Ryan Seacrest Beats Anderson Cooper in TV Check-ins. So Does Bigfoot

The GetGlue Top 10, Dec. 26-Jan. 1

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Cliff, Ranae, Bobo and Matt -- the Bigfoot team on Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot'
Cliff, Ranae, Bobo and Matt -- the Bigfoot team on Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot'

In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, MTV 's revival of "Beavis and Butt-Head" grabbed the No. 9 spot. This week, the boys fall entirely out of our chart again, helping to make room for some new entries. A few notes:

  • On New Year's Eve, plenty of GetGlue users were somehow sober enough to think to check in to the usual countdown specials. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," in our No. 3 spot, drew twice as many check-ins as Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin New Year's Eve countdown over on CNN, which takes our No. 8 spot. Michael O' Connell of The Hollywood Reporter reports that Seacrest gave ABC "its largest audience in 11 years and its strongest showing among adults 18-49 in 8 years.... Between 11:35 p.m. and 12:32 a.m., ABC's coverage of the ball drop in Times Square averaged 22 .6 million viewers."
  • "The Walking Dead," which was a mainstay in our top 10 last fall until its November mid-season finale, lurches back into our chart thanks to AMC's New Year's Eve marathon of everyone's favorite zombie show (other than "60 Minutes"). New episodes resume in February.
  • The most notable series entrant in our Top 10 this week is Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot," with its Sunday night "Baby Bigfoot" (awwwww!) episode. Per Animal Planet's episode summary: "The bigfoot research team heads to New York to investigate video of an alleged baby bigfoot. When locals report bigfoot activity in the neighboring woods, the team tries a new search method in hopes of finding bigfoots near the Big Apple." Good luck with that !

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

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