Twofour’s Educating Essex invokes 100,000 tweets across the series
Twofourâ€™s popular observational documentary, Educating Essex has seen a total of 101,768 tweets across the series that aired on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday evenings in September, October and November.
This has included mentions from celebrities such as comedic actor, Simon Pegg who labelled the programme â€śso goodâ€ť, comedian, Chris Addison who has called for teacher Mr Drew to â€śrun the country.â€ť
Grace Dent from The Guardian also tweeted that Educating Essex was â€śone of the TV highlights of the year.â€ť
Over the series a catchphrase has also been coined with â€śWhat is Pi, where did it come from?â€ť frequently trending on the social networking site.
The print media have also rated the programme. The Guardian saying, â€śThis is pure, observational unobtrusive documentary â€“ designed to show what life is really like in a modern secondary school. This is reality, which is kind of what you want in reality TV.â€ť
Caitlin Moran, The Times, said: “Educating Essex is probably the most humanity-affirming documentary that you’ll see all year.”
BBC Radio 4 said: â€śThis programme is totally absorbing and extraordinary.”
The Metro referred to Educating Essex as â€śthe best thing on Channel 4 this year.â€ť
The last episode aired on November 4 and resulted in 1.7 million viewers with a 7.4% share of the slot and a peak of two million.