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 May 31 through June 6 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
Last Saturday, Real Madrid faced off against Juventus in the Union of European Football Associations Champions League final, broadcast on Fox (114,924 Emotional Reactions, or ERs). Madrid soccer forward Cristiano Ronaldo earned high praise, scoring two goals that not only helped propel his team to victory, but secured his spot at the top of the Champions League scorers table (overtaking Lionel Messi) and also marked his 600th career goal.
Haha Ronaldo is a beast ⚽️⚽️⚽️
— Pierre Garçon (@PierreGarcon) June 3, 2017
Ronaldo is on fire. ????#RealMadrid
— Wendy E (@Wehrl) June 3, 2017
Goal is Ronaldo's 600th (for club and country). Congratulations
— DON'T TRADE DROUIN (@tylersantana77) June 3, 2017
Ronaldo with another incredible performance and another trophy ????
— Niiiiick (@MEZANicholas5) June 3, 2017
Canvs is still processing the total ER count surrounding the One Love Manchester concert — the simulcast across multiple networks plus the continuing views of the archived livestream means the reactions to the show are still rolling in — but it’s clear that Ariana Grande, who organized and headlined the benefit concert, has been a dominant force in broadcast-related ERs over the period measured. There was an outpouring of love for the singer throughout the show, with fans expressing appreciation for her performance and applauding her positive attitude in light of the tragic Manchester attack.
THE TEARS IN MY EYES ARIANA IS CRYING MY LOVE #OneLoveManchester
— livi♡ (@_idkcurly) June 4, 2017
ARIANA IS PERFORMING WITH THE BLACK EYED PEAS OMG #OneLoveManchester
— M (@SassyyM) June 4, 2017
I've got mad respect for Ariana❤ #OneLoveManchester
— ℑaye ❀ // ia (@PotterheadHes) June 5, 2017
I love Ariana so much for doing this. ❤️ #OneLoveManchester
— jasmine✨ (@kiwi__harry) June 4, 2017
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” is back, and viewers were glued to the screen for the second auditions episode, which received 22,868 ERs. During the show, 9-year-old Angelica Hale gave people goosebumps with her rendition of “Rise Up” by Andra Day. The performance earned her a standing ovation and four yeses from the judges — and thousands of messages of congrats, love and wonder from those watching at home.
— Lindsey (@Lindshutch1) June 7, 2017
OMG! This 9 year old girl on #AGT can sing!!! ????????
— Destiny Nesbitt ???? (@i_destiny) June 7, 2017
I just cried watching that 9 year old girl sing.
— Ashe???? (@ashe6795) June 7, 2017
Angelica Can not only sing she can SANG# YESS GET IT. #AGT
— Cherrelle (@relleunique) June 7, 2017
In case you missed it, here’s Hale’s powerful performance:
— America's Got Talent (@AGT) June 7, 2017