Jonathan Van Ness’ Emmys Look Helps Him Score First Lead on Top TV Personalities Chart

6:55 AM 9/15/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness scores his first week at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, rising 2-1 to lead the Sept. 19-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 Sept. 11.

Van Ness is joined by two other Queer Eye personalities on the list, as Antoni Porowski zooms 10-3 and Bobby Berk debuts at No. 10.

Jimmy Fallon, Mike Rowe and Jake Tapper additionally re-enter the list at Nos. 7-9, 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. Bobby Berk

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  • 9. Jake Tapper

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  • 8. Mike Rowe

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    Rowe’s Sept. 10 Facebook post answering a fan’s question about his thoughts on Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad ended up being one of the top-performing posts by a personality in the tracking week, helping the TV host to a 171 percent boost in Facebook post likes (414,000 total). The post posited that Nike should have chosen Tom Burnett, who helped take down the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11.

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

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  • 6. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 8

  • 5. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 7

  • 3. Antoni Porowski

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    Last week: 10

  • 2. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 2

    Van Ness scores his first week at No. 1 on Top TV Personalities, rising 542 percent in Twitter likes and 533 percent in retweets. His top-performing tweet celebrated the three Primetime Creative Arts Emmy wins for Queer Eye and snagged attention for his unique red carpet look.