'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Breaking Bad' Top GetGlue Chart for the Week of August 5-11

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August 12th, 2013

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The Big Bang Theory was the top broadcast show on GetGlue, and Breaking Bad was the top cable show for the week of August 5-11. Remember: a show's social media popularity does not correlate to its renewal prospects and/or actual ratings.

GetGlue August 5-11

 
  • robin

    am i missing something breaking bad isn’t anywhere on the list

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Go Zero Hour! ;-) :-)

  • Fred

    The writeup is for the 5-11th, but the table is for July 29-Aug 4th.

  • ryan

    I’m going to say this again, but the statement “Remember: a show’s social media popularity does not correlate to its renewal prospects and/or actual ratings” is factually wrong. You can definitely argue that social media popularity is not CAUSATION, but it absolutely is CORRELATION. Pretty much every show near the top of this list will be or has been renewed. In statistical terms, using social media popularity as your sole variable for predicting renewal outcomes will yield above-average predictive power. Therefore, social media popularity and renewal prospects are CORRELATED. To argue otherwise is to display a woeful ignorance of statistics.

  • sue

    LOVE Big Bang!!! One of the best shows on TV STILL!

  • Anthony

    I’m going to say this again, but the statement “Remember: a show’s social media popularity does not correlate to its renewal prospects and/or actual ratings” is factually wrong. You can definitely argue that social media popularity is not CAUSATION, but it absolutely is CORRELATION. Pretty much every show near the top of this list will be or has been renewed. In statistical terms, using social media popularity as your sole variable for predicting renewal outcomes will yield above-average predictive power. Therefore, social media popularity and renewal prospects are CORRELATED. To argue otherwise is to display a woeful ignorance of statistics.

    Maybe in your mind but, not in reality. Why yes it appears that most of the shows at the top will be or have been renewed, but what you aren’t seeing is all the shows towards the bottom of the list (social wise) that will be or are renewed DESPITE not having big social metrics. In addition GetGlue’s own website blog readily admits that there isn’t a strict correlation between ratings (which actually do determine a shows renewal) and check ins. They have detailed charts showing that certain genres (such as teen dramas and sci-fi shows) do substantially better socially than others (such as crime shows) when you compare it to their actual ratings. As well, they point out that shows which skew more female tend to rate better socially than male skewing shows. Fact (from their website blog) SEVEN out of the top 10 most checked in shows for men were cancelled in 2011, and an eighth (Smallville) ended it’s final season. Whereas 9 out 10 shows on the female list were renewed (the 10th was a Royal Wedding special). I cannot post the link to the blog entry but it is called “Analyzing Social Television: Check-Ins Vs Nielsen Rating” you should read it.

  • Ji

    Wrong, it’s not getglue chart in this weeks

  • PurpleDrazi

    It is kind of impressive that a show that has been in reruns for the past couple of months is still consistantly toping the social media charts.

  • Alienware

    Not that impressive actually when you factor in that almost all of the other trending shows are in reruns. Cable dramas that are running originals more than triplicate TBBT activity.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @Alienware

    OK, fair enough. But if you look at the activity number it would at least put it equal with #6 on the cable list and those are all originals.

    To be fair, BBT is running reruns on Cable as well as Broadcast channels so folks are getting a larger than normal dose.

    Maybe impressive isn’t the word to use but it’s still not to shabby.

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