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Social Wit List: October 2018


Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures Live generated the most social media buzz among all the new show premieres around the world in October, according to The WIT.

The four-hour live special inside Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas Haunted Museum generated about 240,000 social media mentions, some of which indicated that viewers wanted #MoreActionLessDrama, with others complaining about the #FacebookLiveFeedFail.

In second place on the Social Wit List for October is Netflix’s YG Future Strategy Office, a Korean sitcom with about 151,000 mentions as viewers were thrilled to see their #FavStarsInANewRole and excited that the #Entertaining show was #TacklingControversialTopics.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina came in third with 64,000 tweets; Netflix subscribers were pleased with the reboot, #DiggingTheDarkVibe and its #FeministPlotAndCharacters.

NBC’s live A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway generated some 54,000 mentions on social media. The celebration of the stage hit was seen as #SimplyWonderful.

ABC’s The Conners was more polarizing, as some 47,000 mentions were divided between those who wanted to #BringBackRoseannesTwistedHumor and those you found it #FunnyEvenWithoutRoseanne.

GMA Network generated about 43,000 mentions for its new variety show Studio 7, which was described as being #StarStudded with #FreshAndTalentedSingers.

Jacqueline Sauvage : c’était lui ou moi, a two-part fact-based drama for TF1, earned #UnanimousPraise for the #BrilliantPerformanceByLeadActress.

ATV’s new drama Ağlama Anne (Foster Mother) generated about 26,000 mentions, with fans enthused by the #LeadActress and finding the show to be #Emotional and #Beautiful.

The CW’s Charmed had some audiences #HappyWithTheNewVersion and its #StrongFeministMessage, while others wished that it #CouldHaveBeenAContinuation featuring the stars from the original that ran on The WB from 1998 to 2006.

Rounding out the top ten is another Turkish drama, Kanal D’s Bir Litre Gözyaşı (One Litre of Tears). The 19,000 mentions focused on viewers being #ConnectedWithThePlot and #SharingEmotionalMessages, while some quibbled about the #ExcessiveUseOfMusic.

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About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on


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