The whole world loves Game of Thrones, that’s no surprise – but which country loves Game of Thrones the very most? And which characters does each separate country find themselves talking about the most? With a new study put together through Outbrain, we can give you Game of Thrones love by the numbers. Oh, and it turns out the US is just the worst.
Outbrain collected data from over 100,000 different sites that published stories about Game of Thrones in March of 2014. They used the title and publish date of each of these 5,104 articles from Australia, Spain, France, the UK, the US, Germany, and Italy to determine who was talking about Game of Thrones the most – and which characters were getting the most love.
In a shocking display of being terrible, the US gave Joffrey the most internet attention, proving that he’s really just getting his way by acting out. Additionally, there were almost twice as many stories published about the Lannisters as there were about the Starks, and the Lannister stories garnered three times as many pageviews – sorry, winter fans. Cersei got the highest number of pageviews per story published, and was also the most talked-about character in half the countries in the study. As I am both Team Lannister and Team Cersei, this makes me unreasonably smug.
Sansa was the world’s least-popular character (because apparently many people haven’t read the books), and the most headlines were written about Queen Daenerys. The UK surpassed all other countries as having the most interest in the show, with thirteen times as many pageviews for Game of Thrones stories than Italy, the least-interested country. Also, the UK likes Ygritte the best. Go figure.
Here’s the infographic (you can click the image to enlarge):
So I guess that means the Americans here must be pretty excited for Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery tonight? Personally, I love that her wedding dress has thorns all over it; is there any better way to say “Do not effing touch me” at your wedding than thorns?
Here’s the preview for tonight’s episode:
This will probably be my favorite episode of all time. Just sayin’.
(via Adam Berkowitz, image via HBO)
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