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Top 31 Characters of January 2020

"Sex Education" won the second half of January. Netflix

It’s hard to believe the first month of 2020 is already coming to an end! With new episodes of cult Netflix series like Sex Education and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, network midseason premieres, and the phenomenon of You carrying into the new year -- January flew by!

Meanwhile, in the mix of this month’s releases, the binge-watching of Friends and Lucifer pressed on, and a few fan-favorites shows came to an end. So, before we move on and find more characters to love, let’s look back on the month’s top characters as voted by TV Time users!

The second season of Sex Education had fans going crazy for its ensemble cast! Emma Mackey won the No. 1 position for the overall month with Asa Butterfield and other Moordale High students making Season 2 one to remember.

Emma Mackey (Maeve Wiley), Asa Butterfield (Otis Milburn), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong), Connor Swindells (Adam Groff), Aimme Wood (Aimme Gibbs)

Meanwhile, December releases continued to thrive as You Season 2 star, Penn Badgley, received the most in-app votes for fourteen consecutive days in January.

Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg), Victoria Pedretti (Love Quinn), Ambyr Childers (Candace Stone)

Another December series that carried into the new year was adventure-fantasy, The Witcher.

Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer of Vengerberg) 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cast its spell on bingers with "Part 3."

Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman) 

Ice-Skating drama, Spinning Out, caused a stir with its New Year’s Day release.

Kaya Scodelario (Kat Baker), Evan Roderick (Justin Davis)

... And unfortunately, we had to say ‘goodbye’ to a few beloved characters! 😭

Amybeth McNulty (Anne Shirley-Cuthbert), Anne with an E
Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) Arrow
Kristen Bell (Eleanor Shellstrop) The Good Place 

See who filled out the top 31 with the full ranking list below:

  1. Emma Mackey “Maeve Wiley” Sex Education
  2. Penn Badgley “Joe Goldberg” You
  3. Kiernan Shipka “Sabrina Spellman” Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  4. Henry Cavill “Geralt of Rivia” The Witcher
  5. Amybeth McNulty “Anne Shirley-Cuthbert” Anne with an E
  6. Asa Butterfield “Otis Milburn” Sex Education
  7. Kaya Scodelario “Kat Baker” Spinning Out
  8. Connor Swindells “Adam Groff” Sex Education
  9. Anya Chalotra “Yennefer of Vengerberg” The Witcher
  10. Ncuti Gatwa “Eric Effiong” Sex Education
  11. Tom Ellis “Lucifer Morningstar” Lucifer
  12. Kristen Bell “Eleanor Shellstrop” The Good Place
  13. Andy Samberg “Jake Peralta” Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  14. Aimme Wood “Aimme Gibbs” Sex Education
  15. Stephen Amell “Oliver Queen” Arrow
  16. Katheryn Winnick “Lagertha” Vikings
  17. Brenton Thwaites “Dick Grayson” Titans
  18. Matthew Perry “Chandler Bing” Friends
  19. Cillian Murphy “Thomas Shelby” Peaky Blinders
  20. Victoria Pedretti “Love Quinn” You
  21. Jensen Ackles “Dean Winchester” Supernatural
  22. Matt LeBlanc “Joey Tribbiani” Friends
  23. Ian Somerhalder “Luther Swann” V Wars
  24. Jim Parsons “Sheldon Cooper” The Big Bang Theory
  25. Ambyr Childers “Candace Stone” You
  26. Evan Roderick “Justin Davis” Spinning Out
  27. Jennifer Aniston “Alex Levy” The Morning Show
  28. Alexander Ludwig “Bjorn Lothbrok” Vikings
  29. Gina Rodriguez “Jane Villanueva” Jane the Virgin
  30. Neil Patrick Harris “Barney Stinson” How I Met Your Mother
  31. Lily Tomlin “Frankie Bergstein” Grace and Frankie

*The “Top 31 Characters of January 2020” is based on in-app characters votes from 1/1/20-1/31/20. 

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