TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, a language analytics company that measures emotions around content, for a weekly look at the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up. The data below covers Jan. 11-17 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and pay per view.
A creepy count, a sitcom star and a Donald Trump impersonator had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week.
Of the 19,063 Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the Jan. 13 premiere of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” on Netflix, 4.9 percent mentioned Count Olaf, portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris. The show, developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld, is an adaptation of the children’s series by Lemony Snicket. While some fans were into Harris’ performance, others weren’t entirely sold.
A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix is soooooo good ???? @ActuallyNPH is GENIUS as Count Olaf
— McKinley (@mckinley_99) January 13, 2017
I'm glad A Series of Unfortunate Events is on Netflix …. not sure how I feel about Neil Patrick Harris playing Count Olaf tho
— Sanaa Lathan (@WhatsUp_YaYa) January 14, 2017
Guys you need to watch the #Netflix version of The Series of Unfortunate Events. NPH is too perfect as Count Olaf!
— Corina Boettger (@corinawaslike) January 14, 2017
Neil Patrick Harris looks weird as Count Olaf
— Mandamonium (@Thugs_N_Kisses) January 13, 2017
Of the 15,713 ERs surrounding the Jan. 11 episode of “Black-ish,” 22 percent mentioned Anthony Anderson, who writes for and stars in the ABC series. Viewers were blown away by a powerful scene on the show — in which he stars as Andre “Dre” Johnson Sr.
Powerful scene on #Blackish with Anthony Anderson that literally blew me away. I'm shook.
— (♥ω♥*) (@unicornrainbows) January 12, 2017
— Jessica Foster (@_thebestjess_) January 12, 2017
Spectacular performance by Anthony Anderson that speech was emotional resonated with people #blackish ????????????????????????????
— Ronnie (@Ronniesovicious) January 12, 2017
Man.. #Blackish tonight mmm… just man.. Anthony Anderson is amazing.. ???????????????????????? I appreciate this episode
— METTA WORLD SHAWNNIE (@EatAt_Shawnnies) January 12, 2017
Of the 12,784 ERs surrounding NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Jan. 14, 12.7 percent mentioned Alec Baldwin, who opened the show with an impersonation of President-elect Donald Trump. As Trump’s inauguration draws closer, many viewers (though definitely not all viewers) reveled in the political satire Baldwin offered.
Alec Baldwin's Trump impersonation is gold. This cold open was hilarious: Putin, Steve Harvey, and the "pee pee". I'm still laughing. #SNL
— Elan (@ElanMaree) January 15, 2017
#SNL is it possible this show can get any worse. Wish lame Alec Baldwin would fall in a pothole in NYC & stay there permanently
— DeplorableScarlet (@sarahdinahetta) January 15, 2017
@soledadobrien SNL OPENING TONIGHT WAS INCREDIBLE. Alec Baldwin remarkable. Political satire as biting as you can get !
— steven grossman (@stevengrossman8) January 15, 2017
Alec Baldwin's Trump impression is just gold I just miss Kate McKinnon impersonating Hillary
— EJ (@EJSlemp) January 15, 2017