The fall television season is in full force and there’s definitely been some ratings winners among the new shows, but which shows actually have people talking? In many cases, they aren’t the same.
A few of the highest-rated shows on TV right now are NBC’s “This Is Us,” CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait,” and Fox’s “Lethal Weapon,” yet only one of those shows is on our list of ten shows people are most buzzing about.
Conversely, two shows that aren’t bringing in the ratings numbers, The CW’s “Pitch” and Fox’s “The Exorcist,” are getting people talking.
To find out which new TV shows are creating the most buzz, we partnered with technology and marketing platform Amobee. It analyzed real-time content consumption across the internet, video, social, and mobile between September 1 and October 26 to determine which shows were generating the most engagement.
Here are the ten most-talked about new TV shows of the season:
10. “Notorious” (ABC)
Jake (Daniel Sunjata), a charismatic defense attorney, and Julia (Piper Perabo), a powerhouse television producer, work together when high-profile incidents are breaking.
9. “Exorcist” (Fox)
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Geena Davis plays a mom whose daughter has returned from college exhibiting very dark behavior, so she searches out her local priest to help.
8. “This Is Us” (NBC)
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This drama follows several people who are connected by their shared birthday.
7. “Atlanta” (FX)
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A semi-autobiographical take on Donald Glover’s hometown, “Atlanta” follows his character Earn as he teams up with his rapper cousin to make something of themselves in the music business.
6. “No Tomorrow” (The CW)
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A woman finds adventure after meeting a charismatic guy who believes the world is going to end soon.
5. “Pitch” (Fox)
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Kylie Bunbury plays a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.
4. “Speechless” (ABC)
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Minnie Driver stars as a hard-as-nails mom who will do anything to give her kids, especially her special-needs son, a leg up in the world.
3. “Divorce” (HBO)
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Thomas Haden Church and Sarah Jessica Parker play a couple going through a long, drawn-out divorce.
2. “Luke Cage” (HBO)
Luke Cage (Mike Colter) tries to start a new life in a new part of town without any heroics. But the people and the criminals make that very, very tough.
1. “Westworld” (HBO)
An amusement park populated by human-like robots provides its wealthy visitors countless adventures in a Wild West setting. But the robots are beginning to malfunction.