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New fall TV shows – which ones won’t last?

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At TweetReach, we’ve tracked a lot of tweets about television, from special events like the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Super Bowl, to regular weekly episodes of many of your favorite shows. That’s because we (and our customers) know that Twitter can tell us a lot about what an audience thinks about a show, from how much viewers tweet about a show, to when they tweet about it, to what they actually tweet about. There’s a lot we can learn about a TV program’s success just by analyzing the tweets about it.

So we thought it would be fun to track this fall’s 25 new shows on the five big broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC) to see what Twitter thinks about them. But we’re not content to just rank Twitter’s favorite shows. Oh no. Inspired by the New York Times’ Fall TV Season Ratings Pool and based on Twitter chatter, we’re going to predict what new fall shows will be canceled.

Want to play along? Leave your predictions in the comments. Which new shows do you think will be canceled? Or, even better, which new shows do you wish they’d cancel?

We’ll be posting throughout the fall with our updates, predictions and conclusions (and maybe we’ll even feature some special guests along the way!). For reference, here’s a list of the new fall shows, ordered by network.


  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Last Man Standing
  • Man Up
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Pan Am
  • Revenge
  • Suburgatory


  • 2 Broke Girls
  • A Gifted Man
  • How to Be a Gentleman
  • Person of Internet
  • Unforgettable


  • H8R
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Ringer
  • The Secret Circle


  • New Girl
  • Terra Nova
  • X Factor


  • Free Agents
  • Grimm
  • Prime Suspect
  • The Playboy Club
  • Up All Night
  • Whitney

Written by Jenn D

September 19th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

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  1. For starters, let’s hope Revenge on ABC and The Playboy Club on NBC both get the axe.


    19 Sep 11 at 9:36 pm

  2. So far I’ve seen Ringer, The Secret Circle and Free Agents. Out of all of them I thought Free Agents sucked. I thought it was supposed to be a comedy but I didn’t laugh once. I thought it sucked and I can so see that getting the axe.

    Secret Circle

    22 Sep 11 at 5:03 am

  3. I have my first prediction – CBS’ How to Be a Gentleman. I can’t believe Dave Foley and Murray from Flight of the Conchords are involved in this dreck.


    29 Sep 11 at 5:43 pm

  4. [...] far, 20 of this fall’s 25 new network shows have aired. We’ve been tracking tweets about all 25 shows for more than two weeks and today it’s time to check in with our data and see how the shows [...]

  5. [...] one of our posts about this season’s new fall TV shows. For a few weeks, we’ve been tracking tweets about all 25 new shows (we’re down to 22 now), and using the tweets to try to predict which ones will be canceled. [...]

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