Millie Bobby Brown Retakes No. 1 Spot on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 9/22/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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For the first time since March, Millie Bobby Brown rules The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors chart, as the Stranger Things actor re-enters at No. 1 on the Sept. 26-dated list.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors 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. The latest tracking week ended Sept. 18.

Brown takes over at No. 1 from Will Smith, who falls to No. 4 but nonetheless scores the top-performing post on Instagram by an actor in the tracking week.

Kristen Bell is the lone debut in the top 10, starting at No. 5.

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

  • 10. Taraji P. Henson

    Last week: 6

  • 9. Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Last week: -

  • 8. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 10

  • 7. Debby Ryan

    Last week: 8

  • 6. George Takei

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Kristen Bell

    Last week: 5

    Bell's chart debut comes via 2.8 million Instagram favorites, her top posts showing off her look at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, one of which thanked each person responsible for her dress, jewelry and more.

  • 4. Will Smith

    Last week: 1

    Despite losing the Top Actors chart lead to Brown after three straight weeks on top, Smith's Instagram remains undisputed as one of the biggest social media accounts of the day, with a Sept. 18 photo celebrating wife Jada Pinkett Smith's 47th birthday (and 24th as a couple, as he pointed out) that garnered 3.2 million favorites. Get used to this type of post, too; Smith's 50th birthday is a week later, on Sept. 25.

  • 3. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 3

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: -

    Brown stepped out at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards in support of her appearance in Stranger Things' second season, and she scored four of the top-six performing posts on Instagram by an actor in the tracking week, mostly as a result of posts from the Sept. 17 ceremony. They were led by a video at the awards with Stranger Things co-star Noah Schnapp dancing and singing to Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" that scored 3.2 million favorites.