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Top 10 Most-Watched TV Series Of All Time

In a crowd of movies, TV series often took a backseat. But, the scenario has changed over time. Now, with wider options available on streaming platforms, we have seen a surge in the viewership of TV content. 

With this, the competition has also become tough to occupy the top spot. So here’s a list of ‘Top 10 most watched TV series of all time.’

Top 10 Most-Watched TV Shows 

10. Arrow 

The TV series Arrow was created by the network ‘The CW’. The plotline revolves around a shipwreck. This changes the course of the main protagonist’s life. Thereby, the billionaire Oliver Queen, becomes Arrow to right the wrongs of his family. He goes on to become one of America’s Superheroes.

The series was developed byGreg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg based on the DC Comics character “Green Arrow”. It aired in October 2012 and concluded in January 2020.

Arrow has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10. Is available on Prime.

9. The Flash 

The Flash
The Flash

The Flash is a story of CSI Barry Allen who is involved in an accident that gives him superspeed. He uses the power to solve crimes. The Flash is also an American superhero. He is part of the Arrowverse, alongside Arrow.

The drama series was developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns. It is airing on The CW and is based on the Barry Allen incarnation of the DC Comics character the Flash.

It has an IMDb rating of 7.6/10. The series is available on Prime.

8. Grey’s Anatomy 

Grey's Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy

A drama on the lives of doctors, the show highlights how they try to balance life and work in Seattle. The show has been developed by Shonda Rhimes. She wrote the pilot and continued to write the series until 2015. The show is known as the longest-running Primetime by its broadcasting company- American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The show premiered on March 27, 2005, and has been running successfully for 18 seasons.

Grey’s Anatomy has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10.

7. Riverdale 

The Riverdale Cast
The Riverdale Cast

Archie Andrews is the main character of the show “Riverdale“. Along with his friends – Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and Jughead Jones, Archie enjoys high school, explores romance, copes with troubled families, and solves murder mysteries.

This teen drama television series is based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It is produced by Warner Bros. 

Riverdale has an IMDb rating of 6.7/10. Is available on Netflix.

6. Orange Is the New Black 

Orange is the New Black cast
Orange Is the New Black cast

This unique show has a storyline surrounding Piper Chapman. She spends time in a women’s prison as she gets caught dealing with a drug smuggler. The American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan is based on a memoir of the same name.

It has an IMDb rating of 8.1/10. Is available on Netflix.

5. The 100 

The 100 cast
The 100 cast

The sci-fi drama, “The 100” is set a century after nuclear Armageddon on Earth. Then 100 youngsters are sent to test the planet’s habitability.

The show was under the CW and ended on September 30, 2020. Jason Rothenberg developed it. The series is loosely based on the young adult novel series of the same name by Kass Morgan.

It has an IMDb rating of 7.6/10.

4. 13 Reasons Why 

13 Reasons Why poster
13 Reasons Why poster

Is a mystery drama that is based on a young adult novel written by Jay Asher in 2007. It follows the story of Hannah Baker, a high school freshman, and the reasons why she commits suicide. After her death, she left behind a series of 7 double-sided cassette tapes. These tapes have the details of the 13 specific people and events that she blames for her death.

It has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10. It is available on Netflix.

3. The Walking Dead 

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead

The horror drama is a series based on the zombie apocalypse and follows the survivors and shows how they seek refuge in a world that is overrun by the dead. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

It has an IMDb rating of 8.2/10 and is available on Netflix.

2. Stranger Things 

Stranger Things cast
Stranger Things cast

Stranger Things is an American science fiction drama created by the Duffer Brothers. The brothers serve as showrunners and are also the executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The series premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016.

The fictional town of Hawkins is set in the 1980s. This town begins to notice supernatural events. Four friends come together to solve the mystery that haunts their town.

It has an IMDb rating of 8.7/10. It is available on Netflix.

1. Game of Thrones 

Game of Thrones poster
Game of Thrones poster

The fantasy drama, “Game of Thrones“, is a television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of the novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”, by George R. R. Martin.

The storyline follows the noble families in the seven kingdoms of Westeros who fight for the control of the Iron Throne. GOT premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019.

It has an IMDb rating of 9.2/10 and is available on HBO.


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