January 10th, 2013

CNN Soars on Social Media in 2012

CNN Worldwide ended 2012 as the number one news organization with the largest social media following on Twitter and Facebook. Additionally, CNN had the top two most followed journalists on Twitter and was the only cable news network with two shows on the list of the 2012 Top Social TV Shows (Source: Trendrr.)

Top 10 news organizations with the most people following their journalists on Twitter (as of 12/21/12):

  1. CNN: 17,004,673 total followers
  2. New York Times: 10,361,924 total followers
  3. ABC News: 8,080,255 total followers
  4. NBC News: 4,886,734 total followers
  5. Guardian: 4,653,253 total followers
  6. ESPN: 4,468,903 total followers
  7. MSNBC: 3,927,080 total followers
  8. Fox News: 3,248,385 total followers
  9. CNBC: 2,699,308 total followers
  10. BBC: 2,136,011 total followers

Top 10 news organizations on Facebook:

  1. CNN: 4,371,614 total likes
  2. Fox News: 2,784,338 total likes
  3. BBC: 2,635,351 total likes
  4. New York Times: 2,599,715 total likes
  5. CNN International 1,559,061 total likes
  6. ABC News: 833, 675 total likes
  7. NBC News: 677,830 total likes
  8. The Guardian 466,789 (App page)
  9. MSNBC: 124,565 total likes
  10. CNBC: 270,214 total likes

Top 10 most followed journalists (as of 12/21/12):

  1. Anderson Cooper: 3,455,256
  2. Piers Morgan: 3,004,433
  3. Rachel Maddow: 2,434,423
  4. Larry King: 2,319,449
  5. Bill Simmons: 1,931,155
  6. George Stephanopoulos: 1,814,086
  7. Chris Hardwick: 1,757,790
  8. David Gregory: 1,584,068
  9. Dr. Sanjay Gupta: 1,567,922
  10. David Pogue: 1,454,191

2012 Top Social TV Cable News Shows:

Piers Morgan Tonight

Anderson Cooper 360

View the full list here.