Twitter users turned their attention away from Scandal and Washington D.C machinations to zombies and freak shows in this week’s Twitter TV top ten list provided by Nielsen. AMC’s The Walking Dead trampled the competition with 1.32 million tweets reaching an audience of 7.4 million twitter accounts. The show even sacked NBC’s Sunday Night Football by attracting 17.3 million viewers in the 18-49 old demographic. The season five premiere of the zombie drama picked up after the season four cliffhanger at the Terminus which saw the main characters locked up in a train car to feed the undead hordes. Fans were certainly happy to have the zombie fighting crew back together.
— Danny (@iversdr) October 13, 2014
So happy to have @WalkingDead_AMC back! I almost cried just now! This episode was awesome and the reunion just now was everything!
Everybody back together again!!! #TheWalkingDead
— Nat King Troll (@MrMaalyMal) October 13, 2014
FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show finished a respectable second in the Twitter top ten, producing just over a million tweets seen by 6.4 million Twitter accounts. The season four premiere featured a murderous clown that killed parents and robbed little kids. Scary? TV critics thought it was the scariest episode yet and fans took a real liking to Twisty the clown. .
— Taylor Leigh (@TayLor___Leigh) October 9, 2014
— ❥.HollyWo0d&Co. (@Qween_Wezt) October 9, 2014