The Charts: Vampire Diaries Returns to the Social Network Charts, Witches of East End Improves for Season Finale

By | October 9, 2014


vampire-diaries-cancelledThe CW’s aging series Vampire Diaries may have had a less than stellar debut in the ratings for its sixth season, but the show continues to stir up plenty of activity among those who frequent the social networks.  That series landed at the Number 4 slot for the week on the Nielsen Twitter Ratings that measure activity on Twitter related to the live broadcast of TV shows.  And it made it to the Number 3 slot on the General Sentiment charts that measure activity across several social networks for broadcast net shows.  Vampire Diaries made it into the Top 10 of the Nielsen Twitter Ratings for its season premiere last year as well, but then dropped out after that.  However, it was a fixture on the GetGlue charts that measured social activity last year (that site has since changed its name to TV Tag and dropped the charts) and I expect it and most of the other CW shows to be regular entries on the General Sentiment charts this year.

Other chart activity of interest for last week:  Witches of East End improved to the Number 8 slot on the General Sentiment cable charts for its two hour season finale.  Star Wars: Rebels premiered in the Cable Top 25 based on total viewers and also made it into the General Sentiment charts.  Agents of SHIELD may be struggling in the ratings, but it still continues to rank in the General Sentiment Top 25 for the broadcast nets.  Resurrection fell out of the broadcast net Top 25 based on the ratings and Once Upon A Time fell out of the Top 25 based on total viewers.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of September 29th thru October 5th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Vampire Diaries CW 4 n/a Up
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Once Upon A Time ABC 10 13 Up 3.3 3.7
Gotham FOX 14 17 Up 2.8 3.2
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Person of Interest CBS 19 20 Up 10.7 10.6
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Star Wars: Rebels Disney 23 n/a Up 2.7 n/a
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Vampire Diaries CW 3 n/a Up
Gotham FOX 7 2 Down
Once Upon A Time ABC 10 7 Down
Sleepy Hollow FOX 12 n/a Up
Agents of SHIELD ABC 13 11 Down
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Doctor Who BBCA 1 1 Same
The Strain FX 7 9 Up
Witches of East End Lifetime 8 18 Up
Star Wars: Rebels Disney 20 n/a Up

 

Nielsen Twitter Ratings ranked based on the Unique Audience – The total number of distinct Twitter accounts accruing at least one impression of one or more different Tweets ascribed to a TV episode.  More info at this link.

General Sentiment tracks activity across the social networks for shows airing new episodes in Prime Time (start times between 8:00 PM and 10:55 PM EST Monday – Saturday and 7:00 PM and 10:55 PM EST on Sunday).  This data collected on seven (7) major broadcast networks and 43 cable television networks.  More info at this link.

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