With over three months of the year already past, we’ve taken a look into which shows have already set the benchmark in terms of Twitter conversation for the year. While nothing has come close to the 4 Million Tweets generated by this year’s BRIT Awards, there are some stand out shows that have been getting a fair amount of Twitter chatter…
Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother
takes the top spot for most tweeted Reality Show. This year’s final saw 497,755 Tweets generated, making it the second most tweeted about show of the year so far, while it’s Launch Show (476,793 Tweets) and Live Eviction on 26th January (380,496 Tweets) take 3rd and 4th position respectively.
There should be no surprise to learn that BBC’s Sherlock
takes the crown for the most tweeted about Drama of the year so far with all three episodes from the latest series taking the top spots. The final episode, His Last Vow, generated 377,182 Tweets, hitting a peak of 10,592 TPM as the series came to a close. Generating just under one million Tweets in total, back in January we took a closer look at the series
to see exactly how the show played out on Twitter.
The most tweeted about film so far this year is ITV’s showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
that aired on New Year’s Day. Generating 61,272 Tweets, the film hit its peak moment of 1,582 TPM in the opening minutes and has narrowly missed out on being in the top 10 most tweeted about ITV transmissions of the year so far.
Channel 4 dominate the most tweeted about documentaries of 2014 so far, taking all of the top 10 positions. The number one spot is currently held by Live From Space – Lap of the Planet
which generated 57,341 Tweets, hitting a peak of 1,347 TPM in the show’s opening minutes.
ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show
takes the top spot for the most tweeted about Chat Show of 2014 so far. Airing 22nd February, guests included McBusted, Jack Whitehall and Winter Olympic medal winners Lizzy Yarnold and Jenny Jones. The show peaked at 2,240 TPM during McBusted’s performance. The Jonathan Ross Show currently holds three of the top ten spaces, while BBC’s rival chat show, The Graham Norton Show
, have five of the ten. Joining the Chat Show Kings in the top 10 is Channel 4’s The Last Leg
, airing 7th March the episode generated 9,607 Tweets (partly thanks to their hashtag #YellowThing
) and Alan Carr’s Chatty Man
which aired 28th March with 10,241 Tweets.
The most tweeted about Entertainment programme of the year so far is the opening episode of ITV’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
. Generating 44,201 Tweets, the show peaked at 1,083 TPM as Little Ant and Dec made their first appearance of the series. The show also currently holds the top four spots for Entertainment programmes.
The highest tweeted Sitcom episode of the year so far may come as a surprise as a repeat episode of Sky 1’s Modern Family
firmly holds the top spot. Airing at 5.30pm on 21st January and hitting a peak of 11,826 TPM, the show generated 48,073 Tweets over 47K of which were retweets of a single Tweet sent by Niall Horan
of One Direction. The second highest tweeted sitcom is ITV’s Benidorm
which generated 24,202 Tweets with the first episode of its new series.
The highest tweeted about Soap episode of the year so far belongs to ITV’s Coronation Street
and the sad death of Hayley Cropper. 126,725 Tweets were sent during the 8.30pm episode on 20th January with a peak of 8,166 TPM as Hayley took her final breath. The transmission averaged at 2,313 TPM, easily the highest average for a Soap in the year so far.
By Kay Dekker