Joanna Gaines Regains Lead on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 10/21/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Gaines’ company Magnolia’s birthday celebration helped her gain on the chart, which is based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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After increasing in all social media metrics in the latest tracking week (ending Oct. 17), Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines jumps 4-1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart dated Oct. 25, spending her fourth week atop the chart.

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. 17.

Gaines leads the chart for a second time in three weeks, taking over the top spot from Jimmy Kimmel, who himself had reigned over the ranking twice in three weeks; Kimmel falls to No. 2.

Three re-entries populate the bottom of the 10-position chart: Steve Harvey, James Corden and Anthony Bourdain at Nos. 8-10, 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. Anthony Bourdain

    Parts Unknown

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    Last week: -

    265,000 Twitter likes, a 159 percent boost, found their way to the Parts Unknown host’s account mainly due to a series of tweets about James Corden, who joked about Harvey Weinstein at the Oct. 13 amfAR gala in Los Angeles (for which he later apologized; see No. 9). “James Corden gonna have trouble booking ‘talent’ at a methadone clinic after this,” he wrote in one, adding the hashtag #TurdDumpling.

  • 9. James Corden

    The Late Late Show

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    Last week: -

    The Late Late Show host apologized on Twitter following a series of Harvey Weinstein jokes at the Oct. 13 amfAR gala in Los Angeles. “To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter,” he wrote, garnering 82,000 Twitter likes (up 1,379 percent). “I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention.”

  • 8. Steve Harvey

    Family Feud

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show

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    Last week: 9

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

    C Flanigan/Getty Images

    Last week: 8

  • 5. Jake Tapper

    The Lead with Jake Tapper

    Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

    Last week: 3

  • 4. Chelsea Handler


    Tara Ziemba/Getty Images

    Last week: 2

  • 3. Gordon Ramsay

    Hell's Kitchen

    Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic

    Last week: 5

  • 2. Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel Live

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 4

    From Oct. 12-14 in Waco, Texas, Gaines and husband Chip held their company Magnolia’s annual birthday shindig Silobration, the Fixer Upper star posting videos from the concert, which featured Jon Foreman and Johnnyswim. She garnered 2 million Instagram favorites overall, a 154 percent gain.