Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Breakdown

Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 600 tweets between April 25 and October 22. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to July 2008.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Jimmy Fallon’s top day to tweet is Wednesday and his most active hour is 5 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Apr 25, with a total of 52 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @jimmyfallon
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @jimmyfallon
Day of week chart for @jimmyfallon
Day of week chart for @jimmyfallon

Analyzing all 600 tweets, Jimmy Fallon tweeted on average every 7.18 hours, impressive by any measure. Saturday saw five percent or less of the action.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Oct 22), we can generate this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.

@jimmyfallon%27s Tweet Frequency
@jimmyfallon’s Tweet Frequency
Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Jimmy Fallon follows 5000 other users, “so many friends, so little time”. He . The most retweeted user was @FallonTonight (36 times).

retweets by @jimmyfallon
retweets by @jimmyfallon

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Jimmy Fallon were #FALLONTONIGHT (used 209 times), #BTSonFALLON (used 26 times) and #TonightShowSummerReads which was detected 18 times.

@jimmyfallon%27s hashtag usage
@jimmyfallon’s hashtag usage

Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions

In this section we surrender to speculation about Jimmy Fallon. Because we can.

  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (91 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 9.00 percent on weekends. This is probably a work account.
  • If we assume each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 50 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 3.34 tweets per day). If we furthermore assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 4 hours, 10 minutes.
  • 3.03 percent of the 165 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies. This is a very consistent tagger that takes care to get things right.