The 20 most popular TV characters in the world

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"The End of the F***ing World."

In any form of storytelling, characters are often what draws an audience in.

But in television, compelling characters are especially crucial, as they're tasked with holding the interest of viewers over the course of a season or an entire series.

TV Time has compiled data from the in-app voting of its 12 million registered global users this year to track which TV characters audiences have gravitated toward the most in particular episodes. The app tracks 60,000 TV shows.Advertisement

But which characters were the most popular?

Netflix, it turns out, has (unsurprisingly) found successful formulas for character development, as a number of characters from Netflix originals like "The End of the F***ing World" and "Money Heist" appear on this list.

Here are the 20 most popular TV characters in the world (followed by the 20 most popular in the US), according to TV Time users:
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GLOBAL DATA

GLOBAL DATA

19. Denver — "Money Heist"

19. Denver — "Money Heist"

Played by: Jaime Lorente

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17. Tokio — "Money Heist"

17. Tokio — "Money Heist"

Played by: Úrsula Corberó

16. Thomas "Tommy" Shelby — "Peaky Blinders"

16. Thomas "Tommy" Shelby — "Peaky Blinders"

Played by: Cillian Murphy

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3. Profesor — "Money Heist"

3. Profesor — "Money Heist"

Played by: Álvaro Morte

2. Alyssa — "The End of the F***ing World"

2. Alyssa — "The End of the F***ing World"

Played by: Jessica Barden

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1. James — "The End of the F***ing World"

1. James — "The End of the F***ing World"

Played by: Alex Lawther

U.S. DATA

U.S. DATA
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20. Phoebe Buffay — "Friends"

20. Phoebe Buffay — "Friends"

Played by: Lisa Kudrow

19. Betty Cooper — "Riverdale"

19. Betty Cooper — "Riverdale"

Played by: Lili Reinhart

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18. Damon Salvatore — "The Vampire Diaries"

18. Damon Salvatore — "The Vampire Diaries"

Played by: Ian Somerhalder

17. Jack Pearson — "This Is Us"

17. Jack Pearson — "This Is Us"

Played by: Milo Ventimiglia

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16. Lagertha — "Vikings"

16. Lagertha — "Vikings"

Played by: Katheryn Winnick

15. Kara Danvers — "Supergirl"

15. Kara Danvers — "Supergirl"

Played by: Melissa Benoist

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14. Sheldon Cooper — "Young Sheldon"

14. Sheldon Cooper — "Young Sheldon"

Played by: Iain Armitage

13. Shaun Murphy — "The Good Doctor"

13. Shaun Murphy — "The Good Doctor"

Played by: Freddie Highmore

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12. Meredith Grey — "Grey's Anatomy"

12. Meredith Grey — "Grey's Anatomy"

Played by: Ellen Pompeo

11. Joey Tribbiani — "Friends"

11. Joey Tribbiani — "Friends"

Played by: Matt LeBlanc

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10. Jughead Jones — "Riverdale"

10. Jughead Jones — "Riverdale"

Played by: Cole Sprouse

9. Bjorn Lothbrok — "Vikings"

9. Bjorn Lothbrok — "Vikings"

Played by: Alexander Ludvig

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8. Dean Winchester — "Supernatural"

8. Dean Winchester — "Supernatural"

Played by: Jensen Ackles

7. Oliver Queen — "Arrow"

7. Oliver Queen — "Arrow"

Played by: Stephen Amell

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6. Eleanor Shellstrop — "The Good Place"

6. Eleanor Shellstrop — "The Good Place"

Played by: Kristen Bell

5. Barry Allen — "The Flash"

5. Barry Allen — "The Flash"

Played by: Grant Gustin

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4. Chandler Bing — "Friends"

4. Chandler Bing — "Friends"

Played by: Matthew Perry

3. Annalise Keating — "How to Get Away with Murder"

3. Annalise Keating — "How to Get Away with Murder"

Played by: Viola Davis

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2. Sheldon Cooper — "The Big Bang Theory"

2. Sheldon Cooper — "The Big Bang Theory"

Played by: Jim Parsons

1. Lucifer Morningstar — "Lucifer"

1. Lucifer Morningstar — "Lucifer"

Played by: Tom Ellis

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