Why Jon Jones, Cersei Lannister and Stiles Stilinski Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

A UFC fighter, a “Game of Thrones” villain and a “Teen Wolf” character had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion analytics company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers July 26 through Aug. 1 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The pay-per-view UFC 214 fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier was the most reacted-to broadcast with 105,170 Emotional Reactions (ERs). After three rounds, Jones emerged victorious with a win in the ring as well as the most mentions online.

Not only had Cormier held the UFC heavyweight title for two years, Jones was previously the only fighter he had lost to in the past. Fans recognized the stakes of this event and were glued to the screen as the two fighters went at it; naturally, congrats poured in when Jones was named the champ.




During the most recent episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Queen Cersei Lannister finally got to take revenge on the woman who killed her daughter, thanks to Euron Greyjoy. Euron had captured Ellaria and her daughter Tyene and handed them over to Cersei as a gift (and a means of hopefully wooing her). As Cersei (perhaps fittingly) poisoned Tyene in the same way that Ellaria had poisoned her daughter, viewers reacted big-time — some in awe and other with disgust.




Although most of the episode focused on other characters, Stiles Stilinski (portrayed by Dylan O’Brien) was the most mentioned during Sunday’s broadcast of “Teen Wolf” on MTV (34,740 ERs). Up until his appearance, viewers were questioning where he was this episode, and then were treated to a glimpse of him as an intern with the FBI. Many promptly went nuts, sending out messages of love for the fan-favorite.