Twitter climbed aboard the 2017 in review train, and its most retweeted tweet worldwide was a plea for chicken nuggets.
Carter Wilkerson’s appetite for Wendy’s “nuggs” led to Twitter’s most retweeted global tweet for 2017.
The tweet that drew the most likes worldwide was a plea for racial equality from former President Barack Obama.
The most retweeted tweet from an athlete worldwide was National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James poking fun at President Donald Trumpfor rescinding his invitation to the league champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, after Warriors superstar Stephen Curry had already said he would not attend.
Miss Universe 2017 was the most-tweeted-about global television event.
The most-tweeted-about global celebrity and musician was BTS, while Trump was the most-tweeted-about elected world leader.
Real Madrid’s #halamadrid was the year’s top global sports hashtag, while the National Football League’s @NFL was the top sports handle.
The most viewed livestream on Twitter in 2017 was PBS NewsHour’s coverage of Trump’s inauguration, while the most shared Twitter Moment was NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star.
In the U.S., the most-tweeted-about television show was Game of Thrones, while Stranger Things took the title for streaming TV shows and Wonder Woman led movies.
Full lists from Twitter follow:
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Most-tweeted-about televised events, global:
- Miss Universe (the most tweeted hour of the year occurred during this telecast)
- 2017 Billboard Music Awards (global volume driven by BTS winning top social artist)
- Super Bowl LI (the dramatic end to the game was one of the most tweeted moments of the year)