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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Return Dominates Twitter [Spoiler Alert!]

SOA-logoThe Season 7 premiere of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ aired on Tuesday and was cable’s highest-rated show, and was at the top of Nielsen’s daily Twitter TV ratings.

According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, 62,254 of the 214,777 tweets about the show were emotional reactions. If you haven’t watched yet (time-shifting or not, how could you not have?), don’t read any further. But if you were tweeting along with the premiere, see below for some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic: Read more

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How ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Rules With Social Media

SOAanarchyaferwardLast night’s “Sons of Anarchy” premiere was trending last night, beating out “Big Brother” in Nielsen’s Twitter ratings. It’s not just that the final season promises to be the most excruciating yet. Fan interaction on social media is almost at “Scandal” levels.

This is how they kill it on social media, in two easy steps:

Showrunner Kurt Sutter is an active Twitter user and promoter. If you’re a fan and don’t interact with him, you’re missing out.

Taking a hint from “The Walking Dead,” FX is running #AnarchyAfterword live after the show, instead of just online. So fans can participate right after in asking questions and getting their fan fix on. On the show website, and via on-air prompts, they also advertise the week’s featured hashtags.

It doesn’t hurt that the show is packed with suspense and plot twists, making it easy to gush over on Twitter or TvTag. Can we start the #SaveJuice campaign, yet?

 

‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter to fans: ‘We will come baring gifts, good cheer and basically disrupt your neighborhood’

The highly anticipated season six premiere of Sons of Anarchy will air on FX on September 10th at 10pm. Show creator and actor Kurt Sutter (who we interviewed in December) has already begun riling up his passionate fan base to make sure ratings increase like they did last year. Since season four he’s been personally running a successful and simple social media competition that rewards a fan on social media if they increase their ratings. The often controversial show runner just sent out the following to subscribers of his Blogger blog. Read more

How show runners should be using social TV, an interview with Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter

Social TV storytelling is on the rise. Proof of this is not only from the digital executives that have gone above and beyond to bring storytelling into the marketing mix. TV creators and show runners, who have always been the backbone of the TV content we love are now embracing social in ways we could have never imagined. Kurt Sutter, the creator and genius behind FX’s Sons of Anarchy (where he also play the crazy and imprisoned Otto) is proof of how important it is for show runners to genuinely and constantly use the social web. The day after Sons’ season five finale topped the ratings we interviewed Sutter about using social for storytelling in between seasons. Read more

Inside look at Entertainment Weekly's TV and Comic-Con coverage [video]

One of the main reasons Comic-Con has become the platform for TV to connect with fans is because of the length TV news has gone to cover the event and bring the highlights and breaking news to readers around the world. Entertainment Weekly (EW), which launched their "viEWer" second-screen app at the end of 2011, captured TV and more in San Diego in a bigger way than ever before. We interviewed West Coast News Editor...

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