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 Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
Fox Sports’ broadcast of the NBA game between the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves sparked 86,706 Emotional Reactions (ERs), with Minnesota’s Derrick Rose driving much of the emotional conversation. The point guard racked up a career-high 50 points and made a gaming-winning block putting the final score at 128-125 over Utah. Rose wasn’t shy about his emotions, either — he was wiping away tears in a post-game interview, something that endeared him to fans that much more.
What a cool moment that reinforces how much sports can make you feel, Derrick Rose fighting back tears walking off the court as teammates pump him up after a 50-point game few expected he had left in him.
— Corey Seidman (@CSeidmanNBCS) November 1, 2018
Great moment in Minnesota: Rose records his first career 50-point game, gets the game-saving block and is immediately swarmed by teammates with tears going down his face.
Crowd also beings chanting “MVP.”
— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) November 1, 2018
Derrick Rose @drose is literally in tears ???? after dropping a career high 50 points, and blocking the potential game tying shot of Dante Exum. October 31, 2018 on a gloomy Halloween ???? night, will live in sports lore for years to come! #DRoseNeverLeft #TheResurgence @Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/9CZ2q0kLK2
— DeliberationSports (@DeliberationSp1) November 1, 2018
I dont mean to overreact but Derrick Rose is a Legend after tonight. The tears say it all.. the kid was fighting an inner battle for a long long time and tonight he won. This is what sports are all about ladies and gents.
— Joseph Lapastora II (@JosephLapastora) November 1, 2018
Brock Lesnar drove much of the emotional discussion during the WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view event, which generated 54,184 ERs. Lesnar went up against Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship and emerged triumphant, after hammering him with five F-5s (one of Lesnar’s signature moves where he lifts an opponent onto his shoulders, spins around and throws him on the ground). Viewers had mixed feelings about the event as a whole, with many shaking their heads at the planning and results.
WOW!!! I loved it! I realize I am probably in the minority but from Baron Corbin hitting Braun with the title to Brock F5ing Braun over and over! Brock Lesnar is WWE Universal Champion again and Braun Strowman got screwed, he's on the hunt, & a major good guy now. #WWECrownJewel
— Scott Narver (@ScottNarver) November 2, 2018
Sooo… @BrockLesnar is the Universal Champion once again. WHY? WHY? WHY? Why must @WWE continue to disappoint and torture us fans with these poor decisions? This is why I have a love/hate relationship with pro wrestling. #SomethingsGottaGive
— Roman Wiseleo (D.4.G.) ???????? (@RomanWiseleo) November 3, 2018
Overall, this #WWECrownJewel is one of the worst PPV Im a long time. Shawn held the match together. No logic anymore an Brock holding The Universal Championship Hostage again is a sad state of affairs. Shane winning the #WWEWorldCup is a disgrace to say the least. #WWECROWNJEWEL pic.twitter.com/ZPxCk1vWSR
— WWEWolverine35 (@ButtonFranklin) November 2, 2018
Giving Lesnar the belt back is literally the thing I was dreading the most about the results of this stupid PPV. Besides just being a boring blah route, it makes it feel like Roman winning it when he did meant nothing, and I can’t get past that. #WWECrownJewel
— nan ???? (@tress30) November 2, 2018
An episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC had viewers moved to the point of 11,049 ERs. Although main character Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) inspired her fair share of the conversation, it was the long-departed Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) who drove viewers to tears. The episode had a noticeable “Día de los Muertos” theme and featured various characters, including Derek, who had died on the show, a tactic that clearly pulled at fans’ heartstrings and generated all the feels.
This episode of Grey’s Anatomy .. PUT ME IN MY MF FEELS ???? PLAYING CHASING CARS IN SPANISH AND HAVE MARK DEREK LEXI ELLIS GEORGE AND DOC SHOW , OMG????❤️ I wasn’t ready #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/ddxQQWjTxx
— k.leann (@lxannxgrxy) November 2, 2018
Me watching Grey’s tonight: “Omg it’s George! If they show Lexi, LEXI! Wait if they bring Derek back I’m going to lose it, or Mark Sloan. IT’S DEREK AND OMG MARK.” ???? I panicked when Chasing Cars in Spanish came on, but was not expecting that. ❤️ Well done, @GreysABC
— Kim Christenson (@Kim_Christenson) November 2, 2018
This Grey's Anatomy episode tonight really had me balling my eyes out man I haven't cried this much since Derek died 3.5 years ago
— Princess Mai (@_maiabrielle) November 2, 2018
Tv shows don't normally make me cry, but soon as George appeared I teared up. By the time they got to Derek and Mark, I couldn't hold it in anymore lol. The feels, man. I just can't get into all these new people. All my favorite characters are dead or moved away ???? https://t.co/OzY2a4QuSQ
— AmberLS123 (@AmberLeeS123) November 2, 2018