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12.01.2014 - Messi vs Murray, Game of Thrones vs Doctor Who?

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From tragic celebrity losses to controversial sporting moments, 2014 saw Britons use Bing to seek out and learn more about the stories which shaped the world. Each year, we compile our end of year lists – a look at what people are searching for and how they are doing it. This year’s results show that we are now accessing information wherever and whenever we are, from any device as we expect to see instant results and updates on the things we want to know about and subsequently want to find pictures, stories and videos of our favourite moments related to them.

In this post we take a look at the most searched for people, sports stars and TV shows.


2014 was a sad year for Brits as we took to the web to learn more about some of our most treasured late stars with Peaches Geldof the most searched for person of the year and Robin Williams and Paul Walker also making the top ten. Others in the top ten include wild popstars Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

The full top ten is:

1. Peaches Geldof

2. Robin Williams

3. Jennifer Lawrence

4. Paul Walker

5. Justin Bieber

6. Kim Kardashian

7. Miley Cyrus

8. Ariana Grande

9. Katy Perry

10. Beyoncé

Top celebrity searches
November 30, 2014

Sports people

Andy Murray was the most searched for sports star of 2014 with searches increasing around Wimbledon. He was closely followed by one of the stars of this year’s World Cup, Neymar.

The full top ten list includes:

1. Andy Murray

2. Neymar

3. Luis Suarez

4. David Moyes

5. Gareth Bale

6. Rooney

7. Messi

8. Gerrard

9. Rory Mcilroy

10. Floyd Mayweather Jr

Top sports people searches
November 30, 2014

TV Shows

It’s no surprise that the most cpaitvating show of the year, Game of Thrones has made its way to the top spot for 2014 followed by our very own Dr Who. Popular reality TV shows like Big Brother have also made the cut.

The full list includes:

1. Game of Thrones

2. Dr Who

3. Big Brother

4. Coronation Street

5. Strictly Come Dancing

6. Emmerdale

7. Hollyoaks

8. Breaking Bad

9. This Morning

10. Celebrity Big Brother

For more about the top searches for the year, head to

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- Visit Microsoft Corporation

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