10 TV Shows Watched While On Facebook — Or Not

Perusing Facebook while watching television has become standard behavior. But the TV shows with the largest number of likes don’t necessarily get the most fans engaging with them while said programming airs.

A new study by Experian Simmons looks at the top shows on cable, the number of likes each has on Facebook and the percentage of said fans likely to be engaging on the social network at the same time the show was airing.

Here’s a rundown, first showing the percent watching while on Facebook, followed by number of likes:

  • NBC’s “Parks and Recreation (90 percent, 380,660 Facebook fans)
  • A&E Network’s “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” (110 percent, 203,882)
  • NBC’s “The Office” (83 percent, 7,855,379 Facebook fans)
  • CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” (67 percent, 4,033,036)
  • CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” (64 percent, 7,001,705)
  • Fox’s “Glee(53 percent, 13,760,707)
  • Fox’s “The Simpsons” (51 percent, 26,250,133)
  • Fox’s “Family Guy” (43 percent, 30,141,047)
  • NBC’s “Chuck (40 percent, 1,598,676)
  • Fox’s “The Cleveland Show” (38 percent, 1,129,515)
  • NBC’s “Community” (36 percent, 739,935).
  • FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” (81 percent, 902,133)
  • Showtime’s “Dexter” (76 percent, 8,161,094)
  • Comedy Central’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (72 percent, 203,187)
  • MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (71 percent, 10,986,496)
  • WEtv’s “Amazing Wedding Cakes” (59 percent, 25,283)
  • TLC’s “LA Ink” (58 percent, 2,005,566)
  • USA Network’s “Psych” (53 percent, 1,747,006)
  • Adult Swim’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (52 percent, 412,828)
  • Comedy Central’s “Tosh (51 percent, 5,084,862)

Readers, what do you make of the trend shown in the numbers from Experian?

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