In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, our frequent first-place finisher, "The Big Bang Theory," regained the No. 1 spot after having lost it a week earlier to a WWE pay-per-view special. This week, "BBT" gets defeated not by pro wrestlers, but by the special agents of "Nikita." Scroll down below the graphic for more notes and context.
- In recent installments of this charticle, we've noted the check-in anticipation effect, wherein a show's position in our chart rises because fans know a new episode will arrive soon. (Not yet, but soon.) The social-media buzz surrounding the fresh batch of "Nikita" episodes set to start airing April 20 was enough to place a "Nikita" rerun in the No. 3 spot on last week's chart. This week, a surge of check-ins (20,000 more than last week's) -- once again for a rerun -- propels The CW drama all the way into our No. 1 spot. There are higher (much higher) rated shows in our Top 10, but The CW's youthful demographic is among TV's most socially savvy, and convoluted dramas like "Nikita" tend to have bigger social-media footprints than other genres.
- Speaking of convoluted dramas, HBO's "Game of Thrones" continues to maintain a strong position relative to its audience size, slipping only slightly to our No. 3 spot (down from No. 2 last week) with the third episode of its second season.
- Fox wins the week with the most shows in our Top 10 -- three -- followed by The CW and ABC with two each.
- ABC gets an extra shout-out for landing the only series premiere in our lineup. "Don't Trust The B**** In Apartment 23" -- which so far seems to be about a nice young lady's friendship with a bitchy-ish young lady who deep down is maybe not such a bitch after all (only time will tell!) -- sneaks onto our chart to take the No. 10 spot. Ratings -wise, The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a solid mid-season debut"; read Michael O'Connell's "The Live Feed" blog post at THR for the full scoop.
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.