According to research conducted by musicMagpie, the premiere of Game of Thrones’ first final season episode saw a record breaking amount of conversation on Twitter.
The season premiere of Game of Thrones was the most talked about episode of all time, according to a new study by musicMagpie. As well as shattering ratings records, the first episode of season 8 saw a record breaking amount of conversation on Twitter, with 3,857,823 tweets posted discussing it. To put this in context, the next most talked about episode, the final episode of season 7, generated 2,423,798 tweets.
The premiere was also more positively received online than the season 7 finale, with 38% of tweets being joyous, compared to just 24% for the finale. To add to this, 56% of tweets about the season 7 finale were sad, compared to just 42% for the season 8 premiere.
In the run-up to the series returning to our screens, musicMagpie analysed over 131 million tweets about the show to see which characters the public love, which they hate and who they can’t stop talking about.
Who are the most loved characters?
Internet favourites Tormund Giantsbane and Brienne of Tarth have been making fans the happiest, with 57% and 49% of the tweets about these 2 characters being joyous.
1. Tormund Giantsbane – 57% joy
2. Brienne of Tarth – 49% joy
3. Samwell Tarly – 42% joy
4. Tyrion Lannister – 42% joy
5. Ygritte – 37% joy
Who are the most hated characters?
Bronn comes out on top as the most hated character on Twitter, with 24% of all tweets about him being angry. Theon Greyjoy, Bran Stark and Joffrey Baratheon share the number two spot, with 17% of their tweets being angry.
1. Bronn – 24% anger
2. Theon Greyjoy – 17% anger
3. Bran Stark – 17% anger
4. Joffrey Baratheon – 17% anger
5. Jaime Lannister – 16% anger