In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, Showtime's "Dexter" returned to slaughter all social competition. This week, it crashes hard. Scroll down below the graphic for more notes and context.
- "The Big Bang Theory" may have reclaimed the top spot on the TV check-ins chart this week, but when the numbers shake out, the CW's "Supernatural" emerges as the clear social winner. The eight-year-old series returned from Friday exile last Wednesday -- its new night -- and posted ratings about even with the previous season's finale. How the show will fare ratings -wise on its new day will also depend on this week's addition to the lineup of the much-hyped "Arrow," which will serve as its new lead-in and should also generate enough social buzz to leave a dent in the chart going forward (assuming it performs well enough to stick around).
- The other big winner this week? ABC's Sunday night fantasy "Once Upon a Time ," which, despite a sizable drop in check-ins compared with last week's second-season premiere, managed to hold at No. 3 on the chart. The show also continues to perform very well ratings -wise, despite an expected second-episode slump this past week.
- After falling all the way off the chart last week, NBC's "The Voice" landed back at No. 8 this week. This return had less to do with an increase in check-ins to the show and more to do with a decrease in check-ins for the Top 10 shows in general. That said, "The Voice" continues to post steady ratings as it shakes up its now-established format by letting judges steal contestants from each other (a twist that features prominently in promos).
- The show that suffered this week's most painful fall was, perhaps predictably, last week's biggest social winner. Showtime's "Dexter" generated some of the biggest check-in numbers in quite some time with its much-anticipated season premiere last week, but could not sustain them amid an increasingly crowded fall TV landscape. The series posted 57,000 fewer check-ins this week than last, a drop of 56%. Ratings , though seeing a minor drop, remained relatively stable.
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