Tyra Banks Returns to No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 7/29/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Banks has now led the chart, based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for three weeks in all.

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Tyra Banks returns to the summit of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, reigning for a third nonconsecutive week in all.

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 25.

Along with Banks’ Top TV Personalities leap, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeremy Clarkson and Steve Harvey find their way back onto the 10-position chart.

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


  • 10. Steve Harvey

    Last week: -

  • 9. Jeremy Clarkson

    Last week: -

  • 8. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 2

  • 7. Stephen Colbert

    Last week: 5

  • 6. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 8

  • 5. Jimmy Kimmel

    Last week: -

    On Twitter, Kimmel honored a frequent musical guest on his late night show, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, who died July 20, calling him “one of the kindest” he’d had on the show. He leaps 1,129 percent in Twitter likes and 672 percent in Twitter retweets.

  • 4. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 1

  • 3. Bill Maher

    Last week: 4

  • 2. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 6

  • 1. Tyra Banks

    Last week: 3

    A large chunk of Banks’ chart metrics comes via Facebook, where the host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent continued to promote the show with some of its most recent performances. In the latest tracking week, she added 143,000 new followers on Facebook – a 665 percent boost – to her 7.4 million total.