The Day Ben Affleck Blew Up the Internet. Batman Bigger than the Oscars.

No matter where you turned, it seemed you couldn’t get away from the announcement that Ben Affleck would play the next Batman. But, how much did it really blow up?

Here’s searches and interest in Ben Affleck (blue) and Batman (red) over the last 30 days:

2013-08-27_1306Here’s the same data over the last year:

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“G” on the timeline is Ben Affleck’s win for “Best Director” for Argo and “F” is Argo winning for “Best Picture” at the Oscars. Affleck playing Batman has drawn more interest in him, than his winning numerous awards. And folks wonder why actors jump at the chance to take on these roles?