Riding some of its highest ratings ever, "The Walking Dead" has dominated another medium, too.
According to Nielsen research, the AMC zombie drama was the most talked about show on Twitter in 2014, racking up an average of 576,000 tweets per episode throughout the latter half of its fourth season and the first half of its fifth season. It also accrued an average audience -- the number of individual people viewing tweets about the show on the social media platform -- of 4.934 million distinct Twitter accounts per episode.
And while "The Bachelor" had a higher per-episode average number of people viewing its tweets in 2014, it still fell behind ABC Family teen mystery series "Pretty Little Liars" when it came to mentions. Nielsen's numbers reveal that the veteran ABC dating show scored an average of 3.842 million Twitter audience members per episode, but only generated an average of 215,000 tweets per episode; "PLL," meanwhile, more than doubled that number, nabbing an average of 489,000 tweets per episode while only pulling in 3.807 million average tweet viewers.
Rounding out the top 10 were "American Horror Story: Freak Show" (3.607 million average audience, 357,000 tweets); "Game of Thrones" (3.507 million average audience, 159,000 tweets); "Teen Wolf" (2.631 million average audience, 383,000 tweets); "Scandal" (2.574 million average audience, 391,000 tweets); "The Bachelorette" (2.410 million average audience, 104,000 tweets); "The Voice" (2.063 million average audience, 236,000 tweets); and "Dancing with the Stars" (1.895 million average audience, 109,000 tweets).
The rankings were generated based on data from January 1 through November 2014.
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