Trevor Noah Scores First No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 7/28/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

Screengrab/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for the first time, leading Jake Tapper and Mike Huckabee on the Aug. 1-dated list.

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 July 24.

Stephen Colbert and Lawrence O'Donnell follow Noah, Tapper and Huckabee in the top five.

Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van Ness and Karamo Brown, meanwhile, make their chart debuts at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

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

  • 10. Karamo Brown

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: -

  • 8. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 7

  • 7. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 4

  • 6. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: -


    The NBC late night host rises in almost all social media metrics, led by significant boosts on Facebook, including 113,000 post likes (up 488 percent) and 58,000 shares (a 626 percent jump). The top post, made July 19, showed a clip of Amanda Seyfried’s appearance on The Tonight Show playing Google Translate Songs: Mamma Mia! Edition, which has 11 million views on the platform as of Friday morning, July 27.

  • 5. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 6

  • 4. Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 5

  • 2. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 10

    Noah takes his first week at No. 1 on Top TV Personalities thanks to a July 18 Facebook video of him responding to French Ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud’s complaint about Noah congratulating Africa on France’s victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It garnered 212,000 shares and 167,000 likes.