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
2,685 567
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,478 310
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
1,756 859
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
457 119
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
1,053 585
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
1,514 909
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
954 595
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,283 652
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
1,047 558
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,113 599
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,113 750
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

12
819 575
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
772 542
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

14
757 429
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

15
893 649
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

16
805 573
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

17
1,090 686
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
906 961
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

19
261 115
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

20
602 382
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
585 517
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
824 625
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
475 342
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
161 87
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos

25
285 244
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars