The “Live! With Regis and Kelly” send-off special for Regis Philbin rumbled a huge wave of social media activity, surpassing 21,000 social network comments for the farewell episode. The wave of online activity crested as co-host Kelly Ripa read her tearful goodbye to Regis and viewers.

This infographic shows how the social media comments on Facebook, Twitter and other sites fluctuated during the send-off episode.