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 Aug. 15-21 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards prompted an impressive 544,306 Emotional Reactions (ERs) with rapper Cardi B driving much of the emotional conversation during the night.
In her first major appearance since giving birth earlier this year, the rapper opened the show and then proceeded to win three awards: Best New Artist, Song of the Summer for “I Like It” and Best Collaboration for “Dinero” with Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled.
As usually happens with award shows, fan comments were mixed — many applauded her looks and performance on stage, while others simple sent messages of love or hate.
I wasn’t gonna watch the #VMAs but since Cardi B opening I will be checking it out
— ????????Dominique???????? (@NiqueFlaws1) August 20, 2018
Can someone send me a good quality pic of Cardi B’s makeup from the VMAs please? I really want to re-create her makeup it looks stunning
— NICOL CONCILIO (@nicolconcilio) August 21, 2018
— Rubin Alexzandr (@RubInAlexzandr) August 21, 2018
Still can’t figure out my feeling about Cardi B. It’s part confusion, annoyance, entertainment, and laughter. #VMAs2018
— Bridget Buzby (@BridgetBuzby) August 21, 2018
A recent episode of “Big Brother” on CBS resulted in 24,795 ERs, with contestant Angie “Rockstar” Lantry driving a lot of emotional discussion, especially when she ended up being the one evicted from the house.
Comments about everything from her looks to her attitude poured in during the episode, with more than a few people admitting they were glad to see her go, while others proclaimed their love.
Rockstar has body for days yasssssss????????????#BB20
— Dionne (@queendion) August 17, 2018
— Rob ❤️ Rockstar???? (@RealityRobbed) August 16, 2018
#bigbrother I liked Rockstar in the beginning but then she just got mean with her mouth! Happy to see her go now!
— Tammy Taylor-Short (@JustMeTamTam) August 17, 2018
Ive waited for rockstar to be evicted since literally day 1!! Honey you ain’t bad or cute, have fun in jury!! #bb20
— Maddy (@_maddy_love12) August 17, 2018
Syfy’s “Wynonna Earp” continues to generate significant emotional conversation this summer, with a recent episode resulting in 16,073 ERs.
The character driving the bulk of emotional discussion was Waverly Earp (portrayed by Dominique Provost-Chalkley), a member of the Black Badge Division and sister of main character Wynonna.
In this episode, the girls’ mother (Megan Follows) is certain that Waverly is being stalked by a demon. Fans loved seeing the three women act on screen together, and sent messages of encouragement to Waverly to stay strong.
— ????Kat Barrell???? (@KatBarrell) August 18, 2018
I really want to give Waverly a big hug. None of this is your fault, but you’re being made to feel horrible about it. ☹️ #WynonnaEarp
— Anh (@ALD_TV) August 18, 2018
— Brenda Lea Stotler (@chevyrebel92) August 18, 2018
1. Waverly is strong.
2. Demons are bad.
3.The team may be tempted, but they won’t completely fall. #WynonnaEarp
— Asian Introvert (@introvertasian) August 18, 2018