Olympics Help Hoda Kotb Debut on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:10 AM 2/24/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Meanwhile, Joanna Gaines, the co-star of 'Fixer Upper,' holds the top spot on the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Hoda Kotb arrives at the 2017 Breast Cancer Research Foundation Awards Luncheon -Getty-H 2018
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It’s her ninth week at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, but Joanna Gaines leads the ranking for two weeks in a row for the first time on the Feb. 28-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 Feb. 20.

Gaines rules the chart, despite an 18 percent drop in chart metrics, over Chelsea Handler and Jimmy Kimmel, who complete the top three.

Meanwhile, Today co-host Hoda Kotb makes her chart debut, entering at No. 10.

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

  • 10. Hoda Kotb

    Last week: -

    Like many of NBC’s TV personalities, Kotb is in South Korea for the Winter Olympics, posting photos and videos from the competition and her Today broadcasts. It’s Kotb’s, who scored 803,000 Instagram favorites (up 66 percent), first chart appearance.

  • 9. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 5

  • 8. Bill Maher

    Last week: -

  • 7. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 9

  • 6. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 3

  • 5. Charlamagne Tha God

    Last week: 7

  • 4. Tyra Banks

    Last week: 2

  • 3. Jimmy Kimmel

    Last week: 10

    The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! leaps in multiple social media metrics, most notably Twitter likes, where he gained 763 percent to 369,000 overall. His top tweet: “Yes, @RealDonaldTrump,” it is time to do something about school shootings,” he tweeted on Feb. 16 following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., linking to the website for Everytown, nonprofit advocates for gun control.

  • 2. Chelsea Handler

    Last week: 6

  • 1. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 1