I remember watching the last episode of Season 7 and thinking: “Sooo, now I have to wait 2 years for the next one!?!?”
Aaand, here we are folks, almost 2 years later. The first episode of the last GoT Season is finally here! Since there was a lot of excitement surrounding the season premiere, we decided to quantify it.
The term Game of Thrones was mentioned over 170 000 times with over 3 and a half billion impressions.
When it comes to channels people used to discuss, Twitter is leading with little more than half of all online mentions.
As you can see on the map below, the show was predominately mentioned in the US (98 484). The interesting thing is that it rarely happens that the whole map is marked blue. The show was literally discussed all around the world. Behind the US, it was mostly mentioned in Mexico (11 627), Argentina (11 080), and Spain (11 039). In Croatia, it was mentioned 720 times.
And while the North is preparing for the battle with the Night King and his Army of the dead, Twitter is already a war zone for those who watch GoT, and those who don’t. It’s quite hilarious actually.
Here are the ones who didn’t watch a single episode of GoT and don’t intend to:
Must be in that 1% bracket that has never seen game of thrones or intends to
— jonathan young (@_jonathan_young) April 15, 2019
Never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones squad!🤙🏽 Where you at??
— Kelsey (@thekelseyowens) April 15, 2019
Holy shit, just one episode into season 8 and Daenerys is dead! With the whole Stark family imprisoned by the ice man, I sure do hope that Hodor and Nymphadora Tonks get them out in time. Can’t believe the dragon was just three kids in a coat. I’ve never watched Game of Thrones.
— Sammy Paul (@ICOEPR) April 15, 2019
Legit never seen an episode of game of thrones and I don’t intend to either, sorry not sorry
— Luce ✨ (@lucyflight) April 15, 2019
And here are the fans responding:
What kind of satisfaction do people get by getting on social media to make sure and tell everyone that they don't watch Game Of Thrones?
— The Scott (@HeyItsThatScott) April 15, 2019
Oh you DONT watch Game of Thrones? How CUTE and UNIQUE of you to not watch a show that roughly 5 billion people haven’t seen either. You’re so QUIRKY for not watching a TV show. You’re so original. Stop it. Dracarys.
— Bambi (@SaiyanPineapple) April 14, 2019
According to our analysis, haters were in the minority. As you can see from the graph below, the sentiment for the new season was mostly positive!
Finally, the season premiere, apart from Twitter feuds, also brought us some interesting tweets.
One user got creative and gave us fun facts…
Things that didn’t exist when first Game of Thrones episode aired in 2011:
Tesla Model S
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) April 15, 2019
…while another used the opportunity to remind us of climate change.
There you have it, folks!
To all the fans, I wish you a spoiler-free season! And to those who spread spoilers – winter is coming!
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