The Walking Dead once again dominates social media conversations

Rick, Maggie, and Tara - The Walking Dead, AMC
Rick, Maggie, and Tara - The Walking Dead, AMC /

It seems as though the only thing fans of The Walking Dead enjoy as much a new episode is talking about it on social media channels Twitter and Facebook.

When it comes to The Walking Dead, fans can be intense. Not only is every does every new episode draw millions of viewers on a regular basis, but fans can’t stop talking about what is happening to their favorite survivors.

AMC’s zombie survival drama is one of the hottest topics around. These days, you can hear people talking about it everywhere: at work, school, public places, and especially on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

According to a recent survey by Nielsen, The Walking Dead was once again the most discussed television show on those social media channels from Sept. 18, 2016 – May 24, 2017, and the competition wasn’t even close.

Here is the ranking of average social media interactions per episode of each show as shared by Nielsen:

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  1. The Walking Dead (AMC) – 2,028,000
  2. Empire (FOX) – 860,000
  3. The Bachelor (ABC) – 453,000
  4. This Is Us (NBC) – 436,000
  5. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) – 406,000

As you can see, The Walking Dead is nearly 2.5 times as popular as the nearest competition when it comes to social media mentions during new episodes. And, after Empire, the numbers drop off even more, creating an even bigger margin of mentions between the shows.

The top 10 list rounded out with The Voice, WWE Monday Night Raw, Saturday Night Live, Love & Hip Hop, and American Horror Story.

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A huge thanks go out to fans of AMC’s zombie survival drama for being so passionate and sharing their thoughts and opinions on Facebook and Twitter to create such a wonderful community. Hopefully next season will see that number go up once again with zombies reigning supreme over the competition.