Tyra Banks Holds Down No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 8/12/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The ‘America’s Got Talent’ host reigns for a fifth week on the chart, which ranks the most popular television personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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For a fifth week, Tyra Banks is the No. 1 personality on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart (dated Aug. 16).

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. 8.

Banks gained 32 percent in Facebook shares – one of her primary sources of points for the chart – as America’s Got Talent, the show she’s currently hosting, entered its fourth and final round of judges’ cuts before the quarterfinals.

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

  • 10. Mike Rowe

    Deadliest Catch

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    Last week: -

  • 9. James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

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    Last week: 8

  • 8. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 9

  • 7. Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 2

  • 6. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 7

    The host of The Tonight Show teased the world’s largest group meditation on the Aug. 4 episode of his show as well as the Aug. 8 airing of a Camp Winnipesaukee sketch that featured Justin Timberlake, Billy Crystal and Keegan-Michael Key belting 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up.” Fallon added 86,000 new Twitter followers in the tracking week, according to MVPindex.

  • 5. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 4

  • 4. Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 5

  • 3. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

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    Last week: 6


    After a multi-week break from the airwaves, Maher’s Real Time with Bill Maher returned Aug. 4 with a guest list that included Al Gore. Multiple clips of the episode posted to Maher’s Twitter helped him to 129,000 new followers in the tracking week and 16,000 retweets.

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

    The F Word

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Tyra Banks

    America's Got Talent

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    Last week: 1