In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, the CW's "Nikita" took our top spot. This week it not only repeats the feat, it sets a new record. Scroll down below the graphic for more notes and context.
- A rerun of the CW's "Nikita" took the top spot in our last chart by a margin of 2,004 -- 65,051 check-ins vs. 63,047 for the second-place finisher, CBS's "The Big Bang Theory." In this week's chart, a fresh episode of "Nikita" bests "Big Bang" (again in second place) by an unprecedented margin of 77,660 (136,329 check-ins vs. 58,669 for "Big Bang"), setting a new record for the highest weekly check-in total for any TV series on GetGlue to date.
We've noted in this space before that the comparatively low-rated "Nikita" has an outsize social-media footprint not only because of the youth-culture-skewing network it's on, but because dramas with convoluted plots tend to be social-media catnip. But what's particularly amazing is the high check-in-to-ratings ratio for "Nikita" this time around. Nielsen reports that Friday's episode pulled in 1.39 million viewers (up from 1.32 for the last fresh episode in March) -- which means roughly 1 in 10 "Nikita" viewers used GetGlue to check into the show.
- Speaking of not-so-great ratings , absent from this week's chart: HBO's new Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy "Veep," which Nielsen says pulled in 1.4 million viewers on Sunday, and then an additional 296,000 viewers in a second airing.
- HBO's "Game of Thrones," though, continues its momentum with a third-place finish -- the same spot as last week's chart, but actually up a bit in check-ins (53,396 vs. 52,288 last time).
- NBC's "The Voice" and Fox's "American Idol" close out our chart in the No. 9 and No. 10 spots, respectively, with a gap of just 2,871 check-ins separating them.
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.