Tyra Banks Leads Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking, Trevor Noah Debuts

10:30 AM 8/5/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Banks, for a fourth week total, leads the chart, which ranks the most popular television personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Tyra Banks attends the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Getty-H 2017
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Tyra Banks lands another week at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s latest Top TV Personalities chart, leading for a fourth week.

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. 1.

James Corden additionally re-enters the chart for the first time since the ranking dated July 8, while The Daily Show host Trevor Noah makes his maiden appearance.

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

  • 10. Jeremy Clarkson

    Last week: 9

  • 9. Trevor Noah

    Last week: -

    Noah received the comedy person of the year award at July 28’s Just for Laughs Awards, where he met hero Jim Carrey. Noah, who jumped 267 percent in overall social engagement, posted a photo of himself with Carrey, writing: “I am living my dream.”

  • 8. James Corden

    Last week: -

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 6

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Last week: 3

  • 5. Stephen Colbert

    Last week: 7

  • 4. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 2

  • 3. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 4

  • 2. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 8

    Illustrating the quick news cycle of President Donald Trump’s presidency, Hayes tweeted on July 28, “So the guy who tried to sic the FBI on the WH chief of staff and called the President’s close adviser an autofellater emerged victorious,” referencing Reince Preibus’ exit as Trump’s chief of staff July 27 while new communications director Anthony Scaramucci remained – when just days later, Scaramucci, too, was ousted. It gave Hayes plenty to discuss on his TV show, and in all, his tweets in the tracking week garnered 866,000 likes, up 94 percent.

  • 1. Tyra Banks

    Last week: 1