Last night’s VMAs were fun, shocking, silly and featured what felt like an hour long amazing performance from Justin Timberlake and even N’ Sync. You can catch up on our live blog last night here. Twitter has already released some early data about the big tent pole event.
Here’s what Twitter has released last night at 1:16am ET:
Here are tonight’s preliminary data findings, showing how fans took to Twitter throughout the show to share in notable moments. Please note: all data is based only on the east coast airing of the show.
Tweets Per Minute Peaks:
Miley and Robin Thicke perform: 306,100 TPM
Justin Timberlake’s performance concludes: 219,800 TPM
Drake performs: 194,500 TPM
Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech: 189,300 TPM
Kanye West performs: 181,200 TPM
(For comparison, last year’s show had a peak of 98,300 Tweets per minute; this year’s Super Bowl had 231,000 TPM during the blackout.)
Most Mentioned Stars:
Miley: 4.5 million
Justin Timberlake: 2.9 million
Lady Gaga: 1.9
Kanye West: 1 million