Glee’s Cory Monteith Tribute a Social Media Hit — HOW Many Tweets?
It’s no big surprise that Glee’s Cory Monteith (Finn) tribute episode last week was its highest-rated episode in a year, as so many fans wanted a chance to say goodbye. But the impact that the episode made on social media was truly staggering.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Glee’s Season 5, Episode 3: “The Quarterback” generated more than 822,000 mentions on Twitter and Facebook. These stats, combined with the fact that the episode brought in 7.4 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, means a lot of people were paying attention.
And that’s not all. The hashtag #RememberingCory was used more than 350,000 times that night, and at one point, seven of the top 10 Twitter trending topics were Glee-related. Also, there were nearly 10,000 referrals from Fox’s Cory tribute site to Cory’s favorite charities, including Project Limelight, Virgin Unite, and Chrysalis. And that’s great news.