Why Baker Mayfield, Tiger Woods and Beth Pearson Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement AI 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 Sept. 19-25 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

A new quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, a golf icon and a “This Is Us” star had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

One of the most emotionally reacted-to programs of the period measured was the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, which was broadcast on NFL Network and generated an impressive 173,293 Emotional Reactions (ERs). The Browns, and specifically their rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, really revved people up emotionally as they made a big comeback to snag their first win in almost two years.

Baker Mayfield is my favorite college football player ever. Hell yeah im rooting for the Browns right now.

— Erick Valenciano (@ErickValenciano) September 21, 2018

What a game and what a night. Baker Mayfield is the truth. Can’t wait till my #6 Browns jersey comes in

— Jeremy Blount (@jereMyOhMy) September 21, 2018

congratulations to the cleveland browns on they victory its hurts but they was due for a victory baker mayfield looks like the real deal

— Gregory Henderson (@Gregory85718357) September 21, 2018

YASS YASSS YASSSSS!!!! So happy for my Dad and all other loyal-to-a-fault Brownies. OPEN THE COOLERS! Baker Mayfield ???????? Bless’m! ???????????????? https://t.co/8CtAa0oDaH

— Sam (@sammi_samJ) September 21, 2018

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NBC’s broadcast of the final round of the 2018 PGA Tour Championship sparked 104,156 ERs, with Tiger Woods driving the bulk of the emotional conversation. It marked the 80th PGA Tour win for the golf legend, and his first since having multiple back surgeries. Fans, commentators and pro golfers chimed in while watching the action unfold, then celebrated alongside the champion.

It’s Sunday, Tiger Woods ????has the lead, he’s wearing Red… oh man does this feel good!! Let’s go!!! Tiger up by 4 after 2
Must watch TV

— Michael Safoschnik (@MikeSafo) September 23, 2018

This is incredible to watch. So awesome.

To answer the question, yes Tiger Woods is back.

He’s been back. But you can now stop asking.

— Bryan Ives (@awaytoworthy) September 23, 2018

I never dreamed @TigerWoods could come back and swing the way he has, after surgery. I think you could argue he’s swinging better than he has ever in his life. He has played fantastically!

— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) September 23, 2018

I just witnessed the greatest sporting spectacle in my life. Tiger Woods with the Epic comeback. GOAT

— Lou Dimaggio (@J_Searsy) September 23, 2018

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A new season of NBC’s “This Is Us” just kicked off, with much of the emotional conversation during the premiere (23,102 ERs) being driven by Beth Pearson (portrayed by Susan Kelechi Watson). Viewers loved her storyline, with many commenting about her marriage to Randall as well as special moments between Beth and the show’s characters, while other fans were loving the acting itself from Watson.

This dual conversation is the best: a cute convo with the girls and a hilarious argument with Beth and Zoe #ThisIsUs

— Taylor Quinn (@_taylorquinn) September 26, 2018

I love Beth. She’s so funny and dynamic. #ThisIsUs

— Steven ???????? (@stevebo) September 26, 2018

Randall and Beth are great and all, but I could watch hours and hours of Kevin and Beth. (Basically Beth is the best.)

— Naila-Jean Meyers (@NailaJeanMeyers) September 26, 2018

Beth is the best. @skelechiwatson is magnificent #ThisIsUs

— Tiffany Smallwood (@TiffSmallwood) September 26, 2018

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TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement AI 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 Sept. 19-25 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

A new quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, a golf icon and a “This Is Us” star had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

One of the most emotionally reacted-to programs of the period measured was the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, which was broadcast on NFL Network and generated an impressive 173,293 Emotional Reactions (ERs). The Browns, and specifically their rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, really revved people up emotionally as they made a big comeback to snag their first win in almost two years.




NBC’s broadcast of the final round of the 2018 PGA Tour Championship sparked 104,156 ERs, with Tiger Woods driving the bulk of the emotional conversation. It marked the 80th PGA Tour win for the golf legend, and his first since having multiple back surgeries. Fans, commentators and pro golfers chimed in while watching the action unfold, then celebrated alongside the champion.




A new season of NBC’s “This Is Us” just kicked off, with much of the emotional conversation during the premiere (23,102 ERs) being driven by Beth Pearson (portrayed by Susan Kelechi Watson). Viewers loved her storyline, with many commenting about her marriage to Randall as well as special moments between Beth and the show’s characters, while other fans were loving the acting itself from Watson.




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Cleveland Browns’ ‘Office’ Intro Could Be the Highlight of Their Season (Video)

The NFL offseason is coming to a close and the Cleveland Browns had a humorous way of letting their fans know that football is nearing its return, filming an mock version of “The Office’s” intro.
The parody video included new Browns p…

The NFL offseason is coming to a close and the Cleveland Browns had a humorous way of letting their fans know that football is nearing its return, filming an mock version of “The Office’s” intro.

The parody video included new Browns players such as Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and rookie Austin Corbett (who is having some trouble carrying everyone’s coffee order). The video also saw returning players Myles Garrett, Britton Colquitt, David Njoku, Joel Bitonio, Christian Kirksey, Emmanuel Ogbah, Joe Schobert and Duke Johnson.

The one-minute video included Garrett shredding a picture of rival Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, which the rest of the team quickly noticed.

Not included in the video was rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was the top overall NFL draft pick in April. Mayfield was at Wednesday’s ESPY awards in Los Angeles, accepting the award for “Best College Athlete.”

The Browns begin their training camp on July 26. The franchise will also be the featured team on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series, which premieres Aug. 7.

The Cleveland Browns have had a rough go of it the past two seasons, putting up an unsightly 1-31 record over the last two years. The last time the Browns won a game was Christmas Eve … of 2016. But the team made splashes this offseason, acquiring the likes of Taylor and Landry, and drafting Mayfield first overall.

That should help them finally get in the win column this season. But this video may still be their season highlight.

Watch the video above.

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The 2018 ESPYS are live Wednesday from the Microsoft Theater but ESPN’s annual awards extravaganza has turned into a week-long event as the biggest names in sports descend on Los Angeles to celebrate, swapping their jerseys and cleats for designe…

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The Cedars-Sinai and Sports Spectacular Gala on Sunday night marked the start of a mammoth ESPYS week as former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman joined Snoop Dogg at his Inglewood “compound” to help fight diabetes and obesity.

The Cedars-Sinai and Sports Spectacular Gala on Sunday night marked the start of ESPYS week as former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman joined Snoop Dogg at his Inglewood “compound” to help raise awareness about diabetes and obesity.

Paralympic snowboarder and former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Amy Purdy was honored with the Inspirational Athlete Award, telling TheWrap that “so many people don’t even know they have diabetes so I think this is an incredible cause that raises a lot of awareness.” Having overcome the loss of her legs to meningitis at age 19, Purdy is now writing her second book on inspiration, “so it is fitting to be getting an inspiration award tonight.”

Chloe Kim was also honored with an Inspirational Athlete Award after she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal with her Halfpipe gold in Pyeongchang this year.

Coming off the biggest season of his NFL career, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell said he wants to “encourage kids and talk to them about how to understand their bodies and be active, especially nowadays with so much technology available. I think playing sports is really important … there’s a lot of lessons to be learned on how to take care of your body and knowing what your limits are,” he added.

Jimmy Kimmel Asks Baker Mayfield to Guarantee Cleveland Browns Will Win a Game in 2018 (Video)

Shortly after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday, Baker Mayfield went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to discuss being the beleaguered franchise’s latest savior at quarterback. Let’s…

Shortly after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday, Baker Mayfield went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to discuss being the beleaguered franchise’s latest savior at quarterback. Let’s just say the bar is set pretty low.

“The good news is, you only have to beat zero wins to improve the team next year,” Kimmel said to Mayfield, who joined remotely with his family from Austin, Texas.

The Browns haven’t won a game since Christmas Eve in 2016, but Kimmel asked Mayfield if they would finally put one in the win column in 2018. “Will you guarantee at one victory this season?”

Mayfield, whose on-field antics during his college days at Oklahoma have at times caused controversy, shied away from making any bold proclamations. “I’m not guaranteeing anything. It’s going to be good and I’m excited to get things rolling.”

It’s been a rough go of it for the Browns ever since they returned to Cleveland in 1999 (the original Browns are now the Baltimore Ravens and with two Super Bowl trophies since its move), with just a single playoff appearance and an unsightly 1-31 record the last two seasons. Browns fans surely hope Mayfield, the 28th quarterback to be drafted by this version of the Browns, will finally be the solution to the longstanding problem.

Watch the video above.

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The Cleveland Brown selected quarterback Baker Mayfield of the University of Oklahoma as the No.1 choice in the 2018 NFL draft, ending the mystery on who might be the top choice in a field rich with quarterbacks.
Mayfield, who walked on twice in colleg…

The Cleveland Brown selected quarterback Baker Mayfield of the University of Oklahoma as the No.1 choice in the 2018 NFL draft, ending the mystery on who might be the top choice in a field rich with quarterbacks. Mayfield, who walked on twice in college, first for Texas Tech and then after transferring to Oklahoma, became the Heisman Trophy winner last year as the top player in college. But many in the NFL questioned his size (slightly under 6-foot, 1-inch) and temperment…

NFL Draft 2018: Cleveland Browns Take Baker Mayfield With the First Pick

And with the first overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns picked …
… Baker Mayfield, quarterback for the University of Oklahoma.
The 23-year-old — originally from Austin, Texas — had risen to the top of many NF…

And with the first overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns picked …

… Baker Mayfield, quarterback for the University of Oklahoma.

The 23-year-old — originally from Austin, Texas — had risen to the top of many NFL experts’ mock drafts as Draft Day approached, despite a number of controversies marking his college career.

In February 2017, Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing. He went on to post a lengthy apology letter on Twitter.

His antics on the field did not always go down well either, especially when Mayfield planted an Oklahoma Sooners flag on the Ohio State crest at midfield. Later in the 2017 season, he made a lewd gesture toward the Kansas bench, which resulted in a benching to start the following game.

Mayfield ended his college career on a high note, however, having completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 4,627 yards last season, with 43 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Originally a walk-on player for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma after alleged scholarship issues and a lack of communication with coaches. He went on to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy.

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Despite also having the number one pick in last year’s draft, when they took Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, the Browns ended the 2017 season 0-16.

The “Bad Luck” Browns have taken 28 quarterbacks in the Draft since 1999. Past picks include Johnny Manziel (also picked from Texas A&M in 2015, who is already out of the league following his high profile partying and poor performance); Tim Couch (1999, but he got lumbered trying to lead an expansion team); Courtney Brown (2000, and injury-prone); William Green (domestic violence and substance abuse issues); Trent Richardson (2012, and subsequently one of the worst running backs in NFL history to get a significant number of carries); and Brady Quinn (2007, nice guy but terrible NFL career).

With the second overall pick, the New York Giants chose Saquon Barkley, running back from Penn State.

Next on the clock are were the New York Jets, who took Sam Darnold from USC, and then the Browns, again, when they picked Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward.

Each pick is read out by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The 2018 NFL Draft airs live on ESPN from the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

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Why Baker Mayfield, James Harden and Amara La Negra Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters, from the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback to a “Love & Hip Hop” star.

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 Dec. 27, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The most emotionally reacted-to program of the period measured was the college football Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma, which was broadcast on ESPN and accumulated 223,104 Emotional Reactions (ERs). Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the most-mentioned player of the day, despite his team’s eventual 54-48 loss in double overtime. Oklahoma fans applauded Mayfield’s efforts throughout the game as Georgia fans made fun of his (and his team’s) ultimate defeat.

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Baker mayfield is so fun to watch

— Braden Ballard (@18bballard) January 2, 2018

Baker Mayfield a bum lmaoooo

— Alex ???? (@Aslami_Swag) January 2, 2018

Baker mayfield is my spirit animal

— Robbie Johnson (@RobbieJohnson18) January 1, 2018

Love seeing Baker Mayfield get beat

— Tyler martin (@ImTylerMartin) January 2, 2018

The NBA matchup between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics was broadcast on TNT and generated 67,287 ERs, with Rockets guard James Harden being the most-mentioned player. Although the Celtics trailed Houston for most of the game, in the final seconds Harden committed two offensive fouls that led to Boston’s last-minute triumph 99-98. Rockets fans were, to put it kindly, less than amused, while Bostonians LOLed around the Twittersphere.

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JAMES HARDEN YOU BUM

— Tom Trainor (@thomas_trainor) December 29, 2017

James Harden gave that game away ????

— Frank Gallagher (@_BriPatton) December 29, 2017

Epic choke by James Harden

— Obi-Toine Kenobi (@TweetsOpenDoors) December 29, 2017

James Harden is embarrassing lol

— MVC (@mrlnvc) December 29, 2017

The latest installment of VH1’s hit franchise “Love & Hip Hop” premiered on Jan. 1 (33,181 ERs) and this time it’s set in Miami. Dominican artist Amara La Negra instantly captured the hearts of viewers, with many tapping away messages of adoration and exclamations about her beauty. Of course, there will always be a few haters on social media, but for the most part discussion around La Negra was overwhelmingly positive.

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I love Amara’s afro #LHHMIA

— Tommy (@Tomister555) January 2, 2018

#LHHMIA Amara own yourself ????

— Godfidence ???? (@Foxyy_m) January 2, 2018

Amara La Negra is GORGEOUS #LHHMIA

— Alexandra Alexis (@modelsblvd) January 2, 2018

Amara La Negra is so bad.

— NIJA X (@______nija) January 2, 2018

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Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters, from the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback to a “Love & Hip Hop” star.

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 Dec. 27, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The most emotionally reacted-to program of the period measured was the college football Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma, which was broadcast on ESPN and accumulated 223,104 Emotional Reactions (ERs). Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the most-mentioned player of the day, despite his team’s eventual 54-48 loss in double overtime. Oklahoma fans applauded Mayfield’s efforts throughout the game as Georgia fans made fun of his (and his team’s) ultimate defeat.




The NBA matchup between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics was broadcast on TNT and generated 67,287 ERs, with Rockets guard James Harden being the most-mentioned player. Although the Celtics trailed Houston for most of the game, in the final seconds Harden committed two offensive fouls that led to Boston’s last-minute triumph 99-98. Rockets fans were, to put it kindly, less than amused, while Bostonians LOLed around the Twittersphere.




The latest installment of VH1’s hit franchise “Love & Hip Hop” premiered on Jan. 1 (33,181 ERs) and this time it’s set in Miami. Dominican artist Amara La Negra instantly captured the hearts of viewers, with many tapping away messages of adoration and exclamations about her beauty. Of course, there will always be a few haters on social media, but for the most part discussion around La Negra was overwhelmingly positive.




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