Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski Return to Top TV Personalities Social Media Chart Following ‘Queer Eye’ Trailer

6:55 AM 3/9/2019

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

The cast of 'Queer Eye'
The cast of 'Queer Eye'
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Ellen DeGeneres’ video compilation of people falling on icy driveways proves comedy gold for the talk show host, who jumps 21 percent in all social activity to lead The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for a fifth straight week.

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 5.

DeGeneres reigns over Jimmy Fallon and Trevor Noah, who hold at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, followed by Mike Huckabee and Lawrence O’Donnell in the top five.

Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski also re-enter the list at Nos. 7 and 9, 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. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 7

  • 9. Antoni Porowski

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    Last week: -

  • 8. Andy Cohen

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    Last week: 4

  • 7. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: -

    Van Ness, along with Queer Eye co-star Antoni Porowski, leap back onto the chart following the March 4 debut of the trailer for the show’s third season, which they shared on their social media accounts. The season premieres March 15 on Netflix.

  • 6. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 8

  • 5. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: -

  • 4. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Ellen DeGeneres

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    Last week: 1

    DeGeneres’ March 1 Instagram post showing people slipping and sliding down their icy driveways garnered 1.8 million favorites, making it one of the biggest by an actor, comedian or TV personality that week, bested only by posts from Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra.