Music Festival Helps Stephen Colbert Finally Crack the TV Check-in Chart

The GetGlue Top 10, August 13-19

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In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, Shark Week was the social-TV champion. It repeated the feat this week, but it wasn't the only one to earn some bragging rights. Scroll down below the graphic for more notes and context.

  • To no one's surprise, Discovery's perennially cool "Shark Week" topped the check-ins chart for a second week in a row. It also doubled its Twitter mentions from last year, thanks in part to an on-screen ticker featuring some of the best Shark Week tweets during much of its programming.
  • NBC's genre-bending drama "Grimm" returned for its second season last week, aided by heavy promotion during the network's London Olympics broadcasts and a lack of competition from other "fall" series. That was good enough for "Grimm" to draw its second-largest ratings yet -- and to make its first appearance on the TV check-ins chart. "Grimm," of course, is the kind of show that performs well when it comes to social engagement: dark and supernatural. Expect to see more of it on the chart in the weeks ahead.
  • The other fresh face on the chart this week belongs to none other than Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, whose "Colbert Report" finally cracked the check-in chart for the first time. His debut was thanks to the second annual "StePhest Colbchella," during which the comedian broadcast musical performances by Santigold, The Flaming Lips and others from the aircraft carrier Intrepid in New York.
  • Finally, WWE's Summer Slam -- one of its biggest events of year, and certainly the hottest wrestling ticket of the summer -- took the No. 3 spot this week even though it was only available on pay-per-view.
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