 1/13/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The 'Fixer Upper' stars' announcement of their latest pregnancy gave them a boost on the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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News of Joanna Gaines’ pregnancy bumps the Fixer Upper star to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart dated Jan. 17, followed closely by her husband, Chip.

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 Jan. 9.

The Gaineses, who announced that Joanna is pregnant with their fifth child, take Nos. 1 and 2 on the chart as Chelsea Handler relinquishes the top spot, sliding 1-9.

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

  • 10. Steve Harvey

    Last week: 10

  • 9. Chelsea Handler

    Last week: 1

  • 8. Tyra Banks

    Last week: -

  • 7. Stephen Colbert

    Last week: -

    “One of the most surprising parts of Fire and Fury is how Donald Trump accidentally started a national book club,” the host of The Late Show tweeted Jan. 5, one of many much-liked tweets that drove Colbert back onto the chart at No. 7 with 533,000 likes overall, a jump of 10,209 percent. 

  • 6. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 6

  • 5. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: -

  • 4. Tamera Mowry

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 7

  • 2. Chip Gaines

    Last week: -


    Though his wife Joanna usually steals the spotlight on the Top TV Personalities chart, Gaines re-enters one spot below her at No. 2 with 1.7 million Instagram favorites, boosted by a Jan. 2 photo showing off Joanna’s baby bump and announcing the upcoming birth of their fifth child. 

  • 1. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 2