Rosie O'Donnell Debuts on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 12/30/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

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

Rosie O'Donnell_Hamilton - Getty - H 2016
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Rosie O'Donnell_Hamilton - Getty - H 2016

Rosie O'Donnell reaches The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart for the first time, while Kevin Hart leads the list dated Jan. 3.

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 along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Dec. 26.

Hart rules the chart for a 31st week – every week since its inception– while O'Donnell debuts following a Twitter spat with journalist Ben Shapiro (more on that below).

O'Donnell and Martin Lawrence enter the top 10 on the Jan. 3-dated ranking, replacing Ricky Gervais and Trevor Noah.

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. Martin Lawrence

    Last week: -

    Lawrence gained 110 percent in Facebook post likes and 228 percent in Facebook comments after sharing multiple posts and videos during the holiday season, including a Dec. 21 post that promoted his collection of emojis, MartinMojis.

  • 9. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 5

  • 8. Tiffany Haddish

    Last week: 4

  • 7. Bill Maher

    Last week: 6

  • 6. Mike Epps

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 8

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 2

  • 3. Rosie O'Donnell

    Last week: -

    O'Donnell also debuts on Top Actors at No. 24 with a total of 90,000 Twitter mentions, up 420 percent. A tweet to Daily Wire editor-in-chiefBen Shapiro from O'Donnell, who wrote, "suck my dick ben," was debated after Shapiro reported it for harassment; it was later deleted.

  • 2. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1