Tyra Banks, Gordon Ramsay Pace Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 8/19/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Banks lands a sixth week at No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular television personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with Ramsay close behind.

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Tyra Banks leads The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for a sixth week, while Gordon Ramsay closes the gap at No. 2 on the chart dated Aug. 23.

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 Aug. 15.

More on Ramsay’s big week (which included the announcement of a new season of one of his TV shows) below, along with the chart debut of Andy Richter, who enters 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. Andy Richter


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    Last week: -

    The Conan sidekick charts on Top TV Personalities for the first time after a 96 percent boost in Twitter likes (234,000 in the tracking week, according to MVPindex). Much of Richter’s attention was devoted to the white nationalist rallies and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, tweeting on Aug. 13, “Reminder: Free speech has consequences. You can go to all the Nazi/Klan rallies you want, and your boss has the right to fire you for it.”

  • 9. James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. Trevor Noah

    The Daily Show

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    Last week: 8

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 6

  • 6. Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

    Jim Spellman/Getty Images

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 4

  • 3. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

    The F Word

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    Last week: 2

    On Sept. 29, Ramsay will helm a new season of Hell’s Kitchen, he announced via social media, but with a twist: it’ll be with an all-star cast of favorites from previous seasons. The reveal helped the celebrity chef add 128,000 new Facebook post likes.

  • 1. Tyra Banks

    America's Got Talent

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    Last week: 1