Why Eminem, Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Pope Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

A rapper with a fierce message, the Packers quarterback and a “Scandal” fan-favorite were the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters

A rapper with a fierce message, the Packers quarterback and a “Scandal” fan-favorite had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement 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 Oct. 4-10 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

Even though he wasn’t nominated for any awards, Eminem stole the show during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, which received a whopping 245,137 Emotional Reactions (ERs) on Tuesday night.

The music icon aired a pre-recorded freestyle rap in which he utterly blasted President Trump and essentially told his fans to pick a side: Trump’s or his with his line “… And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his/I’m drawing, in the sand, a line/You’re either for or against/And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split/On who you should stand beside/I’ll do it for you with this: F— you!…” Fans heard the message loud and clear and many rushed to profess support for the rapper.




It looked like the Dallas Cowboys would triumph over the Green Bay Packers during Sunday’s game that was broadcast Fox (122,184 ERs) — until Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a game-winning touchdown with mere seconds left on the clock.

The social media crowd roared, sending thousands of messages of love and awe for Rodgers, making him the most talked-about player.




The seventh and final season of ABC’s hit series “Scandal” premiered on Oct. 5 and with it, Olivia Pope (portrayed by Kerry Washington) returned to the big screen to delight fans one more time. Reactions ranged from excitement and simple adoration to more critical comments about how the character often plays a little dirty and can be kind of, well, annoying.