Why BTS, Vegas Golden Knights and Regina Mills Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

A boy band from South Korea, a new NHL team and a fairy tale queen had viewers talking passionately on social media

Check out this week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

A boy band from South Korea, a new NHL team and a fairy tale queen 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 May 16-22 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

NBC’s broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards was a huge driver of emotional conversation during the period measured, sparking 1,631,834 Emotional Reactions (ERs) over the course of the evening. K-pop group BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene) was the most-mentioned, with their performance of “Fake Love” inspiring a ton of comments online. Viewers raved about the song and declared their love for the boys, especially after they won the Top Social Artist award for the second year in a row.




The Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, which made headlines at the start of the 2017-18 NHL season as the league’s first expansion team since 2000, sparked another wave of conversation (30,089 ERs) as they beat out the Winnipeg Jets and secured a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Some viewers expressed their surprise at the outcome while others showered the team with congratulatory messages.




Regina Mills (portrayed by Lana Parrilla) was the character who drove the most conversation during the series finale of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (16,472 ERs). The queen, who has been both good and evil during the show’s run, had an emotional plotline that involved getting her adoptive son Henry’s forgiveness and acceptance. And, as the final moments of the episode played out, Regina was chosen to be the united realm’s official Good Queen, a title many fans felt was appropriate and well-deserved.