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Social Wit List: September 2018


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BET’s The Bobby Brown Story event miniseries generated the most social media buzz among all the new show premieres around the world in September, according to The WIT.

The two-part #HighlyAnticipated biopic generated about 209,000 social media mentions as fans were enthused by the #AmazingLeadPerformance and #GreatSoundtrack.

Canale 5’s celebrity spin on Temptation Island came in a distant second with 102,000 tweets. Temptation Island VIP was seen as a #GuiltyPleasure and #MemeGenerator with #SoManyWTFMoments.

The new Argentine telenovela Mi hermano es un clon was third with about 62,000 tweets. Audiences raved about the #GoodLookingCast—including the lead actor—but some viewers felt that the plot was #NotSoOriginal

Kanal D’s new drama Bir Umut Yeter logged about 55,000 social media mentions, with viewers #ExcitedAboutThePremiere of the show about a couple who raise an abandoned newborn as their own. Fans were attracted to the #PowerfulFemaleCharacter and found the show #Inspiring.

NBC’s new mystery thriller Manifest generated about 29,000 mentions as audiences were #Hooked by the #UnexpectedTwists. An #EmotionalRollercoaster, the series was compared by many to the hit Lost.

Netflix’s new movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser was more polarizing, with the 28,000 tweets indicating #MixedFeelings. Some thought it #CreepyAndDisrespectful, others #CuteAndRelatable.

Mayans M.C. got good marks from fans of the acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy, with many of the 25,000 mentions about the spin-off focused on the #LatinoRepresentation and #AmazingCastAndSoundtrack.

The return of Murphy Brown, meanwhile, also received largely favorable mentions. The CBS sitcom turned some viewers off for being #TooPolitical, but many others were excited for the #TripDownMemoryLane and the #GreatCameoByHillaryClinton.

The new TV Globo novela Espelho da Vida logged about the same number of social media mentions (19,000) as viewers praised the #OriginalPlot with its #ShowInsideAShow conceit and offered kudos to actress Kefera Buchmann, who started out her entertainment career as a YouTube personality.

Rounding out the top ten is the Mexican teen novela Like, la leyenda. Some viewers were #HookedByTheCharacters but others felt the show has #PoorActingPerformances and they #LovedRebeldeMore, referencing the much-loved series that run from 2004 to 2006.











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