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The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time 

Matthew Cole Weiss
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Updated May 3, 2020 109.6k votes 10.6k voters 82.4k views 160 items

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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Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead
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The Governor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead
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Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Skyler White Breaking Bad, Pilot
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Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends
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Barney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Barney & Friends, Barney: Big World Adventure, Barney: 1 2 3 Learn
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Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer
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Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
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Samuel "Screech&quo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Saved by the Bell
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Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men
10
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead
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Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad
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Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Izzie Stevens Grey's Anatomy
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Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek
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Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies
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Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos
16
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars
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Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added The Sopranos
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Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Vikings
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Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Gossip Girl
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Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars
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Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones
22
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Brenda Walsh Beverly Hills, 90210
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Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
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Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother
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Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Lost