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 likes can be viewed any number of ways, but according to a federal court judge in Florida, they cannot be considered property. That declaration was part of the ruling in a lawsuit filed against BET by insurance agent Stacey Mattocks over a fan page for The Game, a series on the cable network.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey hosting a Facebook question-and-answer session; as well as the photo atop the post of figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi at the entrance to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., prior to serving as the digital ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Page administrators of successful but unofficial fan pages may want to learn from the experiences of Stacey Mattocks, whose page about BET comedy-drama series “The Game” reached 6.2 million likes before the cable network allegedly asked the social network to delete the page.
The CW television series “The Vampire Diaries” has already sunk its teeth into Facebook, with a page that’s sucking up more than 8.9 million likes. The next target: Gamers’ blood.