Television’s biggest stars — and biggest fans — are eagerly anticipating the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards (@TelevisionAcad) on August 25. As the excitement steadily rises with TV fans, the pre-event buzz is building on Twitter.
Even though many shows are currently off-air as they gear up for fall premieres, the Twitter chatter about them is in full swing. To make #Emmys night more enjoyable for you and showcase who is receiving the most buzz on Twitter as we head into the big night, we looked into the most tweeted-about stars and shows since nominations were announced on July 10.
Here are the top six most-followed Emmy nominees on Twitter:
These nominees have had the most follower growth since nominations were announced:
These are the most-mentioned nominees since nominations were announced:
Here are the most mentioned shows since nominations were announced:
This visualization illustrates the Twitter conversation and audience during broadcasts (+/- 3 hours) throughout the past season for programs tracked by Nielsen Social (not including repeat airings). Shows are grouped by category in which they’re nominated. You can roll over each one to see the average number of Tweets per episode or the average size of the Twitter audience per episode. Data source: Nielsen Social.
Click on the image above to view and interact with the visualization.
Be sure to tune in on TV and on Twitter during the Emmys on Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT. Until we watch the stars walk down the red carpet, here are some Tweets to get you excited: