The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, a language analytics company that measures emotions around content, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up. The data below covers Jan. 18-24 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
The new president, an R&B artist and a Knicks forward had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week.
Of the 1.1 million Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the television and streaming coverage of the presidential inauguration last Friday, 42.3 percent explicitly mentioned Donald Trump. It’s no surprise that emotions were mixed. Some viewers expressed excitement and love for President Trump while others shared feelings of contempt and even fear at what his presidency will mean to the country.
Trump giving the greatest speech of all time right now.
— 私は同性愛者ではない♡ (@CommanderLovely) January 20, 2017
This is sooooo bad. I just woke up from a nightmare, and reality is even worse. Trump just got into the limo with Obama.
— Jim Stukas (@JimNotGene) January 20, 2017
President Trump! What a glorious day!
— F L O C K I N C. (@JordyAri) January 20, 2017
@damienhef we are scared shitless and the feeling of impending doom is nauseating. Americans don't want trump ????
— Slaying In Circles (@Saura_Limmons) January 20, 2017
Of the 106,984 ERs surrounding Tuesday’s first installment of “The New Edition Story” on BET, 5 percent mentioned Bobby Brown. This three-part miniseries celebrates the R&B/pop group New Edition, following members from their origins as kids in Boston to their joint — as well as individual — success over the years. Bobby Brown, of course, was a big part of the group, and during the premiere viewers in particular commented about him as a child (portrayed by Tyler Williams).
Damn Bobby was arrogant as a child #NewEditionBet
— Hip Hop and Politics (@Lilkimis1Legend) January 25, 2017
I can't stop laughing at lil Bobby. #NewEditionBET
— Old M.A. (@graviti) January 25, 2017
Lil Bobby is hilarious! These kids are talented, I nvr knew it was 4 of them in the beginning #NewEditionBET
— Royal_T♑️ (@Lovejones23) January 25, 2017
Bobby facial expressions are hilarious! The casting is on point! #NewEditionBet
— Keima (@FnMmom) January 25, 2017
Of the 24,924 ERs surrounding the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks game on TNT last week, 24.4 percent mentioned Carmelo “Melo” Anthony, forward for the Knicks. Although the Knicks ultimately lost, many viewers were celebrating Melo’s game — he finished with 34 points and 10 rebounds — though others were throwing shade.
Melo killing it!
— Mike Meehan ???? (@iammrmeehan) January 20, 2017
Lmfaoooooooooo melo just air balled a 3 footer hahahahaha
— Mal (@MakinMoves_MAL) January 20, 2017
MELO is on fire tonight. Too bad we can't play defense
— Rich (@rmauritsen) January 20, 2017
Melo has the funniest struggle faces of all time
— Isaiah Rashad fan ac (@DaveCapone) January 20, 2017