TV's Biggest Social Climbers


Last week I explained to you how The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The X Factor and Spongebob Squarepants became some of TV's most talked about shows online, and with releasing statistics for January 2013, I wanted to take a look at TV's biggest social climbers!

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Topping's list of most talked about TV shows (excluding sports and special programming) is Pretty Little Liars, while American Idol comes in second and Spongebob ranks third. In fourth place is MTV's Catfish, a show that was generating lots of online interest before the Manti Te'o scandal, but truly exploded after the Notre Dame linebacker fell victim to the online hoaxing Nev Schulman's show revolves around. Catfish, which premieres in November of 2012, didn't rank within 2012's Most 50 Most Social Shows.

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Over the last 30 days, The Vampire Diaries rose from #14 to #6, while Piers Morgan Tonight went from #16 to #7. MTV is also making a statement with their new reality show, Buckwild, which entered the list at #10.

In terms of the major networks, ABC is making the strongest showing with their Thursday night Shonda Rhimes block. Grey's Anatomy not only jumped from #28 in 2012 to #5 in January, but Scandal rocketed up the list, going from unranked in 2012 to #13!

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There's also good news for Fox's The Following, which made #42 in its debut month, while The Carrie Diaries entered at #44 and the final episodes of Fringe helped the show make the list (at #40).

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Total activity is determined by Twitter, Facebook, GetGlue, and Viggle, and activity.