Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind DAR – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
|Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – TV|
|Broadcast||Monday July 27, 2015 – Sunday Aug 2, 2015|
|1||1||America’s Got Talent||11,589|
|4||4||America’s Funniest Home Videos||2,718|
|7||8||So You Think You Can Dance||1,207|
|8||–||What Would You Do?||1,127|
|Cable/Streaming||Monday July 27, 2015 – Sunday Aug 2, 2015|
|1||1||Key & Peele||21,384|
|3||4||Lip Sync Battle||6,765|
|4||3||Pretty Little Liars||6,033|
|6||8||The Walking Dead||3,258|
|7||5||Inside Amy Schumer||2,707|
|8||7||WWE Tough Enough||2,599|
|10||10||Beyond Scared Straight||2,227|
|Late Night||Monday July 27, 2015 – Sunday Aug 2, 2015|
|1||1||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||48,083|
|2||2||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||29,493|
|4||5||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||5,906|
|5||4||The Late Late Show With James Corden||4,871|
|Trending||Monday July 27, 2015 – Sunday Aug 2, 2015|
- FOX’s upcoming series “Scream Queens” made its debut on the Broadcast leaderboard this week, after garnering more than 1 million engagements. While YouTube drove the majority of fan interactions as users watched new and old clips alike, Instagram was the program’s biggest mover, garnering nearly 100k interactions — a 131% weekly increase, thanks to this week’s top post, which featured a photo with some of the highly anticipated cast.
- MTV’s “Teen Wolf” roared back onto the Cable leaderboard this week with more than 2.2 million engagements, more than 1.2 million of which came from Instagram. This week’s top Instagram content shared tune-in reminders and reactions, and garnered more than 100k likes and comments a piece.
- Food Network’s upcoming series “Camp Cutthroat” surfaced as this week’s No. 1 trending program after a flurry of engagement on previously uploaded YouTube content helped drive the series’ DAR-TV up more than 6,000%.
Jason Klein is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ListenFirst Media, a data and analytics company providing insights for brands. ListenFirst aggregates data streams from a wide range of digital, social, and traditional marketing sources to help brands optimize business performance.
ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) for Television are a raw aggregate of daily engagements based on owned, earned and organic consumer behavior on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Wikipedia and YouTube. These engagements encompass metrics pertaining to audience growth, page/profile views, page-level and post-level interactions, hashtag volume and Wikipedia page views for all television program pages (which provides a proxy for organic search volume).
Organic conversation volume is calculated based on the use of official hashtags, as well as those hashtags submitted directly from programmers and distributors. Only hashtags where conversation can be isolated to a specific television program are included in the rating.
The Variety weekly leaderboards for television represent the 7-day (Monday – Sunday) sum total of DAR – TV for all episodic programming, in and out of season, from the most popular programmers (Broadcast, Cable, & Streaming Services). Sports, live events, short-form content and other non-episodic programming are excluded from this ranking cohort but available to be rated directly by ListenFirst Media.
The Broadcast and Cable/Streaming Originals leaderboards each surface the respective top ten primetime programs. The Late Night leaderboard surfaces the top five late night / variety genre programs, from across the programming universe. Streaming Originals are considered primetime cable programming.
The Trending Leaderboard surfaces the three programs that tracked the largest relative growth in DAR – TV (from the previous 7-day measurement period), and are also in the top 25% based on absolute DAR – TV, from across the programming universe.
ListenFirst monitors the official digital account owned by the program on each aforementioned platform (except for Wikipedia, where the title-specific profile is considered official). Only the U.S. version of a program’s digital presence is monitored; for platforms that support regional profiles like Facebook, the “Global” profile is considered the U.S. profile. Only profiles that can be attributed to the specific program contribute to the rating (i.e. engagements that happen on the profile facebook.com/LouieFX are tracked, while engagements that happen on facebook.com/FX are not). For YouTube, in addition to any program-specific presence, content related to the program in question that originated on the parent company’s official YouTube channel is considered.
Note: Twitter data has been removed from Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) for Television as of 10/7/2014.
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