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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2,563 552
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,384 291
Ramsay Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jorge Guzman added Game of Thrones

3
1,708 837
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
373 91
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Breaking Bad, Pilot

5
1,020 561
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

6
1,481 890
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
923 584
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,220 629
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
1,082 589
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

10
1,011 547
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

11
1,092 737
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Saved by the Bell

12
800 566
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
746 423
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

14
757 535
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
877 635
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

16
794 567
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

17
1,066 676
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
251 109
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

19
876 938
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

20
577 371
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
571 509
Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

22
804 617
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
462 339
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
278 240
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

25
141 76
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos

26
483 347
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Beverly Hills, 90210

27
334 227
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added The Sopranos

28
314 292
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond

29
835 689
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Full House

30
301 219
Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Gossip Girl

31
327 308
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Mad Men

32
393 285
Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Vikings

33
359 274
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Rugrats Movie

34
574 442
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Lost

35
313 219
Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Angel

36
386 282
Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

37
353 260
Matt McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Nip/Tuck

38
460 381
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Flintstones

39
108 92
Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added

40
353 282
John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Vampire Diaries

41
332 267
Harriet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Small Wonder

42
281 223
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Sex and the City, Sex and the City

43
114 72
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

44
237 176
Ethan Zobelle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Ethan Zobelle Sons of Anarchy

45
171 117
Alison DiLaurentis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
vts29 added Pretty Little Liars

46
205 169
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal, Ally

47
192 153
D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Arthur

48
357 302
Luann Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added The Simpsons, The Simpsons

49
268 235
Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Diff'rent Strokes

50
310 261
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Christopher Kaphaem added Cheers