Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski Return to Top TV Personalities Social Media Chart’s Top Five With ‘Queer Eye’ Premiere

6:55 AM 3/23/2019

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'
Courtesy of Netflix

Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski shoot into the top five of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart upon the premiere of the latest season of Queer Eye, while Ellen DeGeneres remains at No. 1 on the March 27-dated tally.

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 19.

Van Ness and Porowski come in at Nos. 2 and 4, respectively, following the March 15 premiere of the Netflix series’ third season.

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj host Hasan Minhaj is the tally’s lone debut at No. 6.

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

  • 10. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 10

  • 9. Andy Cohen

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    Last week: 5

  • 8. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 7

  • 7. James Corden

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    Last week: 6

  • 6. Hasan Minhaj

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    Last week: -


  • 5. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 2

  • 4. Antoni Porowski

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    Last week: -

  • 3. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 8

    Van Ness scores a 163 percent boost in all social engagement with the March 15 premiere of Queer Eye’s third season, with co-star Antoni Porowski re-entering the chart two spots below him at No. 4.

  • 1. Ellen DeGeneres

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    Last week: 1

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show welcomed 43-year-old Mike Alancourt, whose dance-class video of him performing to Post Malone’s “Wow.” went viral. DeGeneres posted a video of Alancourt recreating the dance that earned 760,000 Instagram favorites.