Joanna Gaines Back to No. 1 On Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 10/7/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The "Fixer Upper" co-host spends her first week at No. 1 on the chart, which is based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, since July.

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A 180 percent rise in social media conversation, according to MVPindex, helps Joanna Gaines back to the top of The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Personalities chart for the first time since July, as she jumps 6-1 on the ranking dated Oct. 11.

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 Oct. 3.

Gaines is back at No. 1 following an announcement of the fifth season ofHGTV's Fixer Upper that's scheduled to begin airing next month, along with new behind-the-scenes photos of her setup for the upcoming High Point Market.

Jimmy Kimmel, who crowned the chart last week, loses steam but remains at No. 2, followed by Stephen Colbert, Gordon Ramsay and Bill Maher in the top five.  

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

    Family Feud

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Anthony Bourdain

    Parts Unknown

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    Last week: -

    The TV host/celebrity chef re-enters the chart for the first time since July with a 290 percent gain in all social media metrics, including 68,000 Facebook post likes. Bourdain reminded followers on Facebook, via an interview he did with Food and Wine, that the new season of CNN's Parts Unknown premiered Oct. 1 with an episode in Singapore. 

  • 8. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 3

  • 7. Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

    Jim Spellman/Getty Images

    Last week: 2

  • 6. Billy Eichner

    Billy On the Street

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

    C Flanigan/Getty Images

    Last week: 7

  • 4. Gordon Ramsay

    Hell's Kitchen

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    Last week: 8

  • 3. Stephen Colbert

    Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 6

  • 2. Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel Live

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 6

    "…me jumping on a bed means one thing… #furniturecamp!" Gaines beamed on Instagram, heralding her setup for the Magnolia Home showroom at home fashion trade show High Point Market, set for Oct. 14-18. That came hot on the heels of her announcement with husband Chip Gaines that the duo's HGTV series Fixer Upper will return in November for a fifth season. Gaines snagged 1.3 million Instagram favorites, up 513,000 from the previous week.

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