Why BTS, Vegas Golden Knights and Regina Mills Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

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Check out this week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

A boy band from South Korea, a new NHL team and a fairy tale queen had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

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 May 16-22 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

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NBC’s broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards was a huge driver of emotional conversation during the period measured, sparking 1,631,834 Emotional Reactions (ERs) over the course of the evening. K-pop group BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene) was the most-mentioned, with their performance of “Fake Love” inspiring a ton of comments online. Viewers raved about the song and declared their love for the boys, especially after they won the Top Social Artist award for the second year in a row.

Bts killed it with Fake Love

— Bre White (@breannarwhite) May 21, 2018


— mase (@gaysfortaemin) May 21, 2018


— Kate ~ (@kcasey218) May 21, 2018

those bts fans are insane

— shea (@_twistedbliss) May 21, 2018

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The Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, which made headlines at the start of the 2017-18 NHL season as the league’s first expansion team since 2000, sparked another wave of conversation (30,089 ERs) as they beat out the Winnipeg Jets and secured a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Some viewers expressed their surprise at the outcome while others showered the team with congratulatory messages.

Holy crap, the Vegas Golden Knights are is the Stanley cup finals.

— My chimichanga tastes better than your chimichanga (@SpeedForce1973) May 20, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights are the best story in sports right now.

— Michael Alexander Bell (@ABWR7) May 20, 2018

Congrats to Vegas Golden Knights!!!

— Joseph A Loo (@JosephALoo3) May 20, 2018

The Vegas Golden Knights are Stanley Cup bound…this is insane

— FC (@FCKrol) May 20, 2018

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Regina Mills (portrayed by Lana Parrilla) was the character who drove the most conversation during the series finale of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (16,472 ERs). The queen, who has been both good and evil during the show’s run, had an emotional plotline that involved getting her adoptive son Henry’s forgiveness and acceptance. And, as the final moments of the episode played out, Regina was chosen to be the united realm’s official Good Queen, a title many fans felt was appropriate and well-deserved.

And Regina’s Love saves evil Henry. She loves Henry so much every version of him ???? #OnceUponATime

— “ɪ ᴋɴᴇᴡ ʏᴏᴜ’ᴅ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɪᴛ ʜᴏᴍᴇ.”???? (@gordis82rosada) May 19, 2018

Regina’s love for Henry never fails to break my heart

— OUAT Livetweeting (@Onceuponawatch) May 19, 2018

The perfect ending for Regina’s story and for #OnceUponATime

— Adam Buckley (@AbucksBuckley) May 19, 2018

Regina as queen of all the realms!!! LOVE IT ???????? #OnceUponATime

— Caroline ‘Caz’ Cheng (@__CarolineCC) May 19, 2018

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NBC Sets May Date for Network’s First-Ever ‘Billboard Music Awards’

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The “Billboard Music Awards” will make its NBC debut on May 20, 2018, the new host-network and show producers announced on Tuesday.

NBC acquired the rights to the BBMAs — which had been airing on ABC for the past seven years — in November. The broadcaster scored the special via a new multi-year deal with Dick Clark Productions.

The Billboard Music Awards aired on Fox from 1990-2006.

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Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers for the “Billboard Music Awards.”

The 2018 BBMAs will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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Billboard Music Awards Move to NBC in 2018

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The Billboard Music Awards will move to NBC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.

NBC has signed a multi-year deal with dick clark productions to broadcast the awards show beginning next year, following seven consecutive years of it airing on ABC. The move expands NBC’s relationship with dcp, which also produces the Golden Globes for the network.

The Billboard Music Awards previously aired on Fox, from its inception in 1990 until it went on hiatus in 2006.

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“We are thrilled to collaborate with the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ and dick clark productions to bring our mutual love of music and live programming together to showcase spectacular performances with the biggest names in music,” NBC’s president of alternative and reality, Paul Telegdy, said in a statement.

“The Billboard charts have long been the industry standard of greatness, making this show the #1 destination for music artists. We couldn’t imagine better partners than dcp, who we have teamed with on our Golden Globe telecasts for many years.”

“Bringing together the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ and NBC is a perfect partnership,” added Mike Mahan, President, dick clark productions. “We believe that pairing NBC’s enormous music and TV platform with the authority and legacy of the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ will be an extraordinarily powerful combination. We couldn’t be more excited.”

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