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Facebook’s favourite TV shows

Bananas in Pyjamas has more "Likes" than any other Aussie TV -but Breakfast TV dominates in engagement.

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Bananas in Pyjamas is the most “Liked” Australian TV show on Facebook.

Between March and June this year the ABC show had 2.68m “Likes” enjoyed by audiences in Australia and overseas.

In second place was MasterChef Australia at 1.44m and Home and Away at 1.39m Likes. Both shows are seen in dozens of territories around the world, which add to their total numbers.

Data collated by Social Pulse and analysed by Online Circle Digital lists the following popular shows:

TV SHOWS
1 Bananas in Pyjamas 2,681,937
2 MasterChef Australia 1,441,274
3 Home and Away 1,396,732
4 The Voice Australia 977,002
5 9 News 930,456
6 The X Factor – Australia 847,342
7 Today 841,588
8 Big Brother Australia 819,570
9 Sunrise 763,850
10 My Kitchen Rules 600,280
11 Neighbours 596,148
12 Underbelly 592,881
13 7 News Australia 586,568
14 Hey Hey It’s Saturday 585,613
15 The Block 523,764
16 AFL Footy Show 440,637
17 So You Think You Can Dance Australia 434,190
18 Packed To The Rafters 425,275
19 NRL Footy Show 422,213
20 Australia’s Next Top Model 397,114

While the list favours seasonal shows, it still includes archival shows such as Underbelly, Hey Hey it’s Saturday and Packed to the Rafters.

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Pay TV leads the “Likes” in TV Channels and Networks with Foxtel and Channel [V] well ahead of the pack.

TV CHANNELS AND NETWORKS
1 Foxtel 882,736
2 [V] Music – Channel [V] Australia 878,283
3 FOX Sports Australia 512,114
4 MTV AUSTRALIA 462,873
5 Channel 9 450,954
6 Walt Disney Studios 382,932
7 ABC News 24 365,973
8 ABC 353,383
9 National Geographic Channel 270,864
10 Channel Ten 252,318
11 FOX8 200,663
12 E! Online 200,226
13 MTV Music Australia 185,180
14 Nickelodeon 171,046
15 FOX Footy 169,631
16 SBS Australia 164,648
17 ABC TV 163,640
18 LifeStyle FOOD Channel 160,906
19 ESPN Australia / NZ 125,253
20 SBS 2 125,086

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But when it comes to the level of Engagement -the level of activity- it is Breakfast TV that dominates.

In fact Today and Sunrise don’t just top the television brands, they lead all industry brands including airlines, magazines, music, sport, politics, retail, pets and more.

Here are the top TV brands for Q2 2015 in Engagement.

FACEBOOK PAGES BY ENGAGEMENT*:
1. Today 458,004
2. Sunrise 400,769
4. 9 News 330,955
7. 7 News Australia 198,183
10. ABC News 165,321
13. FOX Sports Australia 152,565
24. SBS News 66,497
27. FOX Footy 56,578
29. Foxtel 51,219
30. MTV Australia 48,595
* Top 30 Pages by Average Engagement (average of the seven day figures taken from March 31 to June 30, 2015).

You can download the full report here.

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    1. ‘The number of people sharing stories about your page (‘People Talking About This’ / PTAT). These stories include liking your Page, posting to your Page’s Wall, liking, commenting on or sharing one of your Page posts, answering a Question you posted, RSVPing to one of your events, mentioning your Page, phototagging your Page or checking in at your Place.’

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