Why Tiger Woods, Blanca, Elektra and James Graham Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

A pro golfer, two cast members from “Pose” and a singer had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days

The Wrap 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 July 18-24 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The final round of the 2018 Open Championship on NBC generated 29,926 Emotional Reactions (ERs) with Tiger Woods prompting much of the emotional conversation. Although he didn’t end up winning (Italian Francesco Molinari took first place), discussion heated up around Woods especially during his brief lead. Many fans declared that he is officially back and they can’t wait to see him play again.

The season finale of FX’s “Pose” sparked 17,613 ERs with the characters Blanca (portrayed by Mj Rodriguez) and Elektra (Dominique Jackson) both accounting for much of the conversation. Suddenly homeless, Elektra found some much-needed comfort and help from Blanca, who seems to have a knack for taking care of others. Many viewers sent messages of love and support for the two (despite Elektra’s previous vilification).

James Graham was big driver of emotional conversation during episode six of “The Four: Battle for Stardom” on Fox, which generated 14,660 ERs. Many viewers were upset when James was eliminated after a challenge from 17-year-old Leah Jenea. (It’s worth noting that a Twitter competition called #TheFourComeback has given James a chance at redemption as he and other eliminated contestants will return to the competition in the future.)