Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead: the season’s most tweeted-about shows

by Rachel Baker on June 3, 2014

There are some important caveats to this honor of most tweeted about show, but this is stunning non-the-less.

In today’s spoiler-phobic culture, nobody wants to go on Twitter while a TV show they haven’t seen yet is still airing. If a fan isn’t caught up on, say, Game Of Thrones, it could literally suck out all enjoyment of the show if they find out about that guy squishing that other guy’s head from reading tweets about it. Obviously, though, some people have to be on Twitter at times like that or else the spoiler-averse wouldn’t have anything to avoid, and Nielsen wouldn’t have been able to compile these statistics on the most tweeted-about TV events.

The full infographics—which you can see below—come via Deadline, and as that site points out, they require some important caveats. Since this information comes from Nielsen, the folks behind the famous and relatively arbitrary TV ratings measurement system, it only takes into account tweets that were posted within three hours before and after a program’s initial airing. Also, it only reflects tweets from the beginning and end of the usual September-to-May TV season. That being said, the results are pretty predictable, so they probably wouldn’t have changed all that much if they had included all of the people posting “I just caught up on #GameOfThrones, and it was crazy when that guy squished that other guy’s head.”

Here’s the full article:
Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead were the season’s most tweeted-about shows

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