Joanna Gaines Returns to No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Chart with Cookbook Announcement

6:30 AM 3/24/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Gaines becomes the first personality to lead the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for 10 weeks.

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Joanna Gaines returns to the top spot of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, as the Fixer Upper star moves 4-1 on the March 28-dated ranking.

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 March 20.

Gaines, who’s led the chart for 10 weeks in all, leads Jake Tapper, Tyra Banks, Jimmy Fallon and Gordon Ramsay in the top five.

Jimmy Kimmel, who had led the ranking for the previous two weeks, drops 1-8, while Catfish host Nev Schulman is the chart’s lone debut or re-entry at No. 10, replacing Stephen Colbert.

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

  • 10. Nev Schulman

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    Last week: -

    The longtime host of MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show, which premiered its seventh season in January, garnered a 482 percent gain in Instagram favorites (579,000 overall) and added 17,000 new followers on the service. One March 14 post shouted out National Walkout Day, in which high schoolers across the U.S. walked out of their schools to promote gun safety, writing that he was “so fucking proud and inspired by all these kids.”

  • 9. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 10

  • 8. Jimmy Kimmel

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    Last week: 1

  • 7. Tamera Mowry

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    Last week: 2

  • 6. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 5

  • 5. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 7

  • 4. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 8

  • 2. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 4

    Gaines returns to the top spot of the Top TV Personalities chart for the first time since late February with a 121 percent boost in Instagram favorites, garnering 1.7 million in all. The co-star of Fixer Upper with husband Chip teased new episodes of the HGTV show and showed off her first-ever personal cookbook, Magnolia Table, out in stores April 24.