These New and Returning Fall TV Shows Are Getting the Most Buzz on Twitter

Viewers excited to check into Hotel, welcome back Heroes

A new TV season kicks off next week with 22 different shows set to debut on the broadcast networks. But it's a cable show that's generating the most buzz on Twitter.

Among new series that will debut this fall, Twitter notes that FX's next iteration of its hugely popular American Horror Story franchise, Hotel, is generating the most chatter—no doubt buoyed by the addition of Lady Gaga to this year's ensemble. Also on the list is a show that has already premiered, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

A trio of broadcast newcomers rounded out the top five: Fox's Scream Queens, NBC's Heroes Reborn and CBS' Supergirl.

While those new shows have generated a healthy amount of buzz on social media, it's returning series that have dominated the fall premiere dialogue—90 percent of the conversation has been dedicated to audience favorites. And with its younger-skewing audience, it should be no surprise that The CW is leading the way.

A pair of veteran CW shows in Supernatural and The Vampire Dairies are among the top five most-tweeted about returning programs, along with ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Once Upon a Time. The zombies of AMC's behemoth The Walking Dead round out the list.

The CW broke out in a big way last year with newcomers The Flash and Jane the Virgin, and Twitter conversation around the two series has borne that out. The Flash has seen a year-over-year increase in Twitter chatter of 1,378 percent, while Jane the Virgin has improved by 483 percent. ABC's How to Get Away with Murder saw an improvement of 276 percent over this time last year.

Overall, there have been 21 million tweets about fall TV premieres, up 34 percent from 2014. The data is from June 1 to September 14.

Publish date: September 17, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT