• Warning: Contains spoilers for this episode.

    Now that Game of Thrones is back on air and fans of the show are reacting to the first episode of this season, The Red Woman, our data visualization team decided to do a quick analysis of how people are reacting to it.

    The analysis involved running the latest thousand tweets for three of the most popular hashtags related to the show - #theredwoman, #jonsnow and #melisandre.

    After some data cleaning, we performed sentiment analysis and classified emotions using a Bayesian approach. The script was written in R, which classifies the tweets into one of the six emotional states – sadness, joy, disgust, surprise, fear and anger. The next stage was classifying these tweets into one of the polarities – positive, negative and neutral.

    Without further ado, here’s what Twitter users are saying about the show as of now.