Top Gear scandal in the media
The hottest media topic right now is probably that Jeremy Clarkson got sacked from the BBC, and his colleagues, James May and Richard Hammond, left Top Gear, too – even the Stig did. One of the most popular shows BBC has ever produced is now gone as we knew it, and the digital media is discussing it, publishing opinions and details on what exactly happened.
According to our data, as of April 1 there were more than 19 000 articles about Top Gear, and we decided to see what and who exactly they were about.
Expectedly the biggest star was Clarkson itself, with more than 3,5M shares, followed by James May (2,1M) and Richard Hammond (1,7M). May probably owes his second place to his famous tweets and videos of his unemployed life.
Of course, there is a real game of thrones unfolding right now – everyone wants to know who’s next to host the biggest car show in the world. While it is pretty hard to predict, there is some trend in the media with key contestants being mentioned a lot more than everybody else.
Stay tuned for new researches!