TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion analytics 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 May 24-30 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.
A lucky race car driver, the Sole Survivor and a pretty little liar had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week.
During ABC’s broadcast of the 2017 Indianapolis 500, which received 43,158 Emotional Reactions (ERs), racer Scott Dixon was in a fiery crash during the first turn where he car was basically destroyed — but he miraculously walked away unscathed. Viewers went nuts, proclaiming how insane the crash was and how lucky Dixon is to be alive.
— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) May 28, 2017
How is Scott Dixon alive? WOW!
— Jon Hopper (@Hoppalicious) May 28, 2017
— Mr. Luka (@labzyl) May 28, 2017
oh my GOD it's an actual miracle Scott Dixon is okay! holy heck
— #1 Alex Bowman fan (@Dustyjumpwings) May 28, 2017
The 34th season of the CBS stalwart “Survivor” (20,983 ERs) came to a close last Wednesday with Sarah Lacina (who originally appeared on season 28 of the show) being crowned the winner. After what some considered to be a confusing episode that included some tricky misdirection around the final Tribal Council, the policewoman from Iowa beat out Floridian Brad Culpeper to snag the illustrious title of Sole Survivor. Her fans rejoiced and the congratulatory messages flowed in, although some were less than pleased with the final result.
Sarah is a legend #SurvivorFinale
— Payton (@QueenLauregui) May 25, 2017
Sarah irks me #SurvivorFinale
— AYANA (@Awillluvmakeup) May 25, 2017
Congrats Sarah! Jury made the right choice. #SurvivorFinale
— Teresa (@ilikeitthis) May 25, 2017
Sarah is a hypocrite. #Survivor
— K. (@TAB2RD) May 25, 2017
During the most recent episode of Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” (15,628 ERs) viewers were highly displeased with Aria Montgomery (portrayed by Lucy Hale). Aria, who is now doing the bidding of the dreaded, evil A.D., ends up disguised in the typical “A-ish” black hoodie and wrecks her friends’ baby nursery. The despicable action prompted outrage from viewers who are clearly upset that she’s gone to the dark side, even if it wasn’t by her own volition.
HOW CAN ARIA DO THIS. THIS IS SICK #PLL
— asma (@illuminate_njh) May 31, 2017
That's not nice Aria!! #PLLEndGame
— Shannon Benson (@shannonbenson) May 31, 2017
Aria is really pissing me off
— lde ???? (@laQueldania) May 31, 2017
I'm so annoyed and disappointed in Aria #PrettyLittleLiars
— mzchanz petite (@mzchanzpetite) May 31, 2017