Mike Huckabee, Chris Hayes, Jimmy Fallon Rule Top TV Personalities Social Media Chart

10:00 AM 7/7/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, also features Jake Tapper and Joanna Gaines in its top five.

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Mike Huckabee rises 4-1 to return to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, leading Chris Hayes and Jimmy Fallon on the July 11-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 July 3.

Jake Tapper and Joanna Gaines round out the top five behind Huckabee, Hayes and Fallon; Gaines falls to No. 5 after previously ranking at No. 1 following the news of the birth of her fifth child.

One personality, meanwhile, re-enters the chart: Gordon Ramsay at No. 10, replacing James Corden.

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: -

  • 9. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 5

  • 7. Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 10

    In addition to posting clips from his HBO talk show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher promoted his upcoming stand-up special on Facebook, gaining 45 percent in Facebook post likes in the process. Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma airs July 7 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

  • 5. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 1

  • 4. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 3


    Fallon’s latest edition of his classroom instruments segment on Late Night, this time with Backstreet Boys performing “I Want It That Way,” helped the host to boosts in all Facebook metrics, led by 168,000 shares (up 776 percent) and 167,000 post likes (a gain of 312 percent).

  • 2. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 4