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Why Dak Prescott, Toni Braxton and Davina Bennett Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

The Cowboys quarterback, an iconic R&B artist and Miss Jamaica had viewers talking passionately on social media

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

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, an iconic R&B artist and Miss Jamaica 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 Nov. 22-28 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The Thanksgiving NFL matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys on CBS received 65,641 Emotional Reactions (ERs), with Dak Prescott, quarterback for the Cowboys, being the most-mentioned player. Unfortunately, much of the discussion around Prescott centered around his continued struggle to make excellent plays (during the game he had two turnovers and didn’t throw any touchdowns); multiple comments simply described him as overrated.




Toni Braxton was the talk of the town during the 2017 Soul Train Awards on BET (51,336 ERs). Not only did she give what fans considered a stellar performance, but Braxton was honored for her work in R&B/Soul music with the Soul Train Legend Award. Many of the comments focused on her glamorous looks (viewers were gushing about her beauty), while others simply proclaimed their love for the R&B legend.




Although it was Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters who ultimately won the 66th Miss Universe Competition, which was broadcast on Fox and received 50,784 ERs, second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was the most-mentioned contestant of the evening. Viewers talked about her stunning looks (many loved that she was rocking an Afro) and applauded her efforts throughout the competition.