Tyra Banks Takes Top Spot on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 9/23/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Banks reigns for another week on the chart, which is based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, amid the season finale of 'America’s Got Talent.'

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Tyra Banks reassumes the lead on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart (dated Sept. 20), while Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper rises back into the top 10 at No. 2.

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 Sept. 19.

It’s the fourth time Banks and Gaines have held down the top two positions on the chart – and each time, it’s been the same order, with the America’s Got Talent host at No. 1 and Gaines at No. 2.

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

    Last week: 10

  • 9. Steve Harvey

    Last week: 4

  • 8. Bill Maher

    Last week: 2

  • 7. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 6

  • 6. Stephen Colbert

    Last week: 7

    The host of the 69th Emmy Awards (held Sept. 17) was mentioned 61,000 times on Twitter (up 351 percent) and gained 99,000 new followers. The ceremony attracted 11.4 million TV viewers, narrowly avoiding an all-time low (11.3 million) achieved last year.

  • 5. Trevor Noah

    Last week: 9

  • 4. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 5

  • 3. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 1

  • 2. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: -

    Gaines earned 48,000 new Facebook followers and drove 209,000 post likes to her page, with one post – made on Sept. 14 – discussing her and husband/show co-host Chip Gaines’ Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line of interior home design-based items with Target that launches Nov. 5, partnering with St. Jude’s Target House as well to design updates for the establishment, which serves families of children being treated at Memphis’ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • 1. Tyra Banks

    Last week: 3