Trevor Noah Lands No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking for Second Week in a Row

6:55 AM 12/15/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Trevor Noah strings together two straight weeks at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for the first time, remaining atop the Dec. 19-dated ranking.

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 Dec. 11.

Noah leads Jonathan Van Ness, who rises from No. 3 to No. 2, followed by Jake Tapper, Mike Huckabee and Steve Harvey in the 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. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 6

  • 9. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 2

  • 8. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: -

    The host of The Tonight Show snagged a 26 percent gain in overall social engagement, led by 49,000 Facebook post likes. Fallon’s biggest post on the service was a Dec. 7 video showing his trident-throwing competition with Jason Momoa.

  • 6. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 10

  • 5. Steve Harvey

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    Last week: 8

    The TV host, comedian and actor landed a 35 percent boost in all social metrics due mainly to his Dec. 10 guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During the episode, Harvey discussed getting rid of his longtime mustached look in favor of a full beard.
  • 4. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 4

  • 3. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 5

  • 2. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 1