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Twitter reveals most popular autumn TV shows – are you watching?

by Emmy Griffiths

After Jeremy Clarkson's new motor show Grand Tour broke viewing figures on Amazon Prime this week, Twitter has revealed the top ten most talked about TV shows of the last few months and which individuals associated with them have had the most mentions from viewers. The big question is – how many of these social media popular shows have you watched?!

10.  Made in Chelsea

It is clearly irresistible to discuss the drama and intrigue of the London-based gang in MiC with fellow viewers on Twitter. This season has been as filled with mishaps and arguments with hilarious one-liners from Mark-Francis as ever, and so it's little wonder it has managed to make the top ten.

9. Black Mirror

The creepiest show on TV returned with six episodes dropping on Netflix all at once, causing us to stress about how much we rely on technology, delete our Instagram accounts and have Belinda Carlisle's Heaven in a Place on Earth stuck in our heads for weeks on end. If you haven't checked it out yet – the show looks at what would happen to humanity in the next stages of technology and every episode is different. In season three, the episodes include a woman obsessed with an app which rates your life defined by those around you, to a man who is blackmailed by Internet trolls after his webcam is hacked. With often disturbing results, it's not surprising that we take to Twitter to share our opinions on the show.

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Black Mirror dropped six episodes at once on Netflix

8. Poldark

ITV's moody drama about a hero named Ross Poldark and his adventures and relationships in Cornwall is the point of much discussion on Twitter – though admittedly most of it is sharing gifs of Aidan Turner's abs.                      

 7. The Grand Tour

Since leaving Top Gear, fans of James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Harmond have been keen to see the trio back together, and so it is hardly surprising that the show has become Amazon's most successful show of all time.

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The Grand Tour has broken Amazon records

6. Strictly Come Dancing

We love discussing the contestants' amazing moves and their progress online, particularly as they get better week by week. And naturally Ed Balls takes sixth place on the most talked about celebrity on a TV show for his brilliant dad moves on the dance floor with his incredible partner, Katya Jones.  

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Fans have been quick to discuss the celebrity dance moves

5. The Apprentice

Alan Sugar has brought an edge of suspense to the show by being able to fire more than one contestant at once, leaving viewers of the edge of their seat in fear that their favourite competitor will be kicked out even though you think they're safe. The challenges are becoming more and more challenging, especially with the latest episode's surprise night shift, and all of those amateur business people out there are eager to discuss what the contestants are doing right or wrong on Twitter!

4. Planet Earth 2

David Attenborough's latest nature documentary has wowed viewers, who shared their thoughts on the incredible animals and their (occasionally terrifying) adventures, from the horror of racer snakes to joking about bird of paradise's flashy moves when attracting a female. And of course, the one thing Twitter universally agrees on is David Attenborough's amazing voice!

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Viewers discuss the cute critters and David Attenborough's narration

 3. The X Factor

Love it or hate it, this year's competition has been full of things to talk about including forgetful judges, surprise exits and, of course, rapping contestant Honey G, who has been a constant talking point with fans.

2. I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here

Seriously, how can you watch a group of celebrities eat bugs, drink slimy smoothies and fight for meals each night all while stuck in an Australian jungle without sharing your thoughts?! Ant and Dec were also number eight on the list of top ten most mentioned celebs, probably since hilariously they can't help but giggle during every difficult challenge!

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Fans of I'm a Celeb discuss the show online

1. Great British Bake Off

Whoever thought a group of friendly, helpful, not especially competitive amateur bakers making incredible creations to win a fancy plate (and Mary Berry's love) could be SO gripping? The British public were obsessed with discussing this year's contestants, with winner Candice Brown the most discussed individual related to a TV show over autumn!


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