Hope you all enjoyed the premiere of Doomsday Preppers! While you were closely watching the show, I was scouring the interwebs (more specifically the Twitter-webs) to see what people had to say during the two episodes that premiered last night.
More than 5,000 viewers tweeted about the show last night and more than 1,000 of them used our official hashtag, #preppers. We even had one of our own preppers, @PreparednessPro, live-tweeting the full 2 hr premiere.
The show drew all sorts of reactions, from “I’m learning a lot of cool survival skills” to “these people are paranoid!” Let’s take a look at some tweets from viewers in three categories of the more common reactions people had:
Hey…Maybe I Should Be Prepping?
@Solid_J These doomsday #preppers are no joke. Makes me want to prep for a potential disaster.
@jordan_dick Really liked the shows, thx. Took notes thru both. Gonna make a list, check it twice, start stocking up on things. #Preppers
@Nicholena Planning my bug-out bag and gearing up to exercise my 2nd amendment right. Thanks @NatGeoChannel for the #realitycheck
@Vampaddict88 I’m definitely going to look into the survival club here on campus. I need to prepare NOW.#Preppers
@andreashari the doomsday #preppers are frighteningly not crazy. I thought I was at least 50% ready. not even close.the zombies will eat me quickly.
@diablito93 I truly used to think these people were insane. Not anymore. #preppers
@shippythecow #preppers on NatGeo were awesome. I really wish I was older so I would have had more time and money to be as prepared as those people.
They Sure Say “Fan” A Lot, Huh?
@TravisLWatson Anyone have a “hits the fan” count so far on #preppers ? I lost track
@DanKnowsSports Doomsday Preppers in 5 words – “When S#%T hits the fan”
@TheCareFace they said “when it hits the fan” over 50 times on doomsday preppers
@blkcffee Okay so Doomsday Preppers drinking game: Drink every time someone says “when the S#%t hits the fan”.
@rgremill “When the S#%t Hits the Fan” – The most popular phrase for Doomsday Preppers….
@John_Gilbreath Doomsday Preppers. As many times as “when the S#%t hits the fan” has been said, the show should be called “when the S#%t hits the fan“.
Wow, I’m Kinda Totally Into This Show Now
@Mereacle Doomsday Preppers is a cool show.
@dancrawford6 Doomsday preppers is a badass show, but it gives me anxiety.
@WalkingHorse Excellent show @NatGeoChannel. Can only imagine how things would have been diff RE:Katrina for example if there were more#preppers in NOLA
@rickyslice Doomsday Preppers is some insane show. It’s so interesting and odd, these people are legit.
@ZanettaRobinson Doomsday #Preppers has broken into my top show lineup.
@queers4gears: Doomsday Preppers-my new fav show, Esp the party girl from Houston who packed 140 condoms in her escape bag. She has her priorities straight
@edotshaw Those people are weird…it was fascinating.
Did you tweet about the show last night? What was your reaction to the first two episodes?