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Did Someone Say Sports? Top Emotional Moments on TV This Week

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Each week, we highlight some of the top streaming or TV shows resonating with viewers. This week we highlighted the top emotional moments in sports after the NFL Draft took over TVs!

NFL DRAFT: Round One
ESPN was back last week with live, completely virtual, coverage of the NFL Draft! Spanning across three days, over 250K people emotionally reacted to the first round of the NFL Draft. One out of every five people were expressing how EXCITED they were that sports were back on TV. Some notable first-round picks include Joe Burrow, Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa, Ceedee Lamb, Jordan Love, and many more! The emotional reactions were all over the board from LOVE to CRAZY to ENJOYMENT and ANGER, as each team took their turn making picks. 

NFL DRAFT: Rounds Two & Three
Day two of the 2020 NFL draft was a whirlwind. Emotional Reactors were on fire expressing their LOVE, ENJOYMENT, and EXCITEMENT for reounds two and three of the NFL draft. In fact, those two rounds sparked the highest percentage of emotional reactions throughout the whole three-day event. Those that tuned in showed their LOVE for OU star Jalen Hurts after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Viewers also spread the LOVE around to veteran football players as they CONGRATULATED and welcomed their new rookie teammates.

NFL DRAFT: Rounds Four Thru Seven
The anticipation was high for the final day of the NFL Draft! Quarterback Jake Fromm amassed the LOVE after being drafted by the Buffalo Bills, while GM Howie Roseman amassed some ANGER as viewers questioned his decisions. Those tuned in also expressed their CONGRATULATIONS to all of the new members of the NFL and to the schools that helped get them there. Ultimately, day three resulted in fans feeling ENJOYMENT, EXCITEMENT, and all of the LOVE as the draft came to a close and they began planning for the upcoming 2020 season!

Top Hits to Stream

◊ Netflix’s Extraction has viewers in flames touting it as a “GREATAWESOME” action movie. Chris Hemsworth is a black-market mercenary with nothing to lose, who is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. In the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, will an already deadly mission even be possible? 

◊ Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere “HAS SO MANY LAYERS” viewers are CRAZY about it. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, it follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Exploring the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood, this show is a must-watch!

◊ Apple TV’s Defending Jacob has viewers lining up to watch the series with the “BEST PLOT EVER.” Chris Evans is an assistant district attorney torn between his sworn duty to uphold the law, and his unconditional love for his son after a shocking crime rocks a small town. What will come first for this father — family or the law?

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