Oscars: 19 Million Tweets in 12 Hours

Ellen DeGeneres’ celebrity selfie tweet alone was seen by more than 8 million

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More than 37 million people around the world saw tweets about the 2014 Oscars on the social networking site, Twitter said in a blog post Tuesday. That’s almost as many as the 43.7 million viewers who actually tuned in for the show.

In a 12-hour span:

  • About 5 million Twitter users sent 19.1 million tweets
  • Those tweets were viewed more than 3.3 billion times on all platforms
  • Ellen’s celeb selfie tweet was seen by more than 8.1 million people for a total of 32.8 million views.