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Published May 23rd 2016

React: Twitter Reacts to Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5

Brandwatch monitors how Twitter reacts to Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5 minute-by-minute.

Episode 5 of series 6 has hit our screens and tweeters have, again, gone wild.

**SPOILER ALERT: We won’t go into the details of what happened but we’ll tell you which characters were mentioned most and when. If you want to avoid that, we’d suggest coming back later.**

The Door

Described as “emotionally powerful,” we found 66k mentions of the show on Twitter throughout the first hour long showing.

This marked a change in Twitter behavior.

Last week we revealed a downward slope of Game of Thrones related tweets during episodes since the premiere. While we’re nowhere near the heights of the first and second episodes, this marks around 6k more tweets than last week.

Episode volumes so far ep 5

It was the final moments of the show that got the most tweets, with over 4k being registered per minute in the final parts. If you’ve not seen the show yet, brace yourself for the finale.

Episode 5 GOT mention volume

We took a look at the top mentioned phrases in the last two minutes and there are a whole lot of expletives and Red Wedding references.

Hodor, King of Twitter for the week

This week we’re launching our interactive Game of Thrones data viz. You can now see the characters making the biggest impressions on social for all of the seasons and each episode of season 6 separately in a whole new way.


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Jon Snow has been dominating Twitter so far. From episodes 1-3 he was the top mentioned character, knocked briefly off his perch last week by his sister Sansa.

This week, Jon Snow is out and the lovable Hodor is in. Here’s what the

Hold the door hodor

Hodor has previously made a splash as a top mentioned character after revelations were made about his past.

We won’t tell you why he’s got such big mentions this time, but you should definitely watch to find out if you haven’t yet.

Brace yourself

A look at some of the top shared tweets suggests this episode is definitely one for the history books.

What did you think of the latest episode? Let us know @BW_React

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