Kevin Hart Returns to No. 1 on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking for 52nd Week

6:50 AM 10/20/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Kevin Hart retakes the top spot of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, moving 2-1 on the Oct. 24-dated list after one week at No. 2.

The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians 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 with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Oct 9.

Hart takes back No. 1 from Joe Rogan, who led for one week — his first — before falling back to No. 2.

Meanwhile, Roseanne Barr re-enters the list at No. 8, her first chart appearance since August (more on that below).

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

  • 10. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 3

  • 9. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: 10

  • 8. Roseanne Barr

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    Last week: -

    Barr’s return to Top Comedians (she previously appeared at No. 4 on the Aug. 7-dated ranking) comes thanks to boosts in all Twitter metrics, led by 55,000 mentions and 23,000 favorites. Barr’s top post promoted her YouTube channel, to which she uploaded multiple videos on Oct. 15.

  • 7. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 4

  • 6. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 7

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 5

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 2

    "Stunting like his daddy," Hart wrote in the Instagram caption of a photo of his son, Kenzo, next to a motorized toy car. The Oct. 11 post, which garnered 1.2 million favorites, was the most-engaged-with post by a comedian in the Oct. 10-16 tracking week.