Peyton Manning and Sunday’s Super Bowl Rematch Sparks Twitter Conversation

By Adam Flomenbaum 

b99194475z.1_20140129230759_000_glb4jkmo.1-1Let’s face it: last year’s Super Bowl was a dud. The Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8.

This past Sunday, the Broncos had a chance to avenge their loss, and a late Peyton Manning-led drive forced the game to overtime. According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, the five minute period immediately following Manning’s incredible drive accounted for 21% of reactions for the entire nine-hour window monitored. That five minutes saw 32,139 reactions out of 125,535 total tweets.

Below, some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic:

-People were “excited” about the Super Bowl rematch from 4:30-4:35

-The Broncos had a drive from 4:45-4:50 that people said was “good.”

-Russell Wilson threw a pass that had fans saying “best” from 5:25-5:30

-Fans “hated” what they perceived to be a bad call agains the Broncos from 6:20-6:25