Cable Shows Dominate Weekly Social Media Chatter

Cable shows and specials led by Fox News’ Republican Presidential Candidate Debate dominated last week’s Twitter TV Ratings, according to Nielsen.

Thursday’s Republican Debate – which generated 24 million viewers -- drew more than 3 million Tweets that reached more than 9.2 million unique Twitter users to top all TV shows for the period of Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, said Nielsen.

Jon Stewart’s final episode as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Aug. 6 drew 233,000 tweets across 4.2 million Twitter users to finished second for the week. Overall, the show generated 3.5 million viewers

ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, USA Network’s WWE Monday Night Raw and HBO’s True Detective finish among the top five series and specials for the week, according to Nielsen.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.