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Mike Huckabee retakes the No. 1 spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, with Jake Tapper and James Corden at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, after the TBN personality on the ranking dated Aug. 22.
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 Aug. 14.
Huckabee takes over at No. 1 for fellow TBN personality Mike Rowe.
Stephen Colbert in fourth place and Chris Hayes round out the chart’s top five.
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
Last week: –
9. Chelsea Handler
Last week: 7
8. Jimmy Kimmel
Last week: –
After inviting Kanye West onto his TV show for an interview on Aug. 9, Kimmel earned gains of 134 percent in Twitter mentions, 1,060 percent in Facebook post shares and 117,000 total Twitter likes. On Facebook, he posted the full interview, which made news after Kimmel asked West about his views of President Donald Trump.
7. Bill Maher
Jimmy Kimmel – The Leftovers FYC Event – Getty – H 2017
6. Lawrence O'Donnell
Last week: 6
5. Chris Hayes
Last week: 8
4. Stephen Colbert
Last week: –
3. James Corden
Last week: 3
2. Jake Tapper
Last week: 4
1. Mike Huckabee
Last week: 2
Like Mike Rowe before him, Huckabee ascends to No. 1 thanks in part to his ribbing of the plastic straw ban in multiple cities, including many in California, where he was traveling on Aug. 14. “Since it’s become a foreign country I have my passport and stashed some plastic straws in lining of suitcase,” he tweeted. “If caught I will ask for sanctuary status!” Huckabee’s Twitter follower count grew by 7 percent in the tracking week.
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