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
2,512 540
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Game of Thrones

2
1,349 281
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
1,684 824
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

4
999 549
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
326 81
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Breaking Bad, Pilot

6
1,461 880
Dora is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora the Explorer

7
909 577
Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Game of Thrones

8
1,199 614
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Game of Thrones

9
994 537
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Walking Dead

10
1,061 583
Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Friends

11
1,081 727
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Saved by the Bell

12
738 416
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Brady Bunch

13
791 559
Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Two and a Half Men

14
745 527
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson's Creek

15
864 630
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Walking Dead

16
783 562
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added The Walking Dead

17
1,049 669
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

18
237 101
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

19
856 920
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

20
565 362
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Breaking Bad

21
565 497
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
792 610
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Grey's Anatomy

23
455 333
Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Pretty Little Liars

24
275 234
Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

25
476 340
Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Beverly Hills, 90210

26
133 71
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Sopranos

27
295 212
Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Gossip Girl

28
327 224
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added The Sopranos

29
827 680
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Full House

30
305 287
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond

31
569 435
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Lost

32
387 280
Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Vikings

33
310 215
Connor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Angel

34
349 266
Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Rugrats Movie

35
322 306
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Mad Men

36
380 278
Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Pretty Little Liars

37
349 257
Matt McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Nip/Tuck

38
455 375
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Flintstones

39
328 265
Harriet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Small Wonder

40
103 88
Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added

41
346 279
John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added The Vampire Diaries

42
272 216
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
111 69
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

44
234 172
Ethan Zobelle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Ethan Zobelle Sons of Anarchy

45
166 112
Alison DiLaurentis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
vts29 added Pretty Little Liars

46
201 163
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal, Ally

47
351 298
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
183 149
D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Arthur

49
265 233
Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Diff'rent Strokes

50
226 198
Dana Brody is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
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