Emmys online: More than 17K tweets per minute during Emmys

WASHINGTON – All eyes were on the Emmys Sunday night, but many had their eyes on the computer, tablet or cellphone screen, too.

Whether it was about the host, the winners or the fashion, Twitter was a place for people to talk about the 2013 Emmys. The awards show sparked a conversation bringing in more than 17,000 tweets per minute around the world, according to data collected by Twitter.

The most-mentioned show on Twitter was “Breaking Bad,” which was airing at the same time as the Emmys. More than 62,100 tweets came when “Breaking Bad” won the award for best drama, according to Twitter data.

“Homeland,” “Glee” and “30 Rock” came in just behind “Breaking Bad” in total mentions, according to Twitter.

More than 54,500 tweets came in about Jim Parsons winning the top comedy actor trophy for “The Big Bang Theory.” The total tweet numbers were gathered during the show’s airing and included the two hours afterward.

The biggest influx of tweets — a total of more than 17,000 tweets per minute — came when Carrie Underwood performed “Yesterday,” according to Twitter’s data.

CBS even incorporated Twitter into their backstage setup. The show had a “Twitter mirror” placed just off-stage that could snap photos and share tweets.

The Emmys dominated Twitter worldwide, as 58 percent of all tweets around the event were from outside the United States, according to Twitter data editor Simon Rogers.

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