Learn more about the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.
A well-spoken actress, a medical patient and a record producer had viewers buzzing on social media over the past week.
TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, a language analytics company that measures emotions around content, for a weekly look at the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up. The data below covers Jan. 4-10 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to broadcast and cable television shows.
Of the 819,182 Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the 74th Golden Globe Awards on NBC, 21 percent mentioned Meryl Streep. The actress, who was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille statue on Sunday night, used her time on stage to get political in what many — but not all — viewers considered to be a moving and beautiful speech.
Meryl Streep's best performance yet. Stunning speech. #goldenglobes
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) January 9, 2017
— S.L.S (@hotmessmcgee) January 9, 2017
Wondrous and much needed speech by Meryl Streep.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep, congratulations! Thank you for coaching, empowering, and enlightening us with words everyone needed to hear. #GoldenGlobes
— Knightener ⚔ (@Knightener) January 9, 2017
Of the 13,215 ERs surrounding the latest episode of NBC’s “This is Us,” 9 percent mentioned the character Toby, portrayed by Chris Sullivan. After a midseason cliffhanger during which Toby encountered a major medical issue, some fans were eagerly waiting to see what happened; others weren’t as impressed with the character overall.
— Amy Awes0me (@AmyAwes0me) January 11, 2017
Toby tries too hard to use humor as a defense mechanism #ThisIsUs
— Robert (@rws91) January 11, 2017
Toby and Kate are so cute together, if he dies I'm going to be heartbroken ????
— muwop (@mtoxic_) January 11, 2017
Toby is one of my least favorite characters on tv. #ThisIsUs
— Hannah (@HannahE_Beauty) January 11, 2017
Of the 10,649 ERs surrounding Monday’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop: New York” on VH1, 10 percent mentioned Cisco Rosado (fellow cast member Yandy Smith was right behind him with 9.1 percent of mentions). Some viewers found his antics entertaining, while others questioned Cisco’s mental and emotional states during the episode.
#LHHNY Cisco is making me laugh so hard. He's bitchco from now on.
— Karen Cuapio (@KayCuapio) January 10, 2017
Cisco is nuts. He may have a valid point but Tara didn't do it. He just went off #lhhny
— Nikyta (@HomieLuvaFran) January 10, 2017
Cisco is a clown! I'm laughing at this wanna be gangster. #LHHNY
— ????Dannie Lillian???? (@DannieLillian) January 10, 2017
Cisco needs therapy. Every season he's going through some emotional turmoil and covers it with women and childish games #lhhny
— Norchell (@Norchell706) January 10, 2017