Learn more about the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.
A well-spoken actress, a medical patient and a record producer had viewers buzzing on social media over the past week.
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. 4-10 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to broadcast and cable television shows.
Of the 819,182 Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the 74th Golden Globe Awards on NBC, 21 percent mentioned Meryl Streep. The actress, who was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille statue on Sunday night, used her time on stage to get political in what many — but not all — viewers considered to be a moving and beautiful speech.
Of the 13,215 ERs surrounding the latest episode of NBC’s “This is Us,” 9 percent mentioned the character Toby, portrayed by Chris Sullivan. After a midseason cliffhanger during which Toby encountered a major medical issue, some fans were eagerly waiting to see what happened; others weren’t as impressed with the character overall.
Of the 10,649 ERs surrounding Monday’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop: New York” on VH1, 10 percent mentioned Cisco Rosado (fellow cast member Yandy Smith was right behind him with 9.1 percent of mentions). Some viewers found his antics entertaining, while others questioned Cisco’s mental and emotional states during the episode.