Twitter is starting to get a little bit reflective at the end of the year, and that includes releasing a number of retrospective lists. Today, we’re focusing on one that matters here more than any other: The five most-tweeted-about TV shows of the year.
Below, take a look at the ones calculated by the social-media company. There are not necessarily any surprises on this list when you think about sheer popularity.
5. Big Brother – It’s got live feeds, live episodes, and also multiple airings over the course of the week. It’s got reasons for people to tweet about it, but beyond that with more than 30 episodes a season it also gives its viewers plenty of opportunities in which to do so.
4. The Walking Dead – This may be the most discussion-worthy year we’ve seen to date for the AMC franchise, especially when you consider everything that happened in between losing Chandler Riggs and then also losing Andrew Lincoln from the cast.
3. Grey’s Anatomy – It’s true that we are now a decade and a half into the show’s run but somehow, the enthusiasm for new episodes is very much the same as it once was. Credit to the writers for continuing to find a way to make this medical drama engrossing, even after so much time on the air.
2. Roseanne – This show is probably not just on the list because of the show itself; let’s just make that very much clear right now. The show had the benefit of really strong ratings throughout its short run a little earlier this spring.
1. Saturday Night Live – Is anyone altogether surprised about this? It’s really hard to be, when you consider the fact that the sketch show constantly makes headlines for their cold opens. Also, it probably helps them that the President of the United States is also tweeted about them, even if it’s not always done in the most favorable manner imaginable.
Out of this list, it’s easy to imagine that many of them are going to remain in the spotlight and on this list moving forward — Big Brother and SNL are the two shows that always have the advantage of a live component. Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead just so happen to deliver some great ratings week in and week out. Roseanne is the obvious show that isn’t going to be on the list next year (it’s not on anymore), and while we think that The Conners could theoretically replace it, it’s hard to imagine that happening just because of the simple fact that this series is losing some of the buzz that it had following Roseanne Barr’s initial firing.
What shows did you watch and/or tweet about during this past calendar year? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: ABC.)