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Cable Shows, NBA Finals Dominate TV Twitter Chatter

Cable programming dominated the Twitter Tv  charts yesterday among entertainment networks, according to Nielsen.

USA Network’s WWE Monday Night Raw was the most social entertainment show on June 13, generating 125,000 tweets, according to Nielsen’s daily Twitter TV ratings. CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 was second with 45,000 tweets, followed by MTV’s Scream, Freeform’s new series Guilt and Comedy Central’s At Midnight With Chris Hardwick, according to Nielsen.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ win over the Golden State Warriors in game five of the NBA Finals aired by ABC was easily the most talked about live sports show on Twitter during the day, generating a whopping 2.2 million tweets, said Nielsen.

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.