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
2,691 568
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,484 311
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
1,759 861
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
465 121
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
1,054 587
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
1,514 912
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
955 597
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,288 654
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
1,048 560
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,115 602
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,113 754
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

12
820 577
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
757 430
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

14
772 545
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
807 573
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

16
893 650
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

17
1,091 686
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
910 962
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

19
261 116
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

20
603 383
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
587 518
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
826 626
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
477 342
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
286 244
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars