In the last edition of our weekly chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, we pondered the otherworldly nature of TV these days. This week, we consider whether some of fall TV's new shows are facing early death or extended life. (Background on GetGlue here: "7 Things You Need to Know About 'Social TV' Right Now.") A couple notes:
- While it had a decent (though not spectacular) start to its season, Fox's Steven Spielberg-produced dinosaur time-travel drama "Terra Nova" once again misses out on making our top 10. Its ratings aren't horrible, but given how insanely expensive this show is reported to be (those dinos aren't made out of papier mache), Fox needs to figure out -- and soon -- if it's getting enough of an ROI on its huge investment.
- Good news for three out of three of the new-this-fall shows that did make our cut: Fox's "New Girl" and FX's "American Horror Story" have been officially renewed by their networks, and "Once Upon a Time " has gotten a renewal of sorts too -- a full-season order from ABC that bodes well for a full second season. As I've noted before, social-TV popularity and Nielsen ratings are likely to never have an exactly linear correlation, but it's becoming more and more obvious that the shows social-media users are most passionate about have pretty good odds of not only surviving but becoming part of the pop-cultural conversation.
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.