Melissa Harris-Perry wins Sunday, October 19, on Cable News Twitter

If it’s Sunday, it’s Melissa Harris-Perry … and Meet The Press.  The two shows won best hour and best day, respectively, on Cable News.

Meet The press needs an asterisk, of course, in that it is shown not only on Cable but on traditional broadcast stations as well, and it is impossible to separate tweets that were generated from the respective showings, but it doesn’t take a large leap of faith to believe that the Melissa Harris-Perry show also won best day purely on Cable News, given her 4617 mentions throughout the day (compared to MTP’s 5594).

The runners-up to MHP for best hour were an interesting group: Parts Unknown missed 1st place by 5 tweets while Last Week Tonight, Melissa Harris-Perry (the 10 am hour), and both hours of Up with Steve Kornacki followed after that:

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Raw data for the day:

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Ebola, yes, but policing in America too: Trending Topics in Cable News for Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cable News Trending Topics for 2014-10-18

Some days, the topics drive the conversation by themselves — like the constant Twitter talk about Ebola.  But some days, the shows drive the topics that drive the conversation. Sunday was a bit of a day like this, where Ebola still dominated the conversation, but as you venture down the ranks you can see conversation about police and policing in America being driven by the MSNBC Saturday morning shows:

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You can download the raw data here: 2014-10-18-TagStats.csv and 2014-10-18-WordStats.csv

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Cashin’ In dominates Cable News Twitter on Saturday, October 18, 2014

It’s Saturday, so you know who won Cable News Twitter: Fox News’ Cashin’ In with Eric Bolling.  What’s more, it received more mentions than the next 5 shows combined — more than the four hours of MSNBC’s Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry show together:

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Raw data: 2014-10-18-ShowStats.csv

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Ebola, Ebola Czar, and Travel Bans dominate Cable News Twitter on Friday, October 17, 2014

Cable News Trending Topics for 2014-10-17

Friday was again no surprise: talk of ebola dominated cable news Twitter.  When we look further down into the trending topics, we can see that the new Ebola Czar was probably the most discussed specific ebola topic, while discussion of a travel ban was a bit further down the rankings:

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Also interesting (well, barely) is that the use of #ebola (with the hash sign) is just ahead of unadorned, hash-less ebola, which indicates that that conversation about ebola is very meta-data aware.

Raw data: 2014-10-17-TagStats.csv 2014-10-17-WordStats.csv

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