LeBron James-Led Rout By Cleveland Draws ESPN’s Second-Best NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Rating Ever

The NBA Playoffs are heating up, an auspicious sign for advertisers, movie studios and basketball stakeholders alike. The Eastern Conference Finals, which tilted toward Boston after the first two games, rode a decisive LeBron James-led comeback win by …

The NBA Playoffs are heating up, an auspicious sign for advertisers, movie studios and basketball stakeholders alike. The Eastern Conference Finals, which tilted toward Boston after the first two games, rode a decisive LeBron James-led comeback win by Cleveland on Saturday to tally the second-highest rating in ESPN’s years of airing conference finals series. The 30-point shellacking of the Celtics by the Cavaliers drew a 5.1 metered market rating, up 11% from the…

Why Rayshun LaMarr, LeBron James and Cyrus Beene Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

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

A singer, a Cleveland Cavalier and a “Scandal-ous” character 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 April 18-24 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

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Even after 14 seasons, NBC’s “The Voice” remains a huge driver of emotion on social media, and the most recent episode featuring the live top 12 eliminations was no exception. It generated a whopping 106,315 Emotional Reactions (ERs) thanks in large part to competitor Rayshun LaMarr. Although LaMarr initially had one of the least popular performances of the evening, he was given the chance to sing against D.R. King for an “Instant Save” (where viewers tweet their votes for who should stay on the show), and he came out on top by a large margin.

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Rayshun all the way #TheVoice

— Tari (@tarierrn_tari) April 25, 2018

#save rayshun Lamarr please!!!!????

— Margaret Brehman (@AubussonFabrics) April 25, 2018

YAS RAYSHUN ???????? #voiceresults

— Cal???? (@dwtshibs) April 25, 2018

With you 100%! So glad Rayshun made it thru!

— Debbie Schallock (@cooldeb) April 25, 2018

Round one of the NBA playoffs is in full swing and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James has been making waves during his team’s series against the Indiana Pacers. The four games so far have been broadcast on ESPN, Fox Sports and TNT, and have generated over 214,000 ERs. As we’ve mentioned before, James is just one of those players who people either absolutely love or absolutely hate. His recent moves on the court have inspired both awe and disgust, but one thing is certain: he’s a huge driver of emotion on social media.

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LeBron’s interior defense is awful.

— John Steele (@johnsteele_007) April 21, 2018

I hate Lebron! It’s just painful to watch him… #letsgopacers

— Nick Charles (@ncharles013) April 18, 2018

This the Lebron I like to see ????

— Big James (@TallDude901) April 19, 2018

You just cant stop lebron ????‍

— Davo (@polodav7) April 18, 2018

Viewers joined together to say goodbye to their favorite characters during the series finale of ABC’s hit show “Scandal” (64,905 ERs). Although Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was, as always, a steady source of emotional engagement, during the finale it was Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) who really ignited fans’ feelings. In particular, they (spoiler alert) couldn’t believe it when Cyrus killed Attorney General David Rosen (Joshua Malina) during a heart-pounding scene that sparked an avalanche of shock followed by pure hatred.

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Omg Cyrus killed David Rosen

— Janick. (@imJAYded_) April 20, 2018

Cyrus you are evil #ScandalFinale

— A M B E Z Y (@bezy_bby) April 20, 2018

I hate Cyrus ???????????? #ScandalFinale

— ???? (@_TeeGee) April 20, 2018

CYRUS IS SO EVIL!!!! #Scandal

— Publicist Bae???? (@TheBrieAgency) April 20, 2018

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

A singer, a Cleveland Cavalier and a “Scandal-ous” character 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 April 18-24 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

Even after 14 seasons, NBC’s “The Voice” remains a huge driver of emotion on social media, and the most recent episode featuring the live top 12 eliminations was no exception. It generated a whopping 106,315 Emotional Reactions (ERs) thanks in large part to competitor Rayshun LaMarr. Although LaMarr initially had one of the least popular performances of the evening, he was given the chance to sing against D.R. King for an “Instant Save” (where viewers tweet their votes for who should stay on the show), and he came out on top by a large margin.




Round one of the NBA playoffs is in full swing and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James has been making waves during his team’s series against the Indiana Pacers. The four games so far have been broadcast on ESPN, Fox Sports and TNT, and have generated over 214,000 ERs. As we’ve mentioned before, James is just one of those players who people either absolutely love or absolutely hate. His recent moves on the court have inspired both awe and disgust, but one thing is certain: he’s a huge driver of emotion on social media.




Viewers joined together to say goodbye to their favorite characters during the series finale of ABC’s hit show “Scandal” (64,905 ERs). Although Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was, as always, a steady source of emotional engagement, during the finale it was Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) who really ignited fans’ feelings. In particular, they (spoiler alert) couldn’t believe it when Cyrus killed Attorney General David Rosen (Joshua Malina) during a heart-pounding scene that sparked an avalanche of shock followed by pure hatred.




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Laura Ingraham’s 8 Biggest Feuds, from David Hogg to LeBron James (Photos)

Laura Ingraham lost ten sponsors from her Fox News show this week after criticizing Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg. And it’s not even the first time she’s been at the center of a public feud this year. Here are several recent instances where Ingraham has taken to Twitter or to the air and stirred national attention.

David Hogg

On March 28, Ingraham tweeted, “David Hogg By Rejected Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.” Hogg then called for a boycott of 12 companies that advertise on Ingraham’s show. Eight sponsors in all, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Nutrish, Expedia, Stitch Fix, Johnson & Johnson and Nestle pulled their ads from “The Ingraham Angle.” Ingraham issued an apology, but didn’t address the topic on her show. Hogg then told CNN that he plans to put even more pressure on Ingraham and others. “The fact that they’re going after us personally shows that what we’re doing is working. We have them scared and now we have to go even harder,” Hogg said.

LeBron James

When NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant made some anti-Trump remarks, Ingraham called James’s comments “ignorant” and said, “You’re great players; no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.’” Her statement earned a strong response from James, even though he pretended he didn’t even know Ingraham’s name. “I will not just shut up and dribble,” the Cleveland Cavaliers player said. “So, thank you, whatever her name is… I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important and how I can help change kids.” Ingraham issued a statement that there was no racial intent behind her words and that she has used the expression telling entertainers to “Shut Up” frequently in the past.

Hillary Clinton

While speaking at the Republican National Convention, Ingraham was criticized for appearing to give the Nazi salute after her speech. She then dragged Hillary Clinton into the controversy, tweeting a collage of photos of Clinton also extending her hand in a similar fashion. “It’s Hillary…hands down!” “”Duh … it’s a satiric response to the left-wing criticism of Laura’s wave last night. Desperate liberals,” Ingraham tweeted.

Paul Ryan

Back in 2015 when Paul Ryan was being considered to be Speaker of the House, he said he would accept the job on the condition that “family comes first.” “I cannot and I will not give up my family time,” Ryan said. Ingraham tweeted, but later deleted, a criticism saying, “like no one has ever sacrificed family time to serve the country?” “Our country is in a crisis and we need Republican leaders willing to unconditionally offer their service to the country,” she added in a separate tweet.

Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have a habit of getting flirty on “Morning Joe,” and Ingraham finds it hilarious. On February 8, Sean Hannity prepared to hand off the time Ingraham when she started twirling her hair, lilting her voice and doing her best flirty Brzenzski impression. “What, what Sean, you’re always right. No you’re always right. You. Are. Always. Right. I mean, really,” Ingraham said.

Ed Schultz

Ingraham didn’t start this fight. MSNBC personality Ed Schultz called Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his radio show, a comment that earned him a week-long suspension from MSNBC. He apologized and called his comments “vile and inappropriate,” and Ingraham accepted his apology. She even joked that Schultz used to be conservative. “We’ll welcome you back with open arms,” she said.

Donald Trump

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Ingraham critiqued the President for leaving much of his executive branch understaffed. “We can all look at these horrific pictures, and we can conclude that a federal government does need staff,” Ingraham said. Trump, a frequent viewer of “Fox & Friends,” heard Ingraham’s criticism of his administration loud and clear and responded to her directly on Twitter. “We are not looking to fill all of those positions. Don’t need many of them — reduce size of government,” Trump tweeted.

Shepard Smith

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith gave some pointed criticism to his colleagues, telling Time that he knows some of Fox’s opinion shows are “strictly to be entertaining.” “I don’t work there. I wouldn’t work there. I don’t want to sit around and yell at each other and talk about your philosophy and my philosophy. That sounds horrible to me.” Both Sean Hannity and Ingraham took issue with Smith’s comments. “Always liked Shep, but his comments were inconsiderate & inaccurate. The hard working team at the Ingraham Angle does real reporting, develops impt sources and scores big interviews. Very proud of them,” she tweeted.

Laura Ingraham lost ten sponsors from her Fox News show this week after criticizing Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg. And it’s not even the first time she’s been at the center of a public feud this year. Here are several recent instances where Ingraham has taken to Twitter or to the air and stirred national attention.

David Hogg

On March 28, Ingraham tweeted, “David Hogg By Rejected Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.” Hogg then called for a boycott of 12 companies that advertise on Ingraham’s show. Eight sponsors in all, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Nutrish, Expedia, Stitch Fix, Johnson & Johnson and Nestle pulled their ads from “The Ingraham Angle.” Ingraham issued an apology, but didn’t address the topic on her show. Hogg then told CNN that he plans to put even more pressure on Ingraham and others. “The fact that they’re going after us personally shows that what we’re doing is working. We have them scared and now we have to go even harder,” Hogg said.

LeBron James

When NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant made some anti-Trump remarks, Ingraham called James’s comments “ignorant” and said, “You’re great players; no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.'” Her statement earned a strong response from James, even though he pretended he didn’t even know Ingraham’s name. “I will not just shut up and dribble,” the Cleveland Cavaliers player said. “So, thank you, whatever her name is… I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important and how I can help change kids.” Ingraham issued a statement that there was no racial intent behind her words and that she has used the expression telling entertainers to “Shut Up” frequently in the past.

Hillary Clinton

While speaking at the Republican National Convention, Ingraham was criticized for appearing to give the Nazi salute after her speech. She then dragged Hillary Clinton into the controversy, tweeting a collage of photos of Clinton also extending her hand in a similar fashion. “It’s Hillary…hands down!” “”Duh … it’s a satiric response to the left-wing criticism of Laura’s wave last night. Desperate liberals,” Ingraham tweeted.

Paul Ryan

Back in 2015 when Paul Ryan was being considered to be Speaker of the House, he said he would accept the job on the condition that “family comes first.” “I cannot and I will not give up my family time,” Ryan said. Ingraham tweeted, but later deleted, a criticism saying, “like no one has ever sacrificed family time to serve the country?” “Our country is in a crisis and we need Republican leaders willing to unconditionally offer their service to the country,” she added in a separate tweet.

Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have a habit of getting flirty on “Morning Joe,” and Ingraham finds it hilarious. On February 8, Sean Hannity prepared to hand off the time Ingraham when she started twirling her hair, lilting her voice and doing her best flirty Brzenzski impression. “What, what Sean, you’re always right. No you’re always right. You. Are. Always. Right. I mean, really,” Ingraham said.

Ed Schultz

Ingraham didn’t start this fight. MSNBC personality Ed Schultz called Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his radio show, a comment that earned him a week-long suspension from MSNBC. He apologized and called his comments “vile and inappropriate,” and Ingraham accepted his apology. She even joked that Schultz used to be conservative. “We’ll welcome you back with open arms,” she said.

Donald Trump

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Ingraham critiqued the President for leaving much of his executive branch understaffed. “We can all look at these horrific pictures, and we can conclude that a federal government does need staff,” Ingraham said. Trump, a frequent viewer of “Fox & Friends,” heard Ingraham’s criticism of his administration loud and clear and responded to her directly on Twitter. “We are not looking to fill all of those positions. Don’t need many of them — reduce size of government,” Trump tweeted.

Shepard Smith

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith gave some pointed criticism to his colleagues, telling Time that he knows some of Fox’s opinion shows are “strictly to be entertaining.” “I don’t work there. I wouldn’t work there. I don’t want to sit around and yell at each other and talk about your philosophy and my philosophy. That sounds horrible to me.” Both Sean Hannity and Ingraham took issue with Smith’s comments. “Always liked Shep, but his comments were inconsiderate & inaccurate. The hard working team at the Ingraham Angle does real reporting, develops impt sources and scores big interviews. Very proud of them,” she tweeted.

‘Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America’: History Sets LeBron James-Produced Civil Rights Docu For April

April 4 will be the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, and History is marking it with a new documentary on the civil rights struggle. Executive produced by NBA star LeBron James and Freedom Riders filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America includes interviews with President Clinton,  Jesse Jackson, Sen. Cory Booker and others. Watch a promo above.
Produced by Magilla Entertainment in association with SpringHillEntertainment…

April 4 will be the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, and History is marking it with a new documentary on the civil rights struggle. Executive produced by NBA star LeBron James and Freedom Riders filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America includes interviews with President Clinton,  Jesse Jackson, Sen. Cory Booker and others. Watch a promo above. Produced by Magilla Entertainment in association with SpringHillEntertainment…

‘The Wall’ Renewed For Season 3 On NBC

Call it balls to the wall, NBC-style. The network has renewed its Chris Hardwick-hosted game show The Wall for a 20-episode third season. No premiere date was announced.
The series debuted on December 9, 2016, and earned a 20-episode renewal a few weeks later. The second part of its Season 2 premiered on January 1, and for the 2017-18 season, The Wall has averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers overall in L+7 ratings from Nielsen Media Research…

Call it balls to the wall, NBC-style. The network has renewed its Chris Hardwick-hosted game show The Wall for a 20-episode third season. No premiere date was announced. The series debuted on December 9, 2016, and earned a 20-episode renewal a few weeks later. The second part of its Season 2 premiered on January 1, and for the 2017-18 season, The Wall has averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers overall in L+7 ratings from Nielsen Media Research…

Kobe Bryant Shades Laura Ingraham’s ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ Comment in Oscars Speech

Newly-minted Oscar winner Kobe Bryant used his Oscars acceptance speech to take a shot at Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her recent comments about politically-outspoken athletes.

While accepting Best Animated Short for the adaptation of Bryant’s retirement letter to the NBA, “Dear Basketball,” the athlete’s collaborator Glen Keane said “anything is possible” of their win.

“I don’t know that anything is possible, as basketball players we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant went on to say, gripping his Academy Award statuette.

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Bryant referred to Ingraham’s mid-February comments about NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who she chided for criticizing President Donald Trump.

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“Must they run their mouths like that?” the host said on her Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.” “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. Keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”

Igraham faced major backlash for the implication that athletes of James’ profile should be seen and not heard, stoking painful issues specifically among people of color in power positions and their celebrity supporters.

She later issued a statement saying, “there was no racial intent in my remarks — false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism.”

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In the Oscars press room after his win on Sunday, Bryant addressed his acceptance speech, saying: “For us not just as athletes but as people in general, we have the ability to speak up for what you believe in — whether you’re an athlete or not, whether you’re an actor or not.”

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Newly-minted Oscar winner Kobe Bryant used his Oscars acceptance speech to take a shot at Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her recent comments about politically-outspoken athletes.

While accepting Best Animated Short for the adaptation of Bryant’s retirement letter to the NBA, “Dear Basketball,” the athlete’s collaborator Glen Keane said “anything is possible” of their win.

“I don’t know that anything is possible, as basketball players we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant went on to say, gripping his Academy Award statuette.

Bryant referred to Ingraham’s mid-February comments about NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who she chided for criticizing President Donald Trump.

“Must they run their mouths like that?” the host said on her Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.” “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. Keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”

Igraham faced major backlash for the implication that athletes of James’ profile should be seen and not heard, stoking painful issues specifically among people of color in power positions and their celebrity supporters.

She later issued a statement saying, “there was no racial intent in my remarks — false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism.”

In the Oscars press room after his win on Sunday, Bryant addressed his acceptance speech, saying: “For us not just as athletes but as people in general, we have the ability to speak up for what you believe in — whether you’re an athlete or not, whether you’re an actor or not.”

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Michael Rapaport Goes on Epic Vent After ‘Seven Days in Twitter Jail’ (Video)

Michael Rapaport is a free man on Twitter again — mouth included.

“Atypical” star Rapaport went on another one of his trademark vents on Wednesday, after spending what he characterized as “seven days in Twitter jail.”

“I’m back F===o’s. @Twitter you tried to break me,but I can do 7 Days in Twitter jail standing up on my head. #disruptivebehavior,” the actor/podcaster/author wrote.

In an accompanying video, Rapaport said that he had just come off of a seven-day Twitter suspension, suggesting that it was because he had criticized a Fox News personality.

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“I’m back! I’m f—ing back! I just did seven days in the can, seven days of suspension on Twitter, but I’m back, f—os! Oh, yeah; I learned my lesson — if you can’t do the crime, don’t do the f—ing crime. You can look up all sorts of porno, all sorts of violence on Twitter, OK, but if you insult a Fox News reporter, you’re f—ed,” Rapaport said.

“That’s right; Twitter is a playground of debauchery. There’s a lot of fantastic, positive things also … but if you talk out of turn to a Fox News reporter, you’re gonna do some f—in’ time in the hole,” the actor continued.

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Rapaport didn’t elaborate on the specific transgression that earned him the time-out. However, last week, Rapaport went in on Fox’s Laura Ingraham, after she said that NBA player LeBron James should avoid talking politics, saying that James and fellow basketball star Kevin Durant should “shut up and dribble.”

In a video posted on Instagram Sunday, Rapaport warned his followers, “I’m apologizing in advance. I know this is going to offend some women but I have to do it.” And he proceeded to cuss out Ingraham, saying, “Your Lord and Savior Donald Trump wouldn’t even grab you by the p—y”… among many other crude insults.

“But I’m a new man, oh yeah, I’m a new f—in’ man — I learned my lesson, you fucking broke me. You f—ing broke me, seven days without my f—ing Twitter,” Rapaport continued in Wednesday’s video. “But I’m back, the champ is back, and I ain’t going anywhere now.”

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Watch Rapaport’s latest bout of sharp-tonged venting in the video.

I’m back Fu*ko’s.@Twitter you tried to break me,but I can do 7 Days in Twitter jail standing up on my head.#disruptivebehavior pic.twitter.com/sM7zsiqHi8

– MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 28, 2018

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Michael Rapaport is a free man on Twitter again — mouth included.

“Atypical” star Rapaport went on another one of his trademark vents on Wednesday, after spending what he characterized as “seven days in Twitter jail.”

“I’m back F===o’s. @Twitter you tried to break me,but I can do 7 Days in Twitter jail standing up on my head. #disruptivebehavior,” the actor/podcaster/author wrote.

In an accompanying video, Rapaport said that he had just come off of a seven-day Twitter suspension, suggesting that it was because he had criticized a Fox News personality.

“I’m back! I’m f—ing back! I just did seven days in the can, seven days of suspension on Twitter, but I’m back, f—os! Oh, yeah; I learned my lesson — if you can’t do the crime, don’t do the f—ing crime. You can look up all sorts of porno, all sorts of violence on Twitter, OK, but if you insult a Fox News reporter, you’re f—ed,” Rapaport said.

“That’s right; Twitter is a playground of debauchery. There’s a lot of fantastic, positive things also … but if you talk out of turn to a Fox News reporter, you’re gonna do some f—in’ time in the hole,” the actor continued.

Rapaport didn’t elaborate on the specific transgression that earned him the time-out. However, last week, Rapaport went in on Fox’s Laura Ingraham, after she said that NBA player LeBron James should avoid talking politics, saying that James and fellow basketball star Kevin Durant should “shut up and dribble.”

In a video posted on Instagram Sunday, Rapaport warned his followers, “I’m apologizing in advance. I know this is going to offend some women but I have to do it.” And he proceeded to cuss out Ingraham, saying, “Your Lord and Savior Donald Trump wouldn’t even grab you by the p—y”… among many other crude insults.

“But I’m a new man, oh yeah, I’m a new f—in’ man — I learned my lesson, you fucking broke me. You f—ing broke me, seven days without my f—ing Twitter,” Rapaport continued in Wednesday’s video. “But I’m back, the champ is back, and I ain’t going anywhere now.”

Watch Rapaport’s latest bout of sharp-tonged venting in the video.

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