A (badly) defeated mixed martial artist, a lip-syncing diva and the latest bachelor had viewers frothing at the fingertips 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 Dec. 28-Jan. 3 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
Of the 189,778 Emotional Reactions (ERs) surrounding the Dec. 30 UFC fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey on pay-per-view, 37.5 percent mentioned Rousey (vs. 9.6 percent for Nunes). The mixed martial artist returned to the ring to battle bantamweight champion Nunes in a fight that was over insanely fast (48 seconds!), with Nunes emerging victorious.
Rousey- Nunes fight– jaw dropping and in shock- what a beating!!
— Jimmy Connors (@JimmyConnors) December 31, 2016
I can not believe this. Ronda Rousey just lost 2 fights in a row. Unreal #UFC207
— Seany D (@SeanyMD) December 31, 2016
Still in shock!! I know it's been a year but I did not expect that from Rousey. Much respect to Nunes though. Very shocking stuff! #UFC207
— DerekJ407 (@Best_HEEL_Ever) December 31, 2016
Damn, 2016 isn't stopping, even in garbage time. RIP Ronda Rousey's UFC career.
— Shamir Nasri (@ShamblyWow) December 31, 2016
Of the 164,066 ERs surrounding “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” on ABC, 50.9 percent mentioned Mariah Carey, who suffered a production snafu that turned her performance into an instantly legendary trainwreck. Viewers reacted with a mixture of horror, amusement and gallow humor at the spectacle.
Somewhere Ashlee Simpson is relieved. Mariah Carey
— Matthew Marshall (@zzzfishes) January 1, 2017
Screw the ball drop. I'm staying up to watch Mariah Carey's career plummet.
— Christine Tarbet (@farfle) January 1, 2017
Lmaooooo Mariah Carey hahahahahahahaha
— Felon DeGeneres (@darbyd0ll) January 1, 2017
Mariah Carey ended 2016 perfectly ????????????????
— Zane Hubbard (@iamironbeard) January 1, 2017
Of the 80,969 ERs surrounding Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor” on ABC, 12 percent mentioned Nick Viall, this season’s lucky leading guy. While many viewers fawned over him, with more than a few noting how hot he is. Others weren’t as psyched to see him handing out roses this season.
#TheBachelor did not disappoint.
I FREAKING LOVE NICK VIALL!!! ❤????
— Haley Histon (@Haleyyyyy2) January 3, 2017
nick is the cutest bachelor ever i'm obsessed #TheBachelor
— t e r e s a (@teresaaapayne) January 3, 2017
Still not a huge fan of Nick but oh well #TheBachelor
— marina ❋❋❋ (@muhmarina_) January 3, 2017
Nick is so awkward it's unreal. #TheBachelor
— Rylan Ridge (@RylanRidge) January 3, 2017