Fictional Characters The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time  

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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2,468 534
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

2
1,315 273
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

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1,660 816
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Lori Grimes The Walking Dead

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978 538
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

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1,441 869
Dora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora Dora the Explorer

6
292 73
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Skyler White Breaking Bad, Pilot

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893 572
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Roose Bolton Game of Thrones

8
1,179 605
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
979 531
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Governor The Walking Dead

10
1,070 715
Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell

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1,044 577
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Emily Waltham Friends

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783 550
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
728 410
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Cousin Oliver The Brady Bunch

14
858 620
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

15
732 523
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

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773 556
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Andrea The Walking Dead

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1,032 661
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

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845 906
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

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223 97
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

20
552 356
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

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556 492
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

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777 603
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Izzie Stevens Grey's Anatomy

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446 331
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Jenna Cavanaugh Pretty Little Liars

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269 233
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Tom Marin Pretty Little Liars

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462 337
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Brenda Walsh Beverly Hills, 90210

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817 671
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

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292 210
Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Ivy Dickens Gossip Girl

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317 218
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added Anthony Soprano, Jr. The Sopranos

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299 280
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ray Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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382 277
Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Aslaug Vikings

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560 431
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Michael Dawson Lost

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122 67
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Janice Soprano The Sopranos

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303 212
Connor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Connor Angel

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317 304
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Pete Campbell Mad Men

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339 262
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Angelica Pickles Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Rugrats Movie

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376 278
Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Paige McCullers Pretty Little Liars

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346 257
Matt McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Matt McNamara Nip/Tuck

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447 375
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Great Gazoo The Flintstones

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324 264
Harriet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Harriet Brindle Small Wonder

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100 86
Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added Frank Burns

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339 276
John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added John Gilbert The Vampire Diaries

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264 212
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

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229 171
Ethan Zobelle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Ethan Zobelle Sons of Anarchy

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159 111
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

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102 68
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

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194 162
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal Ally McBeal, Ally

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262 231
Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Sam McKinney Diff'rent Strokes

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342 296
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

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175 146
D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
D.W Read Arthur

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298 255
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Christopher Kaphaem added Diane Chambers Cheers