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 April 4-10 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
The final round of the 2018 Masters golf tournament, broadcast on CBS, inspired 65,650 Emotional Reactions (ERs) on Twitter. Naturally, ultimate winner Patrick Reed drove the bulk of conversation. While many of the comments were positive, expressing love and offering congrats, a fair share of viewers made it clear that they weren’t big fans.
Congrats, Patrick Reed! #themasters
— Seth Cain (@SethKCain) April 8, 2018
Patrick reed is the absolute worst
— Joey Bastian (@jojo_bast) April 8, 2018
My guy Patrick Reed!!! ????????????????
— Annie Bananie (@28_F_CLE) April 8, 2018
Why does everyone hate Patrick Reed
— Yooles (@UhlesRules) April 8, 2018
Much to fans’ delight, Cardi B’s pregnancy was confirmed during her recent musical performance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (58,572 ERs), making her the biggest driver of conversation during the show. The rapper donned a white Christian Siriano gown during her second set and at one point the camera strategically panned down to show off her burgeoning baby bump. Viewers went absolutely nuts, flooding social media with excited congratulatory messages.
IS CARDI B PREGNANT I AM SHOOK
— loren aboumourad (@luhren_) April 8, 2018
Cute belly Cardi B #SNL
— Neka (@toneka08) April 8, 2018
Cardi B did an amazing job #SNL
— Naw McNopington (@BreadMilkButter) April 8, 2018
I LOVE CARDI B ???? #SNL
— nellz✨ (@nellie__grace) April 8, 2018
MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reboot hit TV screens last week (58,387 ERs) and people were thrilled to have some of their beloved reality stars back in action — especially Snooki (real name: Nicole Polizzi). During the “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” series premiere, the fan-favorite generated a ton of conversation, with people expressing love, laughing at Snooki’s antics and also, of course, throwing some shade her way. (As we’ve noted before, “hate-watching” is one of the great drivers of social media response to TV shows.)
Lmfao snooki is hilarious
— lizzzzz (@lizethh_21) April 6, 2018
Snooki is disgusting man wtf lmao
— Not Brad Stevens (@parkcorral) April 6, 2018
Snooki is amazingly entertaining.
— mister t (@mixtapetully) April 6, 2018
SNOOKI IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL
— Angel Cornell (@AngelCornell_) April 6, 2018