People love nothing more than going on Twitter to talk about what they’re watching on TV. Here are the most tweeted TV events of 2015 in the UK – how many tweets do you think the most popular one got?
10. Eastenders: Lucy’s Killer Revealed (part 2)
The soap had been building up the ‘Who killed Lucy Beale?’ storyline for nearly a year, with fans up and down the country dying to find out who had killed her. The second of the reveal episodes, a special flashback episode, generated 499,424 tweets as soap fans discussed its many shocking events.
9. Eastenders: Lucy’s Killer Revealed (part 1)
Though it was the first of the reveal episodes that promised to let us know exactly what happened to Lucy Beale on the night she died, it generated more tweets than the second reveal episode, with 519,359 tweets discussing the storyline as it reached its climax.
8. Cameron & Miliband: The Battle for Number 10
A debate with then Prime Minister David Cameron and Ed Miliband generated some 526,826 tweets, with many chiming in with their thoughts about UK politics and two of its key figures.
7. BBC Election Debate
Another political programme that got the nation talking, the BBC Election Debate got 616,287 mentions on Twitter.
6. The X Factor final
The final of The X Factor 2015, which saw teenager Louisa Johnson win, was mentioned 619,285 times on Twitter, with many people using the social media network to register votes.
5. I’m A Celebrity (episode 1)
The launch episode of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’s 14th series was mentioned a total of 649,723 times on Twitter, as fans discussed the show’s celebrity contestants and what they got up to as they entered the jungle.
4. MTV EMAs
Music award shows are always popular on social media and the 2015 MTV EMAs were no different, as the show was mentioned 937,075 times on Twitter.
3. The ITV Leaders’ Debate
The ITV Leaders’ Debate was one of the most talked about TV events of 2015 on social media, with 1,590,680 mentions on Twitter.
2. The Eurovision Song Contest
The second-most popular TV event of 2015 in the UK was the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Vienna and saw Sweden win with the song ‘Heroes’ by Måns Zelmerlöw. The UK, unsurprisingly, didn’t fare well, coming 24th. The song contest got 1,625,81 mentions on Twitter
The Brit Awards
But the most tweeted about TV event of 2015 was the Brit Awards, with 2,012,955 tweets. The show featured a controversial performance by Kanye West and a memorable performance by Madonna, during which she fell backward on to the stage thanks to a problem with her cape. The show saw Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith take home two awards each.