‘Walking Dead’ Is the Most-Tweeted TV Show of 2014

Zombie drama replaces another classic AMC series atop Nielsen’s list

Last year, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was the most-tweeted TV show. In 2014, it’s been the cable channel’s “Walking Dead” leading the way.

“The Walking Dead” finished first in Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings with an average audience of 4.934 million per episode. It also had the most average tweets with 576,000.

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In 2013, “Walking Dead” finished second on the annual list. Then, the average audience was a slightly lower 4.891 million, with an average tweet total of 490,000 per episode, also fewer.

This year, the second-most-tweeted show was ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which got an average audience of 3.842 million and 215,000 tweets. ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” finished third, with a slightly smaller average audience (3.807 million), but far more average tweets (489,000).

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Rounding out the Top 5 was FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

“Teen Wolf,” “Scandal,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Voice” and “Dancing With the Stars” took the rest of the Top 10 spots of 2014, ranked by average audience.

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Nielsen measured shows from Jan. 1 through November 2014.

Here’s the full chart:

Rank Program Network Average Audience (000) Average Tweets (000)
1 The Walking Dead AMC 4,934 576
2 The Bachelor ABC 3,842 215
3 Pretty Little Liars ABC Family 3,807 489
4 American Horror Story: Freak Show FX 3,607 357
5 Game of Thrones HBO 3,507 159
6 Teen Wolf MTV 2,631 383
7 Scandal ABC 2,574 391
8 The Bachelorette ABC 2,410 104
9 The Voice NBC 2,063 236
10 Dancing With the Stars ABC 1,895 109