'The New Edition Story' (Image courtesy BET)

'New Edition Story' Tops TV Series in Emotional Response So Far in 2017

Canvs data: The top 5 TV Series evoking emotions from fans

A lot of social media so far this year has been dominated by big televised events like the Golden Globe Awards, the Presidential Inauguration, and of course, the Super Bowl. But beyond tent-pole TV, what series have been generating the most social passion? B&C checked with Canvs, the emotion analytics company, for a look at what’s been driving the most emotion among viewers.

Since the start of the year, Canvs has detected more than 7.1 million Emotional Reactions (ERs) sparked by TV series. These are the top 5 shows that fed into that number:

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1. Taking the top spot is The New Edition Story, the three-part miniseries about the Boston boy band, which accounted for 5.6% of ERs. Overall, the BET show generated over 324,000 ERs, with love accounting for roughly 36% of all ERs across all three parts.

2. The Bachelor, the ABC fan-favorite, comes in second place, prompting 5.5% of ERs. The most emotionally resonant episode aired on Jan. 2, and sparked more than 80,000 ERs from 52,164 unique reacting authors. The top emotions? Love (26.4%) and excited (22.7%).

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show prompted roughly 3.5% of ERs since the start of the year. Ellen is, of course, one of the most beloved celebrities on television — so it’s no surprise that 78.1% of ERs about her show since the start of the year have expressed love. Some of the other top ERs: enjoy (4.7%) and beautiful (4.5%).

4. NBC's Saturday Night Live generated 3.1% of ERs for TV series since the start of the year. The top emotions? In addition to love, which showed up in 33.2% of ERs, fans also expressed funny (9.2%) and crazy (6.8%) ERs.

5. Rounding out the top five is the MTV fan-favorite Teen Wolf, which prompted 1.9% of total ERs for TV series. The top emotion was love (26.4%), with crazy (15.1%), excited (11.3%) and enjoy (5.5%) also in the mix.