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
2,642 562
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,446 304
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
1,742 850
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
425 111
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
1,044 576
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
1,504 903
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
943 593
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,262 645
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
1,037 553
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,104 597
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,108 746
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

12
815 572
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

13
757 426
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

14
768 539
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
803 570
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

16
888 644
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

17
1,087 682
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
260 112
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

19
895 956
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

20
595 380
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
585 514
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
821 622
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
472 341
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
284 243
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

25
155 86
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos