Prison Break leads social media chatter amongst upcoming US shows


Prison Break‘s revival has attracted more social media engagement than any of the shows in the upcoming US 2016-17 season.

A study by analytics firm ListenFirst Media indicates Prison Break had accrued 19.5 million total engagements from May through to the end of August -more than ten times any other upcoming show.

The show will debut in Australia on TEN in 2017 -which also has the next best shows on the same study.

This Is Us took the No. 2 spot with 1.56 million engagements, followed by MacGyver with 558,073 -both will screen here on TEN.

“The numbers show that Prison Break’s return to air is met with fervor from fans who have been missing the show for years, while This Is Us stands out as the original program that triples everyone else,” said Jason Klein, co-CEO and co-founder of ListenFirst Media.

Top New Broadcast Programs for 2016-17
Fox “Prison Break”: 19,495,934
NBC “This Is Us”: 1,560,911
CBS “MacGyver”: 558,073
ABC “Speechless”: 505,161
Fox “Pitch”: 338,870
Fox “Son of Zorn”: 260,796
Fox “Lethal Weapon”: 252,469
ABC “Designated Survivor”: 240,726
ABC “American Housewife”: 199,160
Fox “24: Legacy”: 197,163

Of course social chatter is no guarantee of success.

Six of the shows that ranked high ahead of the 2015 season were ultimately cancelled: Heroes Reborn, The Muppets, Limitless, Minority Report, Grandfathered and The Grinder.

Source: Variety

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