Dwayne Johnson Celebrates 200 Million Instagram Followers, Rules THR’s Top Actors Social Chart

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The charts rank the most popular personalities and TV shows based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Dwayne Johnson celebrates becoming the most-followed American man on Instagram with – what else? – an Instagram post, which helps him rule The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, part of the Social Climbers chart catalog, dated Oct. 21.

THR’s Social Climbers charts are rankings of the most popular entities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVP. The chart's methodology blends engagement to entities’ social media accounts along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Oct. 13.

Johnson’s Oct. 10 upload celebrated the distinction, which sees him at over 200 million followers on the site. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that post went on to be the biggest by an actor in the Oct. 7-13 chart tracking week, with 5.3 million Instagram favorites.

“I spoke my truth with a little poise, dignity & respect and here’s the result,” he wrote.

Johnson spends his 93rd week at No. 1 on Top Actors and ninth in a row. He’s been in the top two every week since mid-July.

Meanwhile, Kirstie Alley debuts on Top Actors at No. 10, her bow coming via 1.5 million Twitter favorites, up 122 percent, plus 317,000 retweets and 51,000 mentions on the platform.

Alley’s social gains mostly surround her political tweets supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection, calling support for Joe Biden “a vote for socialism” in her most-engaged-with tweet of the week.

See the Social Climbers charts below, and for the full 25-position Top Actors list, pick up the THR issue dated Oct. 21.

Top Actors
1. Dwayne Johnson (=, 93 weeks)
2. George Takei (+2)
3. Millie Bobby Brown (-1)
4. Lily Collins (+4)
5. Nina Dobrev (re-entry)
6. Jennifer Lopez (-3)
7. Cole Sprouse (re-entry)
8. Tom Felton (-3)
9. Viola Davis (re-entry)
10. Kirstie Alley (debut)

Top Comedians
1. Joe Rogan (=, 9 weeks)
2. Adam Sandler (re-entry)
3. DL Hughley (=)
4. Ricky Gervais (re-entry)
5. Mike Epps (+1)
6. Kevin Hart (-4)
7. Lil’ Duval (-3)
8. Bill Maher (=)
9. Rickey Smiley (re-entry)
10. Colleen Ballinger (re-entry)

Top TV Personalities
1. Steve Harvey (re-entry, 4 weeks)
2. Gordon Ramsay (+3)
3. Mike Huckabee (+1)
4. Ellen DeGeneres (+5)
5. Jake Tapper (-3)
6. Chris Hayes (-5)
7. Adamari Lopez (re-entry)
8. Ree Drummond (+2)
9. Bill Maher (-2)
10. Jimmy Fallon (-7)

Top Scripted
1. Grey’s Anatomy (+1, 4 weeks)
2. Supernatural (+5)
3. Peaky Blinders (re-entry)
4. SpongeBob SquarePants (+4)
5. The Umbrella Academy (+4)
6. South Park (-3)
7. Family Guy (re-entry)
8. Doctor Who (re-entry)
9. This Is Us (re-entry)
10. The 100 (-6)

Top News/Talk/Variety
1. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (+1, 55 weeks)
2. Fox & Friends (+4)
3. Saturday Night Live (=)
4. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (=)
5. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (-4)
6. The Rachel Maddow Show (-1)
7. The Late Late Show with James Corden (re-entry)
8. Entertainment Tonight (-1)
9. Tucker Carlson Tonight (-1)
10. Today (-1)

Top Unscripted
1. Dancing with the Stars (=, 6 weeks)
2. America’s Funniest Home Videos (=)
3. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (+4)
4. Lip Sync Battle (re-entry)
5. America’s Got Talent (=)
6. The Masked Singer (=)
7. Caught in Providence (+3)
8. The Bachelorette (re-entry)
9. The Great British Bake Off (=)
10. Big Brother (-2)