Final: Twitter Likes After 1 Day

SPOILER ALERT: After three epic weeks, the WINNER of The Circle is... #TheCircle
Likes: 1,726
Everyone* is feeling so tense right now! *Everyone except 'Penny' Snr, who came for the free fizz #TheCircle
Likes: 350
BLOCKED PLAYERS ASSEMBLE! And not a single screen to hide behind. #TheCircle
Likes: 624
Exhibit A: A room full of minds being blown #TheCircle
Likes: 446
These guys know that Andy is the same guy as his pictures, right? #TheCircle
Likes: 485
Cool as a cucumber #TheCircle
Likes: 1,561
Bonus points for the Phil Collins soundtrack #TheCircle
Likes: 290
It's the final Ratings, and this will decide the WINNER! How would you Rate if you were a Player? #TheCircle
Likes: 393
No more 'send message'?! We're not ready! #TheCircle
Likes: 107
If you're not also crying actual snot tears rn we don't know you #TheCircle
Likes: 261
It's probably time we told 'Felix' it's actually 'fist bump'... #TheCircle
Likes: 358
We've got a feeling that's not the last time we're going to hear that tonight... #TheCircle
Likes: 261
Presenting... The Circle finalists! What a wild ride it's been for this Circle fam #TheCircle
Likes: 634
T-minus ONE HOUR until The Circle FINAL The catfish will come clean, and one Player will walk away with £100,000! #TheCircle
Likes: 328
IT'S THE FINAL! It's been a rollercoaster of emotions for us all and tonight is no different! The Players finally come face-to-face in The Circle FINAL! 10pm | @Channel4 | #TheCircle
Likes: 675
It'S tHe FiNaL! That is all. #TheCircle
Likes: 874

How Did We Assign The Stats?
The Circle Episodes
How To Read The Stats
The social media stats are an indication of where contestants rank - they're not a prediction!
Here are some things to consider...

Demographics: What kind is audience is watching The Circle? How do they compare to the age-range and values of the average Twitter user? A contestant that is well-received on one platform may not be quite so popular on another.

Running Order: The stats don't account for the running order of the contestants, recency bias has proven to be a significant factor in reality TV outcomes, those performing later often do better.

Sample Size: The more engagement a post has, the clearer the picture. When engagement is low, or numbers are close together, it becomes harder to determine the outcome.

Contestant Type: Is the contestant famous because of social media? Do they come from a country with highly patriotic citizens? Joke contestants tend to get high engagement on social media as people share amusing content. However, this may not translate to votes.

Engagement Type: Not all engagement is equal. Consider that clicking 'Like' on Facebook is fairly non-committal, whereas clicking 'Share' will add the content to the user's timeline.

There are many other factors to consider! Our advice is to look at all the stats across all platforms and try to determine the general ranking of each contestant. Good luck!