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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2,594 555
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,405 294
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
1,723 842
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
397 95
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
1,029 566
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
1,489 897
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
933 587
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,239 634
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
1,024 549
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,092 594
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,099 742
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

12
803 568
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
750 425
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

14
761 536
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
799 567
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

16
878 640
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

17
1,074 678
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
253 111
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

19
882 945
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

20
585 373
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
811 617
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

22
572 512
Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

23
465 340
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
281 241
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

25
146 80
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos