StatShot: Show Tunes and Face Punches Rule Twitter

Sectionals! Regionals! Will the Glee madness ever stop? Not on Twitter, according to recent stats from Trendrr, where Glee continued to top the charts as the most talked-about show for what feels like the 100th week in a row. It’s so predictable that we don’t even publish the chart anymore, but all you Gleeks will be happy to know that you sent a total of 144,601 Twitter posts throughout the week.

So how do you compete with the show tune phenomenon? Apparently by kicking or punching people in the face.

That’s exactly what Twilight star Taylor Lautner did on SNL this weekend with a life-sized Kanye West paper doll. His guest appearance, plus a skit about Tiger Woods and other iconic guys behaving badly, helped give the show a nice Twitter spike with 26,940 tweets clocked by Sunday.

Also popular on Twitter this week was MTV’s new reality show Jersey Shore, which included racial slurs and on-camera assault. 28,890 people tweeted about the show this week, which catapulted it into the Top 5 of the most popular TV shows on Twitter, even surpassing the buzz leading up to Sunday’s Dexter season finale.

TorrentFreak’s Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent As of December 13, 2009
Rank Last Week Title
1 1 2012(R5)
2 Planet 51(R5)
3 4 The Bad Lieutenant
4 3 Funny People
5 5 Inglourious Basterds
6 The Blind Side (DVDscr)
7 2 Law Abiding Citizen (R5)
8 Surrogates
9 The Box (R5)
10 6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (TS)

Meanwhile, 2012 is topping the charts as the most-pirated movie on BitTorrent over at Torrentfreak, with Planet 51 entering the charts in second place and Twilight falling to 10th.

NOTE: TorrentFreak data is based on http downloads of .torrent files from various BitTorrent sites. The data is collected by TorrentFreak and is for informational and educational reference only. Currently, DVDrips, DVD Screeners and R5 rips are counted.

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.