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

10:30 AM 9/2/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The host of "America's Got Talent" has now led the chart, which ranks the most popular personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for seven weeks in all.

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After falling from the top spot for a week, Tyra Banks returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Personalities chart dated Sept. 6 after earning a 27 percent boost in social media conversation in the tracking week, according to MVPindex.

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. 29.

Gordon Ramsay, who reigned at No. 1 in Banks' stead, falls to No. 2, while Chris Hayes, Mike Rowe and Martha Stewart return to the top 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. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 9

  • 9. Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 6

  • 8. Martha Stewart

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Mike Rowe

    Deadliest Catch

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    Last week: -


    Rowe posted from Reno, Nevada, where he received the National Commander's Media and Communications Award from The American Legion on Aug. 23, a post that helped him to 295,000 Facebook post likes in the tracking week. The award honored Rowe's "modest efforts to celebrate the men and women of the United States Armed Forces."

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

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    Last week: 4

  • 5. Steve Harvey

    Family Feud

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

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    Last week: -

  • 3. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 7

    Gaines and husband Chip announced Aug. 28 that all proceeds from "Texas Forever" shirt sales on the duo's website purchased through Sept. 30 will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, accruing 684,000 Instagram favorites and 82,000 Facebook post likes as part of the announcement.

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

    The F Word

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Tyra Banks

    America's Got Talent

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    Last week: 3