Why Kaitlyn Herman, Jason Tartick and Xavier Dolls Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

An eliminated houseguest, a “Bachelorette” contestant and a Black Badge Division agent had viewers talking passionately on social media

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

An eliminated houseguest, a “Bachelorette” contestant and a Black Badge Division agent had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

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 July 25-31 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

An episode of “Big Brother” on CBS generated 19,696 Emotional Reactions (ERs), with Kaitlyn Herman being the contestant who drove the most emotional conversation. She was evicted in a 9-1 vote, but was offered the chance to win back her place at the house if she could complete a life-size puzzle in a certain time limit (she did not build it correctly and was officially evicted). For the most part, people were happy to see her go, with some even laughing at her failed attempt at re-entry.




During the “Men Tell All” episode of “The Bachelorette” on ABC (17,262 ERs), a spotlight was shone on the 17 eliminated contestants, and one in particular stood out to fans: Jason Tartick. Viewers gushed over his looks, personality and insights, with many stating that he should be the next Bachelor. (The season finale of “The Bachelorette” airs next week.)




Fans of Syfy’s “Wynonna Earp” got a heartbreaking shock during the most recent episode that prompted 15,380 ERs when (spoiler alert!) Black Badge Division agent Xavier Dolls (portrayed by Shamier Anderson) was killed. As one of the first major character deaths in the show, it naturally sparked lots of emotional conversation. People expressed sadness and gratitude to Xavier/Shamier for being on the show.