‘Scandal’ tops the new Nielsen Twitter TV ratings
Where we’ve seen her before: Caplan played outcast and friend to Lindsay Lohan in the film “Mean Girls.” On television, she’s known for her small but recurring roles on “New Girl” and “True Blood.” (Craig Blankenhorn / Showtime)
Where we’ve seen her before: For four-and-a-half years, Fumero played a love-at-first-sight, smitten teen on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” Other television credits include stints on “Gossip Girl” and “CSI: NY.” (Fox)
Where we’ve seen her before: Kane played a recurring role on horror TV series “Teen Wolf.” She also starred in action-adventure “Power Rangers R.P.M” and Australian TV series “Neighbours.” (Mathieu Young / The CW)
Where we’ve seen her before: On the big screen, Beharie portrayed Rachel Robinson, wife of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, in the biopic “42.” Beharie is also known for her film debut as a single mother faced with drug charges in the drama “American Violet.” (Kent Smith / Fox)
Where we’ve seen her before: Lowe had a small role on the comedy series “The Slap” and on the drama “Satisfaction.” In between, she starred in movie shorts like “Moth” and “Kiss.” (Jack Rowand / ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: Song played ditzy and affluent London Tipton on the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” She went on to star in the show’s spinoffs and Disney feature films including “College Road Trip,” alongside Raven Symone. Most recently she has appeared on episodes of “Scandal” and “New Girl.” (Jennifer Clasen / Fox)
Where we’ve seen her before: In a slew of rom-coms like “27 Dresses,” “The Proposal” and “The Heartbreak Kid.” Her television credits include stints on “Entourage” and “The Comeback.” (ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: She voiced Mulan in the Disney animation film by the same name. She also played a physician in the medical drama “ER” for nine years and a state judge on the comedy “Two and a Half Men” for three years.
(Justin Lubin / ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: Need we say...Gellar starred as protagonist Buffy Summers in the action-drama “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” On the big screen, she played an American nurse living in Tokyo in horror mystery “The Grudge” and “The Grudge 2.” (Richard Cartwright / CBS)
Where we’ve seen her before: In comedies including “Enough Said,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Connie and Carla” and dramas including “The Way Way Back,” “Hitchcock” and “Mental.” (Jeff Neumann / CBS)
Where we’ve seen her before: On the big screen, we’ve seen Faris star in “The House Bunny” with smaller roles in “The Dictator,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Lost in Translation.” (Monty Brinton / CBS)
Where we’ve seen her before: In a swath of comedies like “Pitch Perfect,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Bridesmaids.” Wilson can also be seen on comedy TV series like “Bogan Pride,” “Pizza” and “World Record Pizza.” (Colleen Hayes / ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: On the 1960s drama “Mad Men” and comedy drama “90210" in recurring roles. In addition to stints on action-comedy “Monk” and drama “One Tree Hill.” (The CW)
Where we’ve seen her before: Cameron played small roles on the Reba McEntire comedy “Malibu Country,” crime drama “The Mentalist” opposite Simon Baker and comedy drama “Shameless” with Emmy Rossum. (Disney)
Where we’ve seen her before: On TV series like “State of Mind,” “Six Feet Under” and “Deadline.” On big screen flicks like “Ransom,” “High Fidelity” and “The Conjuring.” (FOX)
The third-season premiere of ABC’s Washington-centric political thriller “Scandal” reverberated beyond the Beltway, ranking at the top of the new Nielsen Twitter TV ratings.
Thursday night’s episode, in which Washington fixer Olivia Pope’s name was leaked as the president’s mistress, attracted 10.5 million television viewers. “Scandal” also made some noise on the social media platform Twitter, with nearly 713,000 tweets about the episode reaching a Twitter audience of 3.7 million, Nielsen reported.
The sudsy drama proved even more social than the MTV documentary “Miley: The Movement,” which followed Miley Cyrus’ efforts to shed her persona as a Disney Channel star and focus on music. That program generated some 142,000 tweets that reached a Twitter audience of just under 3.2 million, Nielsen reported. But overall, Cyrus was a social phenomenon, also sparking conversation with her appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
The new Nielsen Twitter TV measurement ranks shows according to the unique audience of Twitter users who have been exposed to at least one tweet about a program. It also identifies the number of tweets associated with a particular episode.
The rankings for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6 are as follows:
Rank Program Date Network Unique Audience (000) Tweets (000)
1 Scandal 10/3/13 ABC 3,655.2 712.9
2 Miley: The Movement 10/2/13 MTV 3,185.2 142.4
3 Saturday Night Live 10/5/13 NBC 3,146.5 175.8
4 The Voice 10/1/13 NBC 2,619.8 106.6
5 The Voice 9/30/13 NBC 2,558.7 135.0
6 The Vampire Diaries 10/3/13 CW 2,488.4 278.0
7 Glee 10/3/13 FOX 2,270.1 196.0
8 Dancing With the Stars 9/30/13 ABC 2,092.9 59.8
9 The X Factor 10/2/13 FOX 2,039.0 255.2
10 The X Factor 10/3/13 FOX 1,802.5 188.8
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