One of the weaknesses reporting Twitter metrics for Cable News shows is that there’s no bright line between cable news related tweets and those that have nothing to do with cable news. Such was the case on Wednesday, when Taylor Swift sent this tweet:
That one tweet generated (at the time of writing) 8,800 retweets, which was enough to put Ronan Farrow into first place for both his hour and the whole day.
Is this meaningful? Is this reasonable? Not really, but it’s only a bit worse than Sean Hannity whose hours of radio broadcasts generate tweets that are counted for his Fox News show.
After Farrow, the best hour winners were Kelly, Colbert, Hannity, and Hayes. After Farrow, the best day winners were CNNi, Kelly, Hannity, and Colbert.
Top 30 shows for the day (by best hour):