HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Almost Tops Our Weekly TV Check-In Chart. But No. 1 Is ...

The GetGlue Top 10, March 26-April 1

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In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, the fifth-season premiere of AMC's "Mad Men" edged out ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." This week, some intense competition push Don Draper & Co. out of view. Scroll down below the graphic for more notes and context.

  • Anticipation for the return of HBO's "Game of Thrones" has been so high that the show landed in our Top 10 last week, put there by ravenous fans making do with reruns. Because of that , we predicted major social traction for the show when its second-second premiere arrived. It didn't disappoint, scoring 93,655 check-ins to take our No. 2 spot.

  • Ratings didn't disappoint either: The second-season premiere of "Game of Thrones" attracted 3.9 million viewers in its first airing Sunday night, the show's biggest audience yet, according to Variety. As usual, however, a returning and buzz-worthy cable show will place higher against its competition when measured by social media than when measured by viewers. The "Game of Thrones" audience was big, but not big enough to break into the night's 10 top-rated shows.
  • Back in January we ran a post that looked at the Top 5 cable and broadcast shows in terms of social-media share of voice. If you remember that "WWE Raw" topped our cable list, you won't be surprised that "WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII" tops the GetGlue chart this week, breaking the six-figure threshold with 106,996 check-ins. It's pretty clear that wrestling fans are also major social-media fans, and given this year's marquee Wrestlemania match -- in which Rick "The Slick" Santorum took on Mitt "The 1%" Romney -- it's no surprise that ... oh wait, sorry. Wrong show. Anyway, the latest "Wrestlemania" takes our No. 1 spot.

  • Just in case you're feeling sorry for our frequent chart topper "The Big Bang Theory," which slips to No. 3 this week, keep in mind that it actually gained more than 14,000 check-ins this week over last week. Its momentum continues pretty much unabated.

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

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