President Donald Trump uses Twitter more often than former President Barack Obama, but POTUS 45 failed to land a single spot on Twitter’s annual roundup of Most Retweeted Tweets of 2017. That wasn’t the case for POTUS 44 who dominated the list by snagging four slots. Quality over quantity wins again.
Which tweet went viral the most? The Nevada teen wanting a year’s supply of chicken nuggets grabbed the top spot. Obama’s highest-ranking tweet was his response to the racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second most retweeted tweet of the year, but was the most liked tweet of all-time.
Elsewhere in the Twittersphere, Wonder Woman reigned supreme on the Top 10 Movies list. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones took top honors on the television front. Check out The Top 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of the year below, along with other Top 10 lists in other categories.
Most Retweeted Tweets Of The Year
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need! pic.twitter.com/lodyOBE0eG
— Penn State IFC (@PennStateIFC) August 30, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 20, 2017
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
Leo and I are donating 6 lbs of dog food to Houston for every retweet this gets!!!! RT RT RT RT!! pic.twitter.com/bcTT905knP
— Sam (@SamMartin_6) August 31, 2017
suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255
1 person ends their life every 40 seconds
will u take the time to retweet this & possibly save one of them?
— seth joesph (@sethjoesph) August 28, 2017
Most Tweeted About Movies (US)
1. Wonder Woman
2. La La Land
4. Spider-Man: Homecoming
5. Justice League
7. Beauty And The Beast
8. Thor: Ragnarok
9. Black Panther
10. Fifty Shades Darker
Most Tweeted About TV Shows (US)
1. Game of Thrones
2. Stranger Things
3. Big Brother
4. 13 Reasons Why
5. Saturday Night Live
6. The Walking Dead
7. Grey’s Anatomy
8. The Voice
10. Pretty Little Liars
Most Tweeted About Streamed TV Shows (US)
1. Stranger Things
2. 13 Reasons Why
3. Orange Is The New Black
4. House of Cards
7. The Get Down
8. The Handmaid’s Tale
9. Bojack Horseman
Most Tweeted About Celebrities (Global)
Most Tweeted About Musicians (US-only)
Most Tweeted Song #s (h3)
Most Tweeted About Fan Armies (Global)
Most Tweeted About Televised Events (Global)
1. Miss Universe (most Tweeted hour of the year occurred during this telecast)
2. 2017 Billboard Music Awards (global volume driven by BTS wins top social artist)
3. Super Bowl 51 (dramatic end to the game was one of the most Tweeted moments of the year)
Most Tweeted Activism Hashtags (US-only)
*Note: #1 and #2 combine variations on the hashtags, like #Resistance and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
Most Tweeted About Models