Social media has completely transformed the way we enjoy our favourite TV shows. Instead of waiting hours or even days to discuss the latest episode around the watercooler, we can now share our opinions in real time online.

But which shows are we talking about the most? Which have us jumping for joy and which have us leaping online to vent our frustration?

Explore the tool below to find out which TV shows are generating the most online discussion, as well as how they’re making us feel.

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Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead

Stranger Things

American Horror Story

Doctor Who

Rick & Morty


Black Mirror

Mr Robot


The Good Place

Bojack Horseman

Better Call Saul

Peaky Blinders


Handmaid's Tale


Killing Eve

The Bodyguard


Game of Thrones

It’s no surprise to see Game of Thrones come out on top as the most talked about show on TV. Over the course of its run, the show has always kept fans guessing, never letting us know who will live, who will die and who will eventually take the Iron Throne. As the grand finale draws ever closer, take a look at which characters and episodes have generated the most discussion.

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Most talked about characters

Jon Snow

Daenerys Targaryen

Arya Stark

Sansa Stark

Tyrion Lannister

Cersei Lannister

Bran Stark

Joffrey Baratheon

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

Jaime Lannister

Ned Stark

Brienne of Tarth

Drogon (Dragon)

The Night King

Ramsay Bolton

Samwell Tarly

Theon Greyjoy

Tormund Giantsbane

Sandor "The Hound" Clegane


Robb Stark



Davos Seaworth

Viserion (Dragon)


Tywin Lannister


Grey Worm


Most talked about episodes

The Dragon and the Wolf - SE 7, EP 7

The action-packed final episode of season 7 gave fans plenty to talk about, generating almost 2 and a half million posts on the day it aired. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally give in to their feelings for each other - after the viewer had it confirmed that they were in fact related! However, the biggest moment came at the episode’s finale, as the Night King, riding the reanimated Viserion, destroys Eastwatch, allowing the White Walkers to invade the Seven Kingdoms.

Air Date - 27/08/2017 No of Posts - 2,423,798


The Winds of Winter - SE 6, EP 1

Another season finale, The Winds of Winter saw a number of storylines come to fruition, as characters sought to tie up loose ends. Arya Stark sets out getting her revenge on House Frey, feeding Walder Frey a meat pie made out of his sons, before cutting his throat. Meanwhile, Cersei Lannister uses a wildfire explosion to destroy the Great Sept, killing all her enemies in one swift stroke.

Air Date - 26/06/2016 No of Posts - 2,001,659


Beyond the Wall - SE 7, EP 6

The penultimate episode of season 7 sees Jon Snow’s raiding party journey beyond the wall, where they encounter the Night King and his army. While Game of Thrones is no stranger to death, fans were not ready for the demise of Viserion. And to make matters worse, the episode ends with the Night King turning Daenerys’ once-faithful dragon into one of his White Walkers.

Air Date - 20/08/2017 No of Posts - 1,679,321


Battle of the Bastards - SE 6, EP 9

The Battle of the Bastards, which sees Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton battle for control of Winterfell, is widely considered to be one of the best episodes of the series, and one of the best battle sequences of all time. The episode also sees Daenerys Targaryen continue to build her power, using her dragons to burn the slaver fleet.

Air Date - 19/06/2016 No of Posts - 1,527,653


Dragonstone - SE 7, EP 1

Dragonstone sees Arya Stark complete her revenge against House Frey, disguising herself as Walder Frey and killing the remaining men. The episode also featured a cameo by Ed Sheeran, which didn’t go down too well with some fans! However, the main talking point was Daenerys Targaryen’s long-awaited return to Dragonstone, accompanied by her vast and formidable fleet.

Air Date - 16/07/2017 No of Posts - 1,468,240


The Handmaid's Tale

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale has built up a cult following in its short run on air. The show follows the lives of the people of Gilead, a totalitarian theocratic dictatorship in what used to be the United States of America. In this dystopian future, fertile women are forced to live as Handmaids and bear children for the new ruling elite.


Most talked about characters

June Osborne / Offred

Serena Joy Waterford

Aunt Lydia

Commander Fred Waterford

Nick Blaine

Emily / Ofglen


Luke Bankole

Janine / Ofwarren


Most talked about episodes

Emmy Award Win

The top online talking point for The Handmaid’s Tale wasn’t actually an episode, it was an award show. The first season won eight Primetime Emmy Awards from thirteen nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – and fans couldn’t help but jump online to share their joy and congratulations.

Air Date - 17/09/2017 No of Posts - 46,303


Golden Globes Speech

In 2018 the awards kept coming, with the show taking home the Golden Globe award for Best Television Series – Drama. However, it was Elisabeth Moss’ acceptance speech for her Best Actress that really got people talking. In it, she quoted from Margaret Atwood, calling out inequality and drawing attention to sexism in Hollywood.

Air Date - 07/01/2018 No of Posts - 30,283


The Word - SE 2, EP 13

The most talked about episode of The Handmaid’s Tale was the season 2 finale, The Word. Viewers were rewarded for their patience, as various storylines finally came to a head. Serena and the wives attempted to alter the law, while Emily took her revenge on Aunt Lydia. Meanwhile, June once again set out to escape, this time with her new baby. However, things are never that simple in Gilead.

Air Date - 11/07/2018 No of Posts - 25,097


Season 1 Launch

The Handmaid’s Tale started out with a bang, releasing the first three episodes on the same day. Throughout the course of these, viewers were introduced to the horrifying world of Gilead and the people that make up its population. Through flashbacks, we’re also shown the events that led up to this point, as women’s rights are stripped away and power is seized by a new totalitarian government.

Air Date - 26/04/2017 No of Posts - 18,685


The Last Ceremony - SE 2, EP 1

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, The Last Ceremony sees the Waterford’s sink to new lows, culminating in a horrendous assault on June. While the show has made a name for its brutal, unflinching storytelling, this episode was even harder to watch than usual. And naturally, fans had plenty to say about it afterwards.

Air Date - 20/06/2018 No of Posts - 15,888


The Walking Dead

Another fan favourite with a strong cult following, The Walking Dead tells the tale of a world living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The series follows Rick Grimes and a group of survivors in their quest to stay alive in a dangerous new world. As well as battling hordes of zombies, they also come face to face with other groups of survivors, some more hostile than others.


Most talked about characters

Rick Grimes

Daryl Dixon


Carl Grimes

Glenn Rhee

Carol Peletier


Maggie Greene

Morgan Jones

The Governor

Hershel Greene


Shane Walsh

Lori Grimes

Merle Dixon



Dale Horvath

Most talked about episodes

The Day Will Come When You Won't Be - SE 7, EP 1

The season 7 premiere came out on top as the most talked about episode of The Walking Dead, and for good reason. Season 6 ended on a cliff hanger, with fans left wondering who Negan’s victim was. Season 7 wasted no time in showing both Abraham and Glenn get beaten to death by Lucille, Negan’s barbwire-wrapped baseball bat - an image fans will struggle to forget.

Air Date - 23/10/2016 No of Posts - 2,086,048


No Sanctuary - SE 5, EP 1

No Sanctuary sees the culmination of Carol’s gradual transformation into a one woman killing-machine. There was something so satisfying about seeing this once timid housewife rescue Rick and the other survivors from Terminus, infiltrating the compound and taking out their captors.

Air Date - 12/10/2014 No of Posts - 1,105,630


After - SE 4, EP 9

After, the mid-season premiere of season 4, follows the aftermath of The Governor’s deadly assault on the prison, which leaves the survivors scattered. The episode sees Rick and Carl’s already fragile relationship stretched to near-breaking point, while Michonne finds herself haunted by memories of her past.

Air Date - 09/02/2014 No of Posts - 956,428


No Way Out - SE 6, EP 9

Another mid-season premiere, No Way Out had fans glued to the screen as they waited for the outcome of the previous episode’s cliff-hanger ending. Most of the episode deals with the survivors trying to stop a group of walkers invading the Alexandria safe-zone. However, it also sees two major moments from the comic book series brought to the big screen – Carl Grimes losing his eye and the death of the Andersons.

Air Date - 14/02/2016 No of Posts - 842,913


A - SE 4, EP 16

The season 4 finale explored the lengths people will go to in order to protect themselves and their loved ones in a wild, lawless world. More specifically, it sees Rick reach new levels of brutality, as he savagely kills Joe and his gang of Claimers, after they ruthlessly threaten his group. The episode draws to a close with Rick and the survivors being captured by the dangerous residents of Terminus.

Air Date - 31/03/2014 No of Posts - 802,695


Strange Things

Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things follows the residents of Hawkins, Indiana, as they deal with the disappearance of the young Will Byers and try to make sense of an increasingly strange world. Described by critics as a love letter to the 80s, the show is full of nostalgic references, earning itself a huge following and quickly becoming one of Netflix’s most successful shows.


Most talked about characters


Will Byers

Steve Harrington

Dustin Henderson

Mike Wheeler

Jim Hopper

Barbara 'Barb' Holland


Nancy Wheeler

Lucas Sinclair

Jonathan Byers

Bob Newby

Joyce Byers

Billy Hargrove

Max Mayfield

Talking points


Following the release of season 1, all anyone could talk about was Eggos! This once insignificant breakfast food was thrust into the public eye, thanks to the role it played in the show as Eleven’s new favourite food. When season 1 ended with Chief Hopper leaving some Eggos in the forest, fans were given renewed hope that Eleven would return for season 2.

No of Posts - 70,592


Fairy Lights

Another seemingly insignificant element that played a major role in the first series of Stranger Things was the fairy lights in the Byers’ home. Following Will’s disappearance, Joyce discovered she can communicate with her lost-son via a set of fairy lights.

No of Posts - 62,246


Justice for Barb

Despite not getting much air-time, Barbara Holland quickly became a fan favourite. Following her untimely demise at the hands of the Upside Down, fans leapt online to cry out for justice for their poor, bespectacled Barb.

No of Posts - 24,082


Steve's hair

While season 2 saw Steve Harrington go from hated jock to courageous hero, all people wanted to talk about online was his impressively quaffed hair. Dustin wasn’t the only one obsessing over Steve’s luscious locks!

No of Posts - 17,061


Power couples

Stranger Things introduced us to a number of different couples throughout its first two seasons, both romantic and platonic, and fans were quick to get behind their favourites. While Mike and Eleven generated the most conversation, it was the newfound bromance between Dustin and Steve in season 2 that made fans the happiest!

Mike & Eleven

Nancy & Jonathan

Dustin & Steve

Nancy & Steve

Hopper & Eleven

Max & Lucas

Joyce & Bob

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders centres on Tommy Shelby, fierce boss of the notorious Peaky Blinders gang. In the aftermath of the First World War, Tommy attempts to consolidate power and work his way to the top of the criminal underworld, no matter the cost.


Most talked about characters

Tommy Shelby

Arthur Shelby Jr

Polly Gray

Grace Shelby

Alfie Solomons

John Shelby

Michael Gray

Finn Shelby

Charlie Strong

Ada Thorne

Lizzie Shelby

Linda Shelby

Esme Shelby


Chester Campbell

Most talked about episodes

The Noose - SE 4, EP 1

The opening episode of season 4 starts off on a positive note, as Arthur, John, Michael and Polly escape the noose at the last minute. However, things quickly go downhill from there, as each of the Shelby family receive word from the Sicilian mafia, marking them for death. The episode ends with the family being attacked as John and Michael are hit.

Air Date - 15/11/2017 No of Posts - 52,978


The Company - SE 4, EP 6

In a climactic end to the fourth season, The Company sees Tommy Shelby face off against Luca Changretta one last time, bringing the brutal family feud to an end. Tommy also confronts Alfie for his betrayal, discovering he has cancer and planned everything so Tommy would track him down and kill him, which he does.

Air Date - 20/12/2017 No of Posts - 45,455


Episode 1 - SE 3, EP 1

The first episode of season three opens up on Tommy Shelby’s wedding day, as he ties the knot with Grace. However, it’s no surprise to watch the happy day quickly descend into mayhem, starting with a bust-up between the two families and ending with a murdered Russian spy’s body being burned in the garden.

Air Date - 05/05/2016 No of Posts - 29,672


Episode 6 - SE 3, EP 6

In another action-packed season finale, the final episode of season 3 sees three tense plotlines playing out simultaneously. Tommy races to complete the tunnel into the Russian vault, Michael attempts to track down Father Hughes and rescue Charlie, and Arthur and John carry out the train bombing. And to top things off, the episode ends with the police raiding the Shelby family home and arresting the Peaky Blinders.

Air Date - 09/06/2016 No of Posts - 21,582


Heathens - SE 4, EP 2

Heathens introduces the viewer to Aberama Gold, the ruthless killer-for-hire who Tommy hires to help in his ongoing vendetta with the mafia. We also learn more about Luca Changretta, as the Sicilian mobster comes face to face with Tommy and announces his brutal intentions.

Air Date - 22/11/2017 No of Posts - 19,108


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Data sourced from Twitter, with sentiment analysis used to show the emotional breakdown of each post. Conversation analysed from the 1st of the month in which the first episode of each show aired until 31st January 2019. Data looks at global conversation in the English language.

Please note, this information is purely for entertainment purposes and may not be 100% accurate or definitive.

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