Twitter reveals the most Tweeted about Stranger Things character
OTT fans have found a strong community on Twitter. They come together on the service in search of their next binge, live Tweet their thoughts while watching it, and talk about the most awaited seasons. That is why, when season four of Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) premiered on 27 May 2022, nearly three years after Season 3, fans on the service couldn’t keep calm. Between 27 May - 31 May 2022, there were over 7 million Tweets about the show’s latest season -- resulting in a 17% increase in conversations about Season 4 premiere day (May 27, 2022) compared to Season 3 premiere day (July 4, 2019).
With fans gushing over their favourite characters, Eddie Munson, played by #JosephQuinn, emerged as the most Tweeted about new character this season, and Argyle, played by #EduardoFranco, was a close second.
Sadie Sink's (@SadieSink) exceptional performance as Max had critics and fans raving, they spotlighted her as the rising star in Twitter conversations. Her character was Tweeted about over 221K times since the Season 4 premiere – making up 61% of the 2022 conversations about her on Twitter. [Spoiler alert] “Running Up That Hill”, the song that breaks Sadie out of her slumber in the season, also had fans singing along. Tweets about the song and its singer Kate Bush (@KateBushMusic) went up to 126K after the season premiere.
As the new big bad Vecna, played by Jamie Bower (@Jamiebower), made an appearance in the season, fans compiled their own lists of artists whose music would break them out of Vecna’s trance. The top five artists mentioned by fans on Twitter were:
1. Tomorrow x Together (@TXT_members)
2. Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ)
3. Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles)
4. Loona (@loonatheworld)
5. Conan Gray (@conangray)
Here are some of the Top Tweets that embody fans’ feelings about the new season:
this is the most iconic stranger things moment like the impact it had… everyone was doing it pic.twitter.com/AKDVAY5eLv— j. (@pughspears) May 27, 2022
If you haven’t yet caught up on the new season, here are a few Twitter tips to make the most of your viewing experience:
Live Tweet your reaction/s as you uncover the mysteries of Hawkins
Join the real-time conversation by Tweeting your own personal take on a scene or an episode as you watch the show. Tag the official show handle (@Stranger_Things) and you might even get a reply from the showrunners!
Never go alone into the Upside Down - announce your Spaces session ahead of time
Tweet to let your followers know when you’ll be hosting a Space about the show so that they can tune in to the action too.
Arm yourself for the occasion with the correct hashtags
While Will Byers needed to communicate through Christmas lights, you can let other fans find you much more easily by using the right hashtags. Keep an eye out for relevant hashtags and include them in your Tweet. Pro tip, if you Tweet with #StrangerThings4 , you’ll see an emoji pop up.
The new season continues to turn fans’ worlds upside down as they wait for the release of Volume 2 in July 2022 - meanwhile, don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter.