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Matthew Cole Weiss
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List Rules Vote up the TV characters from any series that you just didn't like for whatever reason.

Television is fun, but some TV characters are just the worst. For every beloved character on television, whether it be Mary Tyler Moore of The Mary Tyler Moore Show or everyone's favorite resident of the Seven Kingdoms, Tyrion Lannister, there is an equally and adamantly disliked character on the tube (hi, Joffrey and Cousin Oliver!!). This list ranks the worst of the worst, including all the most terrible television characters and most hated TV characters of all time.

Yes, it's true that not everyone is going to like every character on a show, just as not everyone will like every person in real life. However, you will find that there are some characters that are so universally detested by everyone that no one bats an eye when they learn they're near the top of this list of awful TV characters. Have you ever stopped watching a show simply because one character annoyed you so much? This is a list about those guys and gals.

The list includes some of the most vile TV characters. They aren't necessarily vile because they are bad or evil, but simply because every time they come on the screen, you wish they'd just go away.  In other words, they're not characters you "love to hate," they're unpopular, disliked characters you just absolutely can't stand.

Vote up the worst TV characters in all of television history that you dislike the most, add any other bad television characters that aren't already listed here, among the worst.
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2,367 516
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

2
1,244 250
Ramsay Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jorge Guzman added Ramsey Bolton Game of Thrones

3
1,601 782
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Lori Grimes The Walking Dead

4
934 486
Barney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Barney Barney & Friends, Barney: Big World Adventure, Barney: 1 2 3 Learn

5
1,401 820
Dora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora Dora the Explorer

6
870 547
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Roose Bolton Game of Thrones

7
946 508
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Governor The Walking Dead

8
1,121 582
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Cersei Baratheon Game of Thrones

9
1,043 694
Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell

10
200 45
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Skyler White Breaking Bad, Pilot

11
994 567
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Emily Waltham Friends

12
764 533
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Walden Schmidt Two and a Half Men

13
705 401
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Cousin Oliver The Brady Bunch

14
830 595
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Shane Walsh The Walking Dead

The Best African-American Characters in Film

15
715 510
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson Leery Dawson's Creek

16
748 542
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Andrea The Walking Dead

17
1,001 641
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
816 869
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ted Mosby How I Met Your Mother

19
192 82
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

20
516 339
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Marie Schrader Breaking Bad

21
544 483
Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Dawn Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Best Guard Dogs for Families

22
757 589
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Izzie Stevens Grey's Anatomy

23
264 224
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Tom Marin Pretty Little Liars

24
432 319
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Jenna Cavanaugh Pretty Little Liars

25
287 255
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ray Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

26
449 326
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Brenda Walsh Beverly Hills, 90210

27
376 266
Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Aslaug Vikings

28
371 266
Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Paige McCullers Pretty Little Liars

The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

29
788 655
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

30
279 203
Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Ivy Dickens Gossip Girl

31
303 210
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added Anthony Soprano, Jr. The Sopranos

32
547 421
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Michael Dawson Lost

33
324 246
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Angelica Pickles Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Rugrats Movie

34
296 207
Connor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Connor Angel

35
308 296
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Pete Campbell Mad Men

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

36
111 60
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Janice Soprano The Sopranos

37
342 251
Matt McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Matt McNamara Nip/Tuck

38
319 258
Harriet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Harriet Brindle Small Wonder

39
435 364
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Great Gazoo The Flintstones

40
331 266
John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added John Gilbert The Vampire Diaries

41
225 164
Ethan Zobelle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Ethan Zobelle Sons of Anarchy

42
248 200
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Mr. Big Sex and the City, Sex and the City

List Of Russian Revolution of 1917 Battles

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87 80
Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added Frank Burns

44
148 100
Alison DiLaurentis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
vts29 added Alison DiLaurentis Pretty Little Liars

45
93 60
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

46
188 157
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal Ally McBeal, Ally

47
170 136
D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
D.W Read Arthur

48
332 284
Luann Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Luann Van Houten The Simpsons, The Simpsons

49
256 225
Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Sam McKinney Diff'rent Strokes

50
164 179
Don Lamb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Sheriff Don Lamb Veronica Mars