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Manchester City V Manchester United's top of the table derby scores over 1m Tweets

By Hamish Mackay |

May 4, 2012 | 1 min read

This week’s vital Manchester City and Manchester United soccer derby prompted more than a million tweets

Scott Thompson, digital research manager, Starcom MediaVest, reports on media website, The Wall, that the match led to 1,008,134 tweets ( source: Sysomos M.A.P.) - double the 455,000 tweets about The Voice last Saturday – or four times the 245,000 tweets about the first episode of the new series of The Apprentice.

Once the match had finished, the conversation didn't come to an end however, as by 10:30pm around 3000 tweets per minute were still be generated about the game.

Thomson explained: “Both sides were represented by their fans, with 357,000 tweets specifically mentioning Manchester City, and 360,000 tweets mentioning Manchester United.”

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