StatShot: Oprah Topples Gleeks on Twitter

While the fall TV season has been all about Glee in terms of Twitter, Oprah proved that kids singing show tunes are no match for her mighty media empire. The queen of daytime announced last week that she was calling it quits on her eponymous syndicated talk show and focusing her efforts on her cable network. The move sent shock waves through the social media world, with Oprah mentions spiking at more than 48,000 tweets on Friday, though that trending topic quickly cooled over the weekend. (She’s not leaving until 2011, after all.) All said and done, more than 120,000 posts about Oprah hit Twitter last week.

Glee fans, or Gleeks, shouldn’t get too choked up over being momentarily replaced, as it still pulled in a high of more than 42,000 tweets, and got more than 87,000 tweets in total. Rounding out the top five were Heroes with 37,601, Gossip Girl got 27,806, and Saturday Night Live drew 21,469 tweets.

NOTE: The weekly top five most twittered shows is put together from an analysis of tweets matching the exact names of 63 television programs. Trendrr looks at the source data to check that at least 95 percent of the tweets are related to the show. For more metrics surrounding your favorite show, go to and put the name of the show into the search tab.