A Barcelona footballer, an eliminated singer and an appendicitis patient had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week.
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 on social media. The data below covers April 19-25 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
In a fierce soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday that prompted 87,020 Emotional Reactions (ERs), Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for the football club, and in doing so, secured the win for his team during the second minute of added time for the game.
Viewers expressed plenty of awe:
What a way to grab your 500th goal. Lionel Messi, take a bow. #ElClasico
— Matthew Santangelo (@Matt_Santangelo) April 23, 2017
Messi is just unbelievable
— kelsy (@rioskelsyy) April 23, 2017
All hail Messi ????????????
— Egbon Nelly ???? (@SavageBolaji) April 23, 2017
Messi what a GOD!!!! ❤️????
— Junii⚽️ (@JooseeeM11) April 23, 2017
Despite losing the “Instant Save” and being eliminated during the most recent episode of NBC’s “The Voice” (94,299 ERs), artist Troy Ramey was the most mentioned contestant during the Live Top 12 Eliminations, beating out Mark Isaiah, who won the viewers’ vote.
While some were unmoved by Troy’s rendition of “Drift Away,” others professed their love for the singer and tweeted about how sad they were to see him go.
Why did Troy give such a bland, dry performance? #VoiceResults
— Aleah Coleman (@aleah_coleman) April 26, 2017
I was gonna save Troy, but Mark picked a great song. #voicesavemark.
— Mark Valco (@skystuff) April 26, 2017
I love Troy!!! Let's save him!!! #VoiceSaveTroy
— Perri Becvar (@peri38) April 26, 2017
— Erica Leal (@kmcaboose) April 26, 2017
The season-four finale of Hallmark’s hit show “When Calls the Heart” received 26,677 ERs, with the character Cody Hastings (portrayed by
— Marsha Piston (@MarshaPiston) April 24, 2017
— Jane McMillian (@JaneMac004) April 24, 2017
— Jennifer Irons (@TeamBobbyEwing) April 24, 2017
— Heather Berry (@HeatherHeartie) April 24, 2017