‘Game of Thrones’ Was the Most Talked About TV Show on Facebook in 2014

By Adam Flomenbaum 

Facebook_like_thumbFacebook last Tuesday released a host of Top 10 lists looking back at the most talked-about events, entertainers, and topics on the social network in 2014. ‘Game of Thrones’ topped the TV show list, and social TV staples such as ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ comprised the rest of the Top 3. Still, other shows such as ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (though its linear ratings are through the roof) and ‘Downton Abbey,’ not often mentioned as social TV staples were also part of the Top 5.

To host the lists, Facebook created a dedicated website—yearinreview.fb.com. They also produced a year-end video. Below, the most talked-about* TV shows along with the video:

1. Game of Thrones

2. Orange is the New Black

3. The Walking Dead

4. The Big Bang Theory

5. Downton Abbey

6. American Horror Story

7. Sons of Anarchy

8. True Detective

9. How I Met Your Mother

10. Scandal

*Methodology

Facebook’s Year in Review top 10 lists were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January and December 2014. To put this list together, Facebook posts were analyzed in an aggregated, anonymized way, and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook.