Social Climbers Charts: Alyssa Milano Rises After #SexStrike, ‘Riverdale’ Rules Top Scripted

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

Alyssa Milano’s social media #SexStrike earns the actress her first top five on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart since February, re-entering at No. 5 on the May 22-dated tally.

THR’s Social Climbers charts are rankings of the most popular entities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends engagement to entities’ social media accounts along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended May 14.

Milano’s May 10 tweet, in which she called for a #SexStrike "until women have legal control over our own bodies," protesting legislative attempts to ban or restrict abortions in the U.S., helped her to a 310 percent boost in overall social engagement. "Not one uterus," she added May 14.

Four spots above Milano, Dwayne Johnson again leads the Top Actors list, while Ellen DeGeneres and Kevin Hart rule Top TV Personalities and Top Comedians, respectively. DeGeneres in particular holds off a charge from Tyra Banks; the America’s Got Talent host scores 4.3 million Instagram favorites comes due to her posting of multiple photos — including the cover — from her 2019 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue shoot. “This is for everybody that has been told that they are not good enough because of their body, their age, their everything,” Banks wrote.

On the TV side, Riverdale ends Game of Thrones’ multi-week run at No. 1 on Top Scripted, moving from No. 2 to No. 1. The teen drama aired the penultimate episode of its third season on May 8, and its top Instagram post (508,000 favorites) wished its followers a Happy Mother’s Day.

Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live and World of Dance lead Top News/Talk/Variety and Top Unscripted for the second week in a row, respectively.

See the Social Climbers charts below, and for the full 25-position Top Actors list, pick up the THR issue dated May 22.

Top Actors
1. Dwayne Johnson (=)
2. Priyanka Chopra (=)
3. Chris Evans (=)
4. Kevin Hart (+11)
5. Alyssa Milano (re-entry)
6. Jennifer Lopez (-2)
7. Jason Momoa (re-entry)
8. Gabrielle Union (+12)
9. Ricky Gervais (+4)
10. Mark Hamill (-5)
 
Top Comedians
1. Kevin Hart (=)
2. Ricky Gervais (+1)
3. Colleen Ballinger (+6)
4. Desi Banks (+1)
5. Tommy Chong (-1)
6. Michael Blackson (+4)
7. DL Hughley (-1)
8. Trevor Noah (-1)
9. Joe Rogan (re-entry)
10. Bill Maher (re-entry)
 
Top TV Personalities
1. Ellen DeGeneres (=)
2. Tyra Banks (re-entry)
3. Mike Huckabee (+2)
4. Jimmy Fallon (-2)
5. Jonathan Van Ness (+1)
6. Steve Harvey (-2)
7. Lawrence O'Donnell (+2)
8. Tamera Mowry (-5)
9. Chris Hayes (+1)
10. Gordon Ramsay (re-entry)
 
Top Scripted
1. Riverdale (+1)
2. Grey's Anatomy (+4)
3. Game of Thrones (-2)
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (=)
5. Pretty Little Liars (-2)
6. The Big Bang Theory (-1)
7. The Flash (+1)
8. Lucifer (+2)
9. Agents of SHIELD (-2)
10. The Walking Dead (-1)
 
Top News/Talk/Variety
1. Saturday Night Live (=)
2. Today (=)
3. The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (=)
4. Good Morning America (+1)
5. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (+1)
6. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (-2)
7. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (=)
8. The Late Late Show With James Corden (=)
9. ABC World News Tonight (=)
10. The View (re-entry)
 
Top Unscripted
1. World of Dance (=)
2. American Idol (=)
3. The Voice (=)
4. The Bachelorette (+1)
5. Keeping Up With the Kardashians (+1)
6. Top Gear (+2)
7. America's Funniest Home Videos (-3)
8. Teen Mom (debut)
9. America's Got Talent (re-entry)
10. Impractical Jokers (=)