Social Climbers Charts: ‘Corden’ Nabs First News/Talk/Variety No. 1 After Blackpink Appearance

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

The No. 1 spots on The Hollywood Reporter’s Social Climbers charts for the May 1-dated issue remain largely the same, with one exception: CBS' The Late Late Show With James Corden takes over the top spot on the Top News/Talk/Variety tally, ruling the list for the first time.

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 April 23.

The Late Late Show, which previously peaked at No. 3 on Top News/Talk/Variety earlier this month, vaults from No. 9 to No. 1. The show was up in all social media metrics (a boost of 378 percent across all platforms) thanks to its posts promoting the appearance of K-pop girl group Blackpink on April 19. The four-piece unit performed the new single “Kill This Love” and participated in a game of Flinch.

A pair of shows additionally debut on the list: CBS News Sunday Morning (No. 4) and Sesame Street (No. 10).

The Top Scripted and Unscripted tallies, meanwhile, are again ruled by Game of Thrones and American Idol, respectively.

On the personality-based rankings, Dwayne Johnson holds No. 1 on Top Actors after nabbing the top three posts on social media by an actor in the tracking week, led by an Instagram upload celebrating daughter Tiana’s first birthday.

Shemar Moore, Jason Momoa and Robert Downey Jr. additionally vault into the top 10 at Nos. 7-9, respectively. Moore jumped 82 percent in Facebook post likes thanks to uploads on April 20 celebrating his 49th birthday, while Momoa’s social media boost is due to his making waves on Instagram: In addition to shaving off the beard for which he’s been long known (a process he documented in a video), the newly clean-shaven actor uploaded a series of much-favorited photos with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

See each of the charts below, and for the full 25-position Top Actors list, pick up the THR issue dated May 1.

Top Actors
1. Dwayne Johnson
2. Will Smith
3. Priyanka Chopra
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. George Takei
6. Kevin Hart
7. Shemar Moore
8. Jason Momoa
9. Robert Downey Jr.
10. Mark Hamill

Top Comedians
1. Kevin Hart
2. Jess Hilarious
3. Joe Rogan
4. Trevor Noah
5. Ricky Gervais
6. Tommy Chong
7. DL Hughley
8. Desi Banks
9. Michael Blackson
10. Rickey Smiley

Top TV Personalities
1. Ellen DeGeneres
2. Mike Huckabee
3. Mike Rowe
4. Jonathan Van Ness
5. Trevor Noah
6. Jimmy Fallon
7. Steve Harvey
8. Antoni Porowski
9. Chris Hayes
10. Tamera Mowry

Top Scripted
1. Game of Thrones
2. Riverdale
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. Pretty Little Liars
5. The Flash
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
7. The Walking Dead
8. Jane the Virgin
9. Supernatural
10. The 100

Top News/Talk/Variety
1. The Late Late Show With James Corden
2. Today
3. The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
4. CBS News Sunday Morning
5. Good Morning America
6. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
7. Saturday Night Live
8. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
9. Jimmy Kimmel Live!
10. Sesame Street

Top Unscripted
1. American Idol
2. World of Dance
3. America's Funniest Home Videos
4. The Voice
5. Keeping Up With the Kardashians
6. Queer Eye
7. The Grand Tour
8. Live PD
9. Top Gear
10. America's Got Talent