The Voice UK 2014: Four sort-of-interesting 'social media stats' from Twitter

The Voice UK 2014 coaches

If you're in a dire need to know just what Twitter thought of The Voice 2014 launch at the weekend then you're in luck today.

And if you're not, feel free to enjoy a game of social media buzzword bingo as you read this blog post.

The folks over at Virgin Media have put together some perhaps interesting stats from Saturday night's opening episode.

Verified by the London School of Economics (so they say), Virgin Media's Hotlist measures "live and on demand viewing figures and the sentiment and volume of social media comment on shows, providing a new three dimensional method for analysing TV."

Blimey.

Anyway, here's what we can learn after crunching the numbers...

Will.i.am is the most popular judge...

Forget Kylie, it was Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am who won over most viewers. The American musician had a 30% "positivity rating," whatever that means.

Will.i.am (The Voice)

New coach Ricky Wilson was in second spot while Kylie was in third (although just 1% split the pair), leaving poor Sir Tom Jones in last place.

...But everyone is talking about Kylie

While Will proved more popular, Kylie was the word on everyone's finger tips as they frantically tweeted throughout the first show. Apparently there were 6,600 tweets about the Aussie popstar compared to Will's 1,500, which was below even Sir Tom Jone's 1,927 tweets.

We all love Ricky Wilson

Ricky was supposedly the coach most associated with the word love in the various tweets that mentioned him.

ricky wilson
via kaiserchiefs.tumblr.com

People still remember Danny O’Donoghue

Over the course of Saturday night's 90 minute opener there were over 1,000 tweets about the former coach, who quit along with Jessie J last year.
Danny O'Donoghue on The Voice

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