TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement AI 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 Aug. 8-14 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
A professional wrestler, the creator/star of HBO’s “Insecure” and a bachelor in paradise had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.
USA Network’s recent episode of “WWE Monday Night RAW” scored 46,235 Emotional Reactions (ERs), with professional wrestler Dean Ambrose driving a lot of the emotional conversation. This was his first appearance on WWE programming in months and viewers were psyched for his return. And, of course, there were the requisite comments about his physical appearance.
— maggie (@MaggieMayy427) August 14, 2018
— Matthew Rojas (@AgentRojas24) August 14, 2018
— The Tank (@KubTank) August 14, 2018
— Jay Pohl (@HansBuffBoy) August 14, 2018
HBO’s “Insecure” (22,677 ERs) debuted its third season on Sunday, and driving the bulk of emotional discussion was show creator, and main character, Issa. (While the series creator’s real name is Issa Rae, the character’s name is Issa Dee, and fans applauded both in their own right.) People commented happily about the show’s return, while others referred to specific plot points and some even talked about the show’s length (as in, they want more!).
I like that #InsecureHBO can ease my Sunday scaries for a while. It needed to come back. Bless Issa ????
— shayShaydem (@Shay_Lojay) August 13, 2018
— Astrid Caballero-Awere (@AstridC48) August 13, 2018
Issa, you asked for the heads up though. You can’t feel al salty now. You should’ve let that Jameson do the talkin. ???? #InscureHBO
— Sarai Counce (@MissRai87) August 13, 2018
— saffron mami (@naazyjoon) August 13, 2018
Drama abounded during the recent “Bachelor in Paradise” episode on ABC (11,847 ERs), with conversations around Colton — and his not-relationship-relationship with Tia — taking front and center. Some viewers argued on his behalf, insisting that he doesn’t owe Tia anything and is being treated unfairly, while others virtually rolled their eyes at the whole mess and shot insults at Tia.
I’m watching #BachelorInParadise & cringing everytime Tia talks about Colton…..girl, he’s not into you and not worth it
— Sheena (@CAPLDY) August 14, 2018
— Brittany (@RunDisneyFan) August 14, 2018
— Stunned in America (@ken2jay7) August 14, 2018
— Julia Perch (@JuliaPerch) August 14, 2018