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Why Grayson Allen, Roseanne and Stormy Daniels Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

A Duke player, a revived fan-favorite and an adult-film actress had viewers talking passionately on social media

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

A Duke player, a revived fan-favorite and an adult-film actress 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 March 21-27 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The Duke vs. Kansas game on CBS during the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament was the most emotionally reacted-to program during the period measured, inspiring 79,134 Emotional Reactions (ERs). Duke guard Grayson Allen was the most mentioned individual of the evening, with reactions ranging from adoration to scorn. Allen has become known in recent years as one of the best offensive players in college basketball — also among the most vilified — and viewers had a lot to say about his performance, especially when he attempted, but missed, a game-winning shot, leading to overtime and Kansas’ eventual triumph.

ABC’s “Roseanne” returned to TV screens this week after 20 years, with the fictional character, the show and the actress (Roseanne Barr) who plays the titular lead driving an impressive 55,851 ERs. Much of the conversation was positive, with fans totally psyched to have new episodes of a beloved show. People expressed love for the characters and applauded the premiere in general — although there were some haters in the crowd, as always.

CBS’ “60 Minutes” (53,151 ERs) made waves this week with a special episode featuring Stormy Daniels (real name: Stephanie Clifford) discussing her alleged affair with Donald Trump. The interview drove a multitude of emotional responses: excitement about hearing her side of the story, shock at the level of details she revealed and in some cases disgust at the entire situation. And, as you may expect, there were some jokes about the episode and its contents.

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