Facebook and Hollywood Reporter Team for 'TV Obsession Index'

The Walking Dead S05E01 Rick Grimes - H 2014
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The Walking Dead S05E01 Rick Grimes - H 2014

The first chart chatter about the week's most buzzed-about shows (hint: 'The Walking Dead' is the series to beat) on the social network

TV fanatics love to talk about their favorite shows, and now they'll have further proof that they aren’t alone.

The Hollywood Reporter has launched the TV Obsession Index, a weekly ranking of the 10 most talked-about shows on Facebook, using data provided by the social networking company. The rankings will be determined by what percentage of Facebook chatter about TV mentions a specific show.

Read more TV Obsession Index: 'Walking Dead' Dominates Facebook Buzz Thanks to Women

“Facebook is at the center of the TV conversation as we all share, comment and like our way through a great season premiere or a crazy series plot twist,” says Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which includes The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. “With the launch of the TV Obsession Index, The Hollywood Reporter will offer fans the most incisive look into the data to reveal which shows, newcomers and talent are driving the most chatter and engagement."

This week's TV Obsession Index shows the undead are very much alive on Facebook, as The Walking Dead made up more than 14 percent of all conversations about TV last week. It also examines the surprising finding that women are dominating the conversations about nine out of the top 10 shows, including male-skewing dramas such as FX's Sons of Anarchy.

The TV Obsession Index will appear weekly on THR.com every Wednesday and in print in THR magazine. Click here for the first post, and check out the rankings below, which cover Monday Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 30.

THR/Facebook TV Obsession Index

The Walking Dead

The dead continue to rise.


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Saturday Night Live

Love it or hate it, audiences flock to Facebook to share their favorite clips and loudest complaints.


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Sons of Anarchy

Fans of the show are tuning in to find out how Jax Teller will cope with the loss of his wife and the fact that his life is one big Freudian nightmare.


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Rounding Out the Top 10: Doctor Who - 6.6%, American Horror Story - 4.6%, Game of Thrones - 4.2%, The Voice - 3.5%, Criminal Minds - 2.7%, The Big Bang Theory - 2.3%, Family Guy - 2.2%


American Horror Story


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