Fandometrics In Depth: Stranger Things 2 Edition
Chances are your dashboard has become an endless scroll of Stranger Things 2 posts. In celebration of the show’s second season, we’re here to break down all your faves with none of the spoilers. Whether you’ve finished the second season or not, this post is safe for you to read.
In the seven days since Stranger Things 2 was added to Netflix, it became the most searched and most liked tag on all of Tumblr. It had 63% more total engagements (searches, original posts, reblogs, and likes) than its timely counterpart, #halloween.
The show’s popularity has grown considerably since the first season’s 2016 debut. Compared to the seven days following the July 2016 release, season two had 804% more searches, 1020% more original posts, 2,428% more reblogs, and a whopping 5,362% more likes.
Top residents of Hawkins, Indiana
In season 2, Steve Harrington made a promise to Nancy and, inadvertently, a promise to all of us. His Babysitter of the Year award comes in the form of being the most popular character so far. He had the most total engagements of any character on the series.
- Steve Harrington | 17.61%
- Mike Wheeler | 15.50%
- Eleven | 15.15%
- Dustin Henderson | 10.24%
- Will Byers | 8.97%
- Lucas Sinclair | 7.56%
- Jim Hopper | 7.01%
- Nancy Wheeler | 6.48%
- Jonathan Byers | 5.84%
- Joyce Byers | 4.97
The actors who play them
- Finn Wolfhard | 24.59%
- Millie Bobby Brown | 14.84%
- Joe Keery | 12.70%
- Gaten Matarazzo | 8.44%
- Noah Schnapp | 8.37%
- Caleb McLaughlin | 7.62%
- Winona Ryder | 7.49%
- Natalia Dyer | 5.57%
- Charlie Heaton | 5.23%
- David Harbour | 5.16%
More than just friends
Mileven, last season’s canon ship, dominates this list with over half of the ship-related engagements. It also had more original posts, reblogs, and likes than all the other ships on the list combined. Here’s how it all pans out:
- Mileven (Mike Wheeler x Eleven) | 55.75%
- Jancy (Jonathan Byers x Nancy Wheeler) | 24.92%
- Jopper (Joyce Byers x Jim Hopper) | 9.36%
- Byeler (Will Byers x Mike Wheeler) | 5.99%
- Lumax (Lucas Sinclair x Max) | 3.98%
Stay strange, Tumblr
To continue your deep dive into The Upside Down, here are a few Tumblrs to add to your dash:
- Incorrect stranger things quotes (@incorrect-stranger-things-quotes) features totally real quotes the cast of Stranger Things definitely said.
- Stranger Things Edits (@strangerthingsedits) bring back that fuzzy nostalgia of binging all 9 episodes last weekend.
- Blurry Pictures of Joe Keery (@blurryjoekeery) will satisfy all your blurry Joe Keery needs.
- Stranger Things (@strangerthingsnetflix) has all the official news, photos, and vids.
Keep watching. Keep blogging. And please, don’t forget to tag your spoilers.