TheWrap 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 Jan. 11-17 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and pay per view.
A creepy count, a sitcom star and a Donald Trump impersonator had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week.
Of the 19,063 Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the Jan. 13 premiere of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” on Netflix, 4.9 percent mentioned Count Olaf, portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris. The show, developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld, is an adaptation of the children’s series by Lemony Snicket. While some fans were into Harris’ performance, others weren’t entirely sold.
Of the 15,713 ERs surrounding the Jan. 11 episode of “Black-ish,” 22 percent mentioned Anthony Anderson, who writes for and stars in the ABC series. Viewers were blown away by a powerful scene on the show — in which he stars as Andre “Dre” Johnson Sr.
Of the 12,784 ERs surrounding NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Jan. 14, 12.7 percent mentioned Alec Baldwin, who opened the show with an impersonation of President-elect Donald Trump. As Trump’s inauguration draws closer, many viewers (though definitely not all viewers) reveled in the political satire Baldwin offered.