MTV’s ‘Catfish’ was top-tweeted TV show last week, SocialGuide says


In an example of medium meeting message, MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show,” which deals with truth and lies in online dating, was the most-tweeted-about TV show last week, according to measurement firm SocialGuide.

The show, now in its second season, is the creation of Yaniv “Nev” Schulman, who was the subject of the 2010 documentary film “Catfish” about his being duped into an online relationship with a married, middle-aged woman who had adopted a fake Facebook persona, posted phony photos and adopted a higher-pitched voice in phone conversations.

The Tuesday episode featured Dorion, who was torn between two women -- his girlfriend, Raffinee, and his online infatuation Jeszica, whom he met on Facebook. The episode generated more than a half-million tweets, surpassing another topical reality program, VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”


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The TV shows generating the most conversation on Twitter in the week that ended Sunday were:

  1. Catfish: The TV Show (MTV), Tuesday, 511,226 tweets
  2. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1), Monday, 504,301 tweets
  3. Teen Wolf (MTV), Monday, 283,490 tweets
  4. Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family), Tuesday, 271,847 tweets
  5. WWE Monday Night RAW (USA), Monday, 176,918 tweets
  6. America’s Got Talent (NBC), Tuesday, 124,989 tweets
  7. Bad Girls All Star Battle (Oxygen), Tuesday, 108,754 tweets
  8. Hit the Floor (VH1), Monday, 94,911 tweets
  9. The Bachelorette (ABC), Monday, 87,346 tweets
  10. Big Brother (CBS), Thursday, 86,388 tweets


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