It's been a drama-filled eight weeks but at long last it's final curtains for 'Love Island' tonight as the show crowns its 2018 winners.
The series has been the main TV talking point of the summer with more and more viewers getting sucked into the trials and tribulations of the villa's singletons.
And of course what better place to talk about it these days than on Twitter with Meltwater revealing to entertainment.ie that the show was tweeted about almost 11 million times over the course of its run with 200,000 of those coming from Irish viewers -78.5% female, 21.5%.
They also revealed the most retweeted tweets during the series, which include:
random guy in the club: can I buy you a drink?
him *hands drinks over*: so where are you fr...
— Elz, the Witch (@witchestweets) June 17, 2018
— Emily Hook (@emhook8) July 2, 2018
How sick is the UK atm though, days of sunshine, everyone buzzing over the World Cup, love island brings a national debate every night, what a time to be alive
— Mills (@millieffs_) July 2, 2018
Naturally enough, the word "loyal" saw a spike on Twitter throughout Love Island's airing, getting 75,000 mentions by UK Twitter users in June, which then increased by 180% in July to 210,000. G'wan the Georgia.
Dani & Jack are currently the most popular couple for Irish viewers, which is reflected in the overall numbers for Twitter users. The most popular or discussed couples between 23rd-30th July (sentiment or number of mentions) are:
- Dani & Jack : 81,000 mentions, 80% positive
- Kaz & Josh: 38,000 mentions, 75% positive
- Megan & Wes: 21,000 mentions, 85% positive
- Paul & Laura: 21,000 mentions, 78% positive
Entertainment.ie readers are also fans of Dani and Jack with 67% of you currently saying you want them to win in our poll. Vote here.
Catch the 'Love Island' final tonight on 3e at 9pm.