TVGuide.com just expanded their Social TV features with Social Power Rankings—a new, continuously updated chart that ranks television shows based on how many people are talking about them on TVGuide.com, Facebook and Twitter.
TVGuide.com isn’t the only service to rank TV shows based on social buzz. SocialGuide recently launched The Social 100—a daily, weekly and monthly list ranking the most social TV programs and networks, and Trendrr also ranks shows according to social influence in their social television charts. The results you see on Trendrr and The Social 100, however, are likely to differ from those on TV Guide’s Social Power Rankings, as TVGuide.com is including their own stats in addition to Twitter and Facebook.
An announcement about the Social Power Rankings on TVGuide.com says, “Shows are ranked based on user activity at TVGuide.com, including check-in, comments, fan page actions, as well as discussion on Facebook and Twitter. Each day’s hottest shows will be displayed prominently on TVGuide’s homepage.” I like the fact that they are including activity on the site into their formula for determining the rankings—after all, their primary audience is, of course, those that are already using the site, so it only makes sense to incorporate their users’ actions and opinions into their results.
The new Social Power Rankings work seamlessly with TVGuide.com’s already existing Social TV offerings, including the Watchlist feature that launched earlier this summer, allowing users to follow their favorite shows, celebs, and sports teams.
Click here to learn more about TVGuide.com’s Watchlist feature and feel free to share your thoughts below. What do you think about TVGuide.com’s social TV features, including the new Social Power Rankings?
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