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For Second Straight Year, AMC Has the Most-Tweeted About TV Series

2-the-walking-dead-season-5-promo-walking-dead-season-5-premiere-recap-5-things-you-might-have-missedOn Facebook, the most talked about TV series in 2014 was HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ On Twitter, it was ‘AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ ‘The Walking Dead’ came in second place on Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings chart in 2013, but with ‘Breaking Bad’ (another AMC show) out of the picture, it took first place this time around with the greatest average audience (4,934,000) and average number of tweets (576,000).

Between ‘The Bachelor’ (2nd), ‘Scandal’ (7th), ‘The Bachelorette’ (9th), and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (10th), ABC had the greatest number of series in the year’s Top 10. With sister network ABC Family included (‘Pretty Little Liars, 3rd), Disney/ABC Television Group had a great social TV year on Twitter.

According to Nielsen, the most-tweeted TV series minute of 2014 belonged to “The Voice (NBC), which garnered 310K Tweets at 8:59 p.m. EST on May 13, 2014.”

Note: Nielsen broke out ‘Top 10 Series,’ ‘Top 10 Specials,’ and ‘Top 10 Sports Events.’ Below, the ‘Top 10 Series:’ Read more

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

‘Walking Dead’ Winter Finale Shocks Twitter

darylbethI’m not happy with Twitter this morning since I’ve been saving some “Walking Dead” episodes and wasn’t ready to have it spoiled for me. I know we can’t expect complete secrecy but do you have to let #RIPBeth start trending? You’re killing me, guys. That’s a plot point in a hashtag.

Here’s the thing about an intense show such as “The Walking Dead” and social media: they were made for each other. It wouldn’t work if the characters weren’t as good as they are. But it’s impossible to watch a group of people you start to care about fight zombies and try to create a new world without getting shrill about it on social media.

And talk about a good social setup. Also trending last night was #AskNorman. Norman Reedus (or Daryl, King of All Men, as I refer to him) live-tweeted the finale last night and did a Q&A, though he might have been better off using a different platform since most questions were like this:

Here are some others who weren’t ready for her to go  and other spoilers:

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Wallenda Stunt Rivals ‘Shark Week’ on Discovery Channel

8e4c57215af94c2908321849605f337eNik Wallenda and The Discovery Channel had people talking this weekend. His Chicago tightrope stunt was broadcast across multi-platforms on Sunday night, battling football and “The Walking Dead.”

Amobee Brand Intelligence shared some social numbers from Sunday evening to Monday evening. Ammiel Kamon, SVP, Product Management at Amobee tells us that:

As for social, the activity didn’t show as much of a boost for Discovery Channel itself, but plenty for Wallenda and the associated hashtag. “Discovery Channel” accounted for only 4.5% of the social activity surrounding the stunt:
  • 87.3K Tweets around #SkyscraperLive
  • 35.7K Tweets around Nik Wallenda
  • 5.75K Tweets around Discovery Channel

How ‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Reacted on Twitter to the Season 5 Premiere

Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5 (Screengrab)Not many shows can unseat ‘Scandal’ from the social TV throne, but ‘The Walking Dead’ did just that last week. AMC’s hit show topped Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings chart last week, winning all four major categories easily.

According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, 354,675 of 1,320,056 tweets about the premiere were emotional reactions. 34% of the emotional reactions included the word “amazing” and 21% included “funny.” The premiere drove the most emotional reactions 20 minutes in, when Carol blew up a gas tank. Below, some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic:

  • Right at 9:00 when fans were “excited” for the new season. This five minute period is when the highest spike in tweets, though not reactions, occurred.
  • “Crazy” spiked from 9:05-9:10 during the brutal murders at Terminus.
  • People expressed “hate” when the Terminus guy threatened baby Judith from 9:40-9:45.
  • Both “happy” and “cried” spiked when Daryl and Carol were reunited from 9:50-9:55.
  • People expressed “Love” when Mary from Terminus got eaten by zombies from 10:10-10:15.

Infographic: What Else Do Socially Active Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ Like?


‘The Walking Dead’ returned this week with jaw-dropping linear and social numbers. With ‘Breaking Bad’ over and just seven episodes left of ‘Mad Men,’ AMC still reigns supreme with its apocalyptic zombie drama.

Twitter analytics company StatSocial tracked #walkingdead” and “@walkingdead_amc” over the course of the week and found the following about the show’s audience:

- ‘The Walking Dead’ fanbase’s number two show? ‘Talking Dead’, which shows that they’re not only interested in watching the show but discussing it afterwards.

- Even though Microsoft’s Surface is a partner with ‘The Walking Dead,’ the show’s fan base prefers Sony.

- The top celebrities followed by the show’s fans are all actors on the show. This generally isn’t the case, showing that the show’s fan base is ultra loyal.

Below, an infographic from StatSocial with more stats:

Social Scoreboard: Week of October 6

Social TV fans: ‘Scandal’ finally has some competition. Season 5 of ‘The Walking Dead’ premiered last night, and Twitter was all over it. 494,000 unique authors composed 1,320,000 tweets about the show, reaching a unique audience of 7.47 million people, according to Nielsen’s Weekly Twitter TV Ratings.

FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ came in second place, and according to Canvs just over 25% of the tweets contained emotional reactions. Top-of-the-chart staple ‘Scandal’ came in third, and ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’ (The Rock HAS COME BACK) and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ rounded out the top 5. Not to be looked over, ‘The Voice’ once again made two appearances on the list with airings on back-to-back nights.

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An Inside Look at Year Three of Skybound’s ‘The Walking Dead Escape’

the-walking-dead-escape-logoIn February, Skybound announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship co-founder David Isaacs would become President of Skybound EXP, the entertainment company’s live events and experiential marketing subsidiary. Skybound publishes comic books through Image Comics and includes all of Robert Kirkman’s (‘The Walking Dead’) work.

Skybound’s extremely popular ‘The Walking Dead Escape’ – an immersive zombie obstacle course experience for diehard ‘Dead’ fans – is now in its third year at San Diego Comic-Con. For more on the history of the experience and what’s new for this year, we spoke with Isaacs, who is managing the execution for the first time: Read more

‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Twitter Takeover’ Answers Fans’ Questions Before Finale

Some fans might have missed out on crucial parts of “The Walking Dead” season four finale, but there were also a lot of happy campers who enjoyed seeing their favorite zombie-fleeing heroins arrive at the “salvation” known as “Terminus” (this author will say no more for fear of spoilers).

Fans also engaged with the show’s stars hours before the finale, as the cast took over the @walkingdead_amc Twitter handle, answering fan questions using hashtag #askTWC.

One social user asked Daryl Dixon, who plays Norman Reedus, what the hardest part of playing the character has been.

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Some Viewers Air Frustrations Via Social After ‘The Walking Dead’ Finale Goes Dark

Season four of AMC’s hit zombie thriller “The Walking Dead” aired last night, but some viewers were left in the dark, taking to social media to air their frustrations.

In Central New York, the show went in and out for many, at some points going black. Many took to Twitter to vent.

Time Warner Cable’s official customer service Twitter account responded.

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Predictions of the week: Will Bones and Booth get married?

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Social TV isn’t only about measuring the volume of buzz surrounding a show. Fans take to Twitter and Facebook to opine not only about what they think about a soon-to-be-realeased show or what they’re seeing during a live airing, but also about what is going to happen next in their favorite scripted TV shows. Even shows in their off-season like Game of Thrones, which doesn’t return to TV for another five months, drives buzz in the form of fan predictions. In our next installment of an exclusive partnership with Insticator, we take a look at the week’s most popular fan predictions (warning: spoiler alerts). Read more