Facebook has rolled out a series of Top 10s for various categories of most talked-about people and subjects among its 1.2 billion users in 2014, Singer Beyoncé topped the musician-filled entertainer list, while powerhouses Frozen and Game Of Thrones topped the film and TV lists respectively.
The Facebook announcement came just as YouTube unveiled its own Top 10 video and music video lists hit this morning, and yes, there’s more than a bit of overlap among the two online giants’ lists. Six of the ten most-talked-about entertainers had music videos in YouTube’s list.
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Among TV shows, HBO’s Game Of Thrones ruled them all. In another sign of the social-media synergy popular properties have these days, most of the shows on the TV list are also frequently in the week’s top 10s for Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, the exceptions being comedies How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory.
The movies list was topped by the all-time animated box-office king (or queen), Frozen, and largely featured other big-budget, big-grossing movies, including 2014 box-office champ Guardians of the Galaxy.
Two smaller films made surprise appearances on the movie list. One was David Fincher‘s Gone Girl, which hasn’t attracted hoped-for awards in early choices, but has grossed $336 million worldwide so far. The other was micro-budgeted horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy from Blumhouse Productions (it has grossed $110.6 million worldwide on a reported $9 million budget).
Most of the lists below are U.S.-centric, but the globe-girdling company also has a boat’s worth of other lists from around the planet available here for the curious. Among the top 10 global topics, however, were a couple of notable U.S. tragedies, the suicide death of Robin Williams, and the police shooting of teen Michael Brown and related unrest in Ferguson, Mo. and beyond. The Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraiser for the ALS Foundation that spawned crazily viral online videos, also made the list.
Most Talked-About Entertainers in the US
2. Pharrell Williams
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Taylor Swift
5. Jimmy Fallon
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Katy Perry
9. John Legend
10. Kim Kardashian
Most Talked-About TV Shows in the US
1. Game of Thrones
2. Orange is the New Black
3. The Walking Dead
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Downton Abbey
6. American Horror Story
7. Sons of Anarchy
8. True Detective
9. How I Met Your Mother
Most Talked-About Movies in the US
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5. The Lego Movie
6. The Fault in Our Stars
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
8. Gone Girl
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
10. The Purge: Anarchy
Top Global Topics of 2014
Ebola virus outbreak
Elections in Brazil
Ice Bucket Challenge
Conflict in Gaza
Sochi Winter Olympics
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