Lady Gaga, a female tattoo artist and a superhero vigilante had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week.
The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, a language analytics company that measures emotions around content, for a weekly look at the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up. The data below covers Nov. 30-Dec. 6 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to broadcast and cable television shows.
Of the 115,292 Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday, 23 percent mentioned Lady Gaga. The singer took to the catwalk in Paris to perform her single “Million Reasons” as well as a medley of “A-YO” and “John Wayne.” Viewers raved about everything from her beauty to her boots to her talent in general.
Of the 31,326 ERs surrounding Spike’s “Ink Master,” nearly 10 percent mentioned contestant Ryan Ashley Malarkey, who on Tuesday became the first woman to win the title of Ink Master. Twitter users voted her into the live finale by sending the hashtag #InkRyan over 70,000 times.
Of the 24,016 ERs surrounding last Wednesday’s episode of “Arrow” on the CW, 9 percent mentioned Oliver Queen (portrayed by Stephen Amell). Through flashbacks and hallucinations, this episode showed the character’s past life and previous relationships, scenes which prompted plenty of emotional outpouring from fans.