The fall television season is underway, and networks are increasingly turning to Facebook to help promote their new and returning series, with last Thursday’s debut of ABC’s #TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) trio of shows — returning series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, joined by newcomer How to Get Away with Murder — generating 4.5 million interactions on the social network from 2.3 million users.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo from FC Barcelona’s 4-3 victory over Real Madrid in the “El Clasico” soccer match last week.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of the University of Dayton Flyers celebrating an upset victory in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and David Letterman during CBS’ “The Beatles — A Grammy Salute,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen
Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of television, with Facebook announcing plans to release data on actions (likes, comments, and shares) related to TV shows to 10 networks in eight overseas countries, while Twitter announced that it will provide data to ratings powerhouse Nielsen on the number of tweets about TV shows and those tweets’ total audiences.
UPDATED: The final episode of AMC’s hit drama, “Breaking Bad,” aired Sunday night, and more than 3 million Facebook users generated more than 5.5 million interactions during the show, according to the social network, which added that in the series’ fifth and final season alone, there have been 23.68 million posts and interactions related to “Breaking Bad,” from 11.14 million unique users.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony aired on CBS Sunday night, and The Wrap used Facebook’s recently introduced keyword insights application-programming interface to determine the five most social moments of the event on the social network.
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new tools Monday, expanding its users’ ability to control their messages across Facebook and other social networks.
Cable network AMC is promoting the third-season premiere of hit drama series “The Walking Dead” Sunday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT by teaming up with RockYou and Eyes Wide Games on Facebook game The Walking Dead Social Game.