There is little contest to the fact that we are in a golden age of narrative television. With shows like Madmen, The Walking dead and Deadwood counted among all time greats like The Sopranos and The Wire and the recent hits of Netflix produced House of Cards & Orange is the new black, it’s a veritable Oak forest. None stands as tall though as AMC’s Breaking Bad.
The build up to the finale was arguably the most anticipated single episode of a TV series of all time. In this blog we visualize the twitter activity running up to the finale and the days that followed. All we have left to give you is this.
This analysis is based on a sample of 300,000 tweets narrowed in from the 1.2 million tweets that we collected by tracking Breaking Bad related keywords using the Dataweave platform.
1. Tweets/ Day:
The trendline speaks for itself. Twitter activity around Breaking Bad was most right after the finale. The run up to the finale looks quite gradual too.
Apart from English, obviously the most tweeted-in language, a sizeable portion of the tweets came from Spanish, French, Portugese and Dutch. The non obvious languages that showed up were Tagalog ( an Austronesian language spoken widely in the Philippines) & Estonian.
3. Common terms:
This tag cloud represents the frequency of the terms used in tweets related to breaking bad. Not surprisingly breaking bad & goodbyebreakingbad turn up as widely used keywords as well as BrBaQuotes that though less used is a strong topical hashtag. Mike seems to be the most popular tweeted about character followed by Jesse, Marie, Hank & Lydia. Skyler, Saul, Todd & Gomez follow. Also noticeable is the spoiler keyword, probably calls to fellow fans to tread lightly, lest they run into spoilers before they watched the finale.
As ardent fans of the show here at Dataweave, we conceived this post as a small way of saying goodbye to our favourite show. All we can say is we did it for us and we liked it.
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