For Game of Thrones fans, last Sunday was a killer night of television. We all know that George R.R. Martin is a fan of knocking off our favorite characters, but for many of us the ‘Red Wedding’ still came as a gut wrenching shock. Puns aside, the episode was a game changer for the rest of the series and will undoubtedly change the GoT story line. That night and the next day the internet was filled with spoiler alerts and reviews of the unforgettable episode. As a fan of the show, I wanted to find out more about the online conversation and what exactly other fans had to say. I put together the infographic below that examines conversation volume by characters and family houses, in addition to tracking conversation trends and sentiment around the ‘Rains of Castamere’ episode a.k.a. “The Red Wedding.” While we can’t bring the Starks back, we can at least find some solace in the fact that they will live on in the social conversation.
Game of Thrones analysis conducted via Sysomos MAP, March 31 – June 5. Channels analyzed: Twitter, Blogs, Forums, Mainstream News.
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