Huffpost Media

Here Are The Most Popular Anchors On Social Media

Posted: Updated:

Anderson Cooper once joked that he has always lived in the "shadow" of Ron Burgundy during his time on CNN. Well, it's true.

A new study by Market Wired looking at the most popular news anchors on social media found that Ron Burgundy, Anderson Cooper, Megyn Kelly, Katie Couric and Wolf Blitzer are the most talked about. The study determined which anchors from top broadcasts were mentioned the most on social media like Facebook and Twitter, and how favorably. Cooper fell right behind Burgundy with 560,425 mentions (85 percent favorable).

During a segment of Cooper's "Ridiculist" on Wednesday night, the "AC360" host defended his favorability ranking by saying that the negative ones consisted of "inscrutable late night rants, unfathomable filth and just direct threats of violence." He called the data "skewed" and claimed that the only reason he came in second place was because "there's no movie about me."

Of course, Cooper could have just used the excuse that Ron Burgundy is not real, so he merely lost to a made-up, fictional character. Therefore, if we're counting only real-life news anchors, Anderson Cooper is social media's favorite.

Here is the full list from Market Wired:

social media

Also on HuffPost:

Anderson Cooper Through The Years
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Kathy Griffin joins Anderson Cooper for CNN's New Year's Eve show

This Just In! Ron Burgundy IS the Most Popular Newscaster on Social Media ...

Will Ferrell meets his Ron Burgundy inspiration

Ron Burgundy's memoir: the 15 best lines