Joanna Gaines Retakes No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:10 AM 12/2/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Gaines leads the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for a sixth week.

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Joanna Gaines reclaims the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Personalities chart, rising 4-1 on the ranking dated Dec. 6.

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 Nov. 28.

Gaines, the co-host ofHGTV's Fixer Upper with husband Chip, scores her sixth week at No. 1 in all, previously ranking atop the chart on the tally dated Nov. 15. She earned 1.6 million Instagram favorites after celebrating the premiere of the show's fifth season, according to MVPindex.

James Corden, a week after ranking at No. 1 on the chart for the first time, falls off the chart after the social media boosts he received from hosting K-pop superstars BTS onCBS' The Late Late Show dissipated, while three personalities re-enter the chart (Jimmy Fallon, No. 3; Steve Harvey, No. 9; and Tyra Banks, No. 10) and one debuts (Conan O'Brien, No. 8).

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

  • 10. Tyra Banks

    Last week: -

  • 9. Steve Harvey

    Last week: -

  • 8. Conan O'Brien

    Last week: -

    The Conan host’s viral Black Friday tweet – “Trump is already tweeting that Black Friday is the most ungrateful of all the Fridays” – helped him to a 134 percent surge in Twitter likes and a 206 leap in retweets, sparking his debut on the Top TV Personalities chart.

  • 7. Chelsea Handler

    Last week: 7

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Last week: 9

  • 5. Tamera Mowry

    Last week: 6

  • 4. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: -

    Thanksgiving week was kind to the host of NBC's The Tonight Show after Fallon appeared on the TV network's broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing Prince's “Let's Go Crazy” with The Roots on one of the floats. His multiple behind-the-scenes photos from the production earned him a 299 percent boost in overall social media engagement, including 468,000 Instagram favorites.

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 4