The numbers are in and it’s clear that The Walking Dead is officially the most talked about television series in the last year and the numbers aren’t even close.
Daily Mail published a recent Nielson’s Social Contract for the new season and The Walking Dead is king.
With each episode, the series collected around 2 million interactions per episode, when spread across Facebook and Twitter. That’s over double than the second place spot, which is Fox’s Empire.
Empire received around 860,000 mentions per episode. In third and fourth, The Bachelor and This Is Us hit around 453,000 and 436,000 each. Some of this may have to do with the hilarious memes from The Walking Dead.
Walking Dead Crushes Empire, This Is Us, All Of TV…
Comic Book reports:
“The numbers are in, and The Walking Dead was officially the most talked-about TV series this past season. And honestly, it wasn’t even close. Daily Mail published Nielson’s Social Contact Ratings for the 2016-17 TV season, and The Walking Dead won the talked-about title handedly.”
“According to the study, the series amassed over 2 million interactions per episode across Twitter and Facebook. That’s more than double the second place series. Empire on Fox came in second with 860,000 mentions each episode. Way behind that series are hit shows The Bachelor and This Is Us, with 453,000 and 436,000 mentions respectively. Everyone knew that Walking Dead fans were intense, but that just proves how connected they truly are. There’s no stopping the wave of Deadies on social media every Sunday night.”
Devoted Dead Fans Will Never Stop Watching
Despite being the weakest season so far, with many leaving the show due to either gruesome violence or sheer boredom from Negan’s rule, The Walking Dead remains on top and undefeated among heavily devoted fans.