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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1
2,530 543
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,362 285
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
1,692 828
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
1,005 554
Barney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Barney & Friends, Barney: Big World Adventure, Barney: 1 2 3 Learn

5
340 87
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Breaking Bad, Pilot

6
1,466 886
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
915 581
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,208 623
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
1,000 543
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,069 586
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,084 734
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

12
795 563
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
742 421
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

14
751 532
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
867 633
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

16
788 564
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

17
1,053 673
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
242 105
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

19
864 925
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

20
571 367
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
569 503
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
796 614
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
457 337
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
275 238
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

25
138 74
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos

26
479 345
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Beverly Hills, 90210

27
331 227
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added The Sopranos

28
831 685
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Full House

29
296 217
Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Gossip Girl

30
326 308
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Mad Men

31
355 270
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Rugrats Movie

32
571 439
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Lost

33
307 291
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond

34
389 284
Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Vikings

35
383 279
Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

36
311 218
Connor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Angel

37
351 259
Matt McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Nip/Tuck

38
457 378
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Flintstones

39
349 280
John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Vampire Diaries

40
105 90
Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added

41
329 267
Harriet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Small Wonder

42
276 220
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
236 174
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

44
112 71
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

45
168 115
Alison DiLaurentis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
vts29 added Pretty Little Liars

46
201 167
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal, Ally

47
187 151
D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Arthur

48
353 301
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
266 235
Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Diff'rent Strokes

50
307 261
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Christopher Kaphaem added Cheers