Fox and FX Own Half of TV's 10 Most Checked-in Shows

And FX's Outlaw Bikers Roar Into the No. 10 Spot for the Week of Nov. 14-20

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'Sons of Anarchy'
'Sons of Anarchy' Credit: FX
In the last edition of our weekly chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, we noted that three most checked-in new fall shows have all been renewed. This week, some outlaw bikers break into our top 10. (Background on GetGlue here: "7 Things You Need to Know About 'Social TV' Right Now.")

A few notes:

  • First, a general observation: Fox and its News Corp.sibling FX take up half of the spots in our Top 10 -- with an assist from FX's "Sons of Anarchy," which makes its first appearance on our chart.
  • As the team at GetGlue was monitoring the check-in rate for last Tuesday's episode of "Sons of Anarchy," they predicted that it was going to have very healthy ratings . And it did: As TV by the Numbers' Bill Gorman reports, the show "kept up its ratings momentum, rising two tenths from last week to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and topping all cable for the night. Its viewership of 4.234 million was the highest since this season's premiere."
  • Speaking of momentum, "Glee" and "New Girl" (both on Fox) each move up one notch while ABC's "Modern Family," absent last week, returns to our chart, taking the No. 8 spot. The GetGlue team speculates that the preponderance of horror, fantasy and sci-fi shows on the chart was leavened slightly this week because "The Vampire Diaries" on The CW, which has repeatedly charted, made room for a bit more levity by not airing a new episode. Also, ABC's "Once Upon a Time ," which hit No. 6 last week, falls entirely out of our Top 10.
  • To come full circle to "Sons of Anarchy": FX has announced that it's renewed the show for a fifth season.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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