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EA Posts the Most Downvoted Comment in Reddit History

The hotly anticipated Starwars: Battlefront II will be released this Friday, but the lead-up to the release has seen controversy in the form of a Reddit backlash at a feature of the game and a subsequent reply from EA that became the most downvoted comment in Reddit history. Ouch. How it all began While the […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on November 14th 2017

Clowns Have Had a Tough Year, But is IT Movie to Blame?

Clowns are having a tough time right now. Most of us are still scarred over those face-painted bozos luring children into the woods (disclaimer: I do not love clowns), so it’s no surprise to find out there’s been an outcry in professional clown circles about job loss due to scary depictions of their profession, most prominently in […] Read more

Stranger Things Data: 545k Tweets Review The Latest Season

Stranger Things 2 hit our screens on Friday, plunging thousands into a spooky weekend of binge-watching the show. WHO ELSE ISNT GOING OUT THIS FRIDAY BECAUSE THEY ARE BINGE WATCHING STRANGER THINGS? — Stranger Things (@itsSTquotes) October 24, 2017 As is tradition with shows that we love, the Brandwatch React team collected social media data […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on October 30th 2017

eSports Data: Analyzing The Huge Industry That Some People Have Never Heard Of

If you’re not into eSports, some of the stats surrounding the rapidly growing industry can be surprising. I knew eSports were a thing, but this headline raised my eyebrows a couple of weeks ago, and a bit of Googling revealed plenty more gasp-worthy numbers. eSports typically consist of a multi-player video game played competitively with […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on October 5th 2017

SHOCK DATA: Thousands React to Mario’s Nipples in Super Mario Odyssey Promotion

The world needs light hearted stories at the moment. That’s why one of the biggest trends on social this week saw people rally around Super Mario’s nipples. The revelation came when Nintendo released a bunch of announcements from the upcoming game Super Mario Odyssey, the sixth top-mentioned game at E3 this year, with shots featuring […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on September 15th 2017

Beyond Angry Birds: What’s Next For Rovio Entertainment? And Can Data Help?

Rovio Entertainment is on fire at the moment (in a good way). The Finnish company that bought us the game Angry Birds – once the most downloaded mobile game in history – is planning an IPO that could value it at $2 billion. Of course, the mobile game isn’t their only revenue source. Last year, […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on September 8th 2017

Game of Thrones Season 7 Data: Five Fun Social Media facts to Round-up the Season

We tracked 6.9 million social media mentions of Game of Thrones across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from episode one to seven. Game of Thrones Season 7 data doesn’t come better than this. We’ve broken the data down in all kinds of ways this season, and we thought we’d present it in a digestible way, so here […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 30th 2017

The Internet Reacts to Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 7: The Dragon & The Wolf

Episode seven of Game of Thrones Season 7, The Dragon & The Wolf (the season finale) has finally graced our screens. We, of course, have the data. **SPOILER NOTES: There are two parts to this post. In the first, we won’t go into the details of what happened in the episode but we’ll tell you which […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 28th 2017

The Internet Reacts to Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6: Beyond the Wall

Episode six of Game of Thrones Season 7, Beyond the Wall, has (officially) come to our screens and we have the data. **SPOILER NOTES: There are two parts to this post. In the first, we won’t go into the details of what happened in the episode but we’ll tell you which characters were mentioned most […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 22nd 2017

The Internet Reacts to Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5: Eastwatch

Episode five of Game of Thrones Season 7, Eastwatch, has hit our screens and we have the data. **SPOILER NOTES: There are two parts to this post. In the first, we won’t go into the details of what happened in the episode but we’ll tell you which characters were mentioned most and when spikes in mentions […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 15th 2017

The Cult of Louis Theroux: Icon Analysis Using Social Data

Despite not having any major pieces of work out since 2015 (My Scientology Movie), the conversation and fascination with Louis Theroux has not dwindled, but grown. Disclaimer: I myself am a loyal fan of Louis Theroux.  I love the controversy of the subjects he chooses and his willingness to get involved in anything, from getting […] Read more

Entertainment By Becky Jones on August 10th 2017

The Internet Reacts to Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 4: Spoils of War

Episode four of Game of Thrones Season 7, Spoils of War, has hit our screens and we have the data. **SPOILER NOTES: There are two parts to this post. In the first, we won’t go into the details of what happened in the episode but we’ll tell you which characters were mentioned most and when spikes […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 8th 2017

The Best (And Worst) Reactions to Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off Trailer

The latest Great British Bake Off trailer is out now, and fans of the show are displaying every possible emotion on the human spectrum of feeling. The trailer, which features singing baked goods who seem unperturbed by the unbearable heat of the oven or drowning in chocolate icing, was released at midday on 3rd August (UK […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 3rd 2017

The Internet Reacts to Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 3: The Queen’s Justice

Episode three of Game of Thrones Season 7, The Queen’s Justice, is out and we have the data. **SPOILER NOTES: There are two parts to this post. In the first, we won’t go into the details of what happened in the episode but we’ll tell you which characters were mentioned most and when spikes in mentions […] Read more

Entertainment By Gemma Joyce on August 1st 2017