James Corden, fresh off a starring role in last year’s “Into The Woods,” made his “The Late Late Show” premiere last night and Twitter loved it — according to an Oxford University analysis,based on 41,000 tweets. The University used software it developed called TheySay, which analyzed tens of thousands of tweets per second to reveal that American audiences were extremely pleased with the new host’s debut. According to a release from TheySay, the software is so accurate and advanced it can even detect sarcasm and humor.
The analysis revealed an 88 percent positive response to Corden, with 95 percent of sentiments being comprised of happy emotions. “There was an overwhelmingly positive reaction in social media following Corden’s first show,” said Dr. Karo Moilanen, co-founder of TheySay, in a release. “He proved his doubters wrong, offered something fresh and broke the mold in 21st century late night TV.”
Last night’s show featured Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. Analysis before and after the show from TheySay was largely different, with the pre-analysis suggesting a rough debut based on poor dress rehearsals and and skeptical tweets, even from fellow Brits.
— CatWoman (@SirenofGotham) March 24, 2015
However, after the episode aired, tweets showed a very positive response to the host’s ability to relate with American audiences amidst a British-style talk set up.
— Jessica Gonzalez (@jessL_gonzalez) March 24, 2015
— cool cat (@UncannyAbe) March 24, 2015
One of the show’s more notable Twitter supporters, though, was Niall Horan of One Direction, which got 40,000 retweets and 71,000 favorites.
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 24, 2015
Has your opinion of Corden changed? Will you be tuning into the new “Late Late Show?” The late night talk show airs week nights at 12:35am on CBS.