While the top TV shows
this year in terms of viewing were dominated by NFL football -- either as an individual episode such as the Super Bowl, or a series like NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” -- it was a
number of cable TV dramas that dominated the charts when it came to social media activity.
For three months from September through November, Nielsen SocialGuide says five of the top 10
shows were cable TV shows when it came to their average unique audience.
The top two shows were from AMC: “Breaking Bad,” with a 6.03 million average unique audience and
“The Walking Dead” at 4.89 million. FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” was next at 2.93 million.
The two best-performing broadcast network series were from
ABC: the rising drama “Scandal” at 2.31 million; and the longtime celebrity dance competition show, “Dancing with the Stars,” at 2.22 million.
NBC made the list with
“The Voice” in sixth place, at 2.13 million. Two Fox shows were next: “Glee” at 2.05 million and “The X Factor” with 1.8 million.
MTV had the last two
spots on the top 10 list: “Catfish: The TV Show” at 1.77 million and “Awkward” at 1.47 million.