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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2,489 537
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,334 278
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
1,672 820
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
990 543
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
1,453 873
Dora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

6
307 79
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Breaking Bad, Pilot

7
897 576
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,188 611
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
988 534
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,051 580
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,074 721
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Saved by the Bell

12
788 555
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
730 414
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

14
737 524
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
861 627
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

16
778 559
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

17
1,043 664
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
851 914
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

19
227 100
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

20
558 360
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
562 493
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
786 607
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
448 331
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
270 233
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

25
468 339
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Beverly Hills, 90210

26
323 220
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added The Sopranos

27
822 675
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Full House

28
293 210
Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Gossip Girl

29
127 68
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos

30
384 278
Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Vikings

31
301 282
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond

32
563 433
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Lost

33
345 263
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
304 212
Connor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Angel

35
318 304
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Mad Men

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

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

38
451 375
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Flintstones

39
101 86
Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added

40
326 264
Harriet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Small Wonder

41
341 277
John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Vampire Diaries

42
267 214
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
231 171
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

44
106 68
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

45
161 112
Alison DiLaurentis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
vts29 added Pretty Little Liars

46
196 163
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal, Ally

47
347 296
Luann Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added The Simpsons, The Simpsons

48
180 148
D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Arthur

49
302 255
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Christopher Kaphaem added Cheers

50
263 232
Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
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