Search for trending TV shows on Twitter


I’m trying to get a list of for example “trending” TV shows.

My idea was to search for certain shows, then sort them by the amount of tweets they have in the last 6 hours, but I don’t know if it’s a good idea or if there is a better way to do it.

I tried to search for “#showname”, one call for show, but almost every show I search get the maximum amount of tweets (100) and I can’t sort them like this.

I tried to search only the “popular” tweets but this isn’t a precise trending sorting.

By the way, I’m using twitter4j to use the API Twitter, but I’m asking for help to get ideas not for the code.

Thank you.