This week SocialGuide, the first real-time social TV guide, launched The Social 100, a ranking of the most social TV programs and networks. The Social 100 ranks the most social programming on a daily, weekly and monthly basis based upon social media activity. With the launch, SocialGuide released a ranking of the most social television shows and networks in July 2011. Read on to find out who topped the list.
The July 2011 report shows that FOX ranked as the most social TV network, with viewers engaging on social media around FOX programming more than any other network’s programming. Basketball Wives clocked in at the most social program in primetime but Family Guy takes the cake for the most social program of all, followed by SpongeBob SquarePants. Basketball Wives clocked in at number three overall.
Sean Casey, the founder and CEO of SocialGuide, says, “Understanding the social footprint of a program is becoming increasingly important to networks and agencies. We developed The Social 100 to give comprehensive insight into the potential social reach and social engagement across the U.S. television landscape. In the coming months we look forward to offering a premium service that will give networks, programmers, marketers and research executives deeper data and analysis of the social activity and reactions around their programming.”
I think this is a neat measurement tool for determining the popularity of television shows and networks and I’m sure it will be a great resource for viewers to discover new shows, in addition to providing networks and programmers with important social statistics. I was surprised, however, that True Blood clocked in all the way down at number 9, after Maury and The Jersey Shore! Are you surprised to find out which shows are the most social? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.