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Published April 15th 2019

The Internet Reacts: Game of Thrones S8 Episode 1 in Social Data Charts

A blog of ice and fire

Episode one of the final series hit Twitter like a head butt from The Mountain.

Here’s the data.

Quick spoiler alert

We’re going to reveal spikes in conversation and the top characters being mentioned. You’ll have to scroll across to see what causes mention spikes, but please be aware there are spoilers in there.

Our advice? If you’ve not watched the episode yet, come back and read this later.

Top line stats

During the time the show was aired live:

  • The episode was mentioned 344,000 times on Twitter
  • Looking at gender-categorized authors, 53% came from female authors compared to 47% male
  • #ForTheThrone was mentioned nearly 150,000 times on Twitter
  • Looking at emotion analysis of Twitter GoT conversation, “sadness” was the most prominent, with joy and anger coming next.

The biggest moments

Episode one peaked at the beginning and at the end, it seems.

Scroll across to see what the main spikes in conversation represent.

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The most talked about characters

The battle for ‘most talked about character’ was tough in the first episode of the season.

Scroll across to discover who came out on top.

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Character emojis source: Twitter

Want more data?

We have plenty of Game of Thrones data at our fingertips.

Let us know what you’d like to see, and if you’ve got any feedback, questions or requests give us a shout at [email protected]

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