Cable News Trending Topics for 2014-05-30
While Blackfish is still splashing around on Twitter, the scandal at the VA was a dominant topic on cable news Twitter on Friday as well. Various Iranian hashtags have shown up mostly, I think, not in reaction to what’s on cable news but to try to get more coverage for Iranian events.
Sean and Ed won best day and best hour on Friday for their respective shows.
The Rachel Maddow Show was preempted for a rebroadcast of Brian Williams’ interview with Edward Snowden. Unfortunately, there were no show hashtags or twitter user ids I could find and so it was virtually impossible to determine if there was any social media engagement. You’d think it take all of 5 minutes to invent a hashtag, publicize it on the website, and maybe even throw it on the chyron. Alas, it was not to be.
Cable News Trending Topics for 2014-05-29
Common folks, #Blackfish again? Have any of the orcas been freed? No? Maybe you should try something else then?
Well, CNN’s The Sixties got into the 700s, which was less than half what they needed to get best hour. Which is not too much of a surprise, as live (or at least recorded the same day) programs always get better Twitter engagement. It was no surprise that Chris Hayes handily won best hour, while Sean Hannity pulled in his (frequent) best day win.
Cable News Trending Topics for 2014-05-28
Maya Angelou’s passing was the dominant topic on Twitter Wednesday.
UniteBlue’s war of words against Morning Joe has died off, and Blackfish is slowly settling back down to the noise floor of Twitter.