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    Top 10 Most-Watched TV Shows Of All Time

    Ever since the emergence of OTT platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, and Apple TV+, several TV shows have become easily accessible. As the OTT universe further continues to expand, the options have also been growing tremendously across all genres.

    However, some shows are better than others. The fandom that some shows create leaves a decades-long imprint on the history of entertainment. Among a sea of TV shows that emerged as popular and are deeply loved by audiences, here’s a list of the most-watched shows of all time.

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    10. Arrow


    Arrow‘ is one of the popular shows with its plotline revolving around a shipwreck that completely changes the course of the main protagonist’s life. Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, the show is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. The main character, who is a billionaire before the tragedy strikes, transforms into Arrow and then takes the responsibility to right the wrongs of his family. Originally named Oliver Queen, the lead character goes on to become one of America’s superheroes as the story progresses, The show premiered in October 2012 and concluded in January 2020.

    Arrow has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10 and is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

    9. The Flash 

    The Flash
    The Flash

    The Flash’ is the story of CSI Barry Allen who acquires the superpower of having superspeed after meeting with an accident. Using his newfound superhero abilities, Flash then uses his superpower to solve crimes. Flash is also a part of the Arrowverse, alongside Arrow. The drama series was developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns — two of them are also the creators of ‘Arrow‘.

    It has an IMDb rating of 7.6/10 and is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

    8. Grey’s Anatomy 

    'Grey's Anatomy' poster
    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ poster

    A drama show on the lives of doctors, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ brings to the screens how the doctors try to balance life and work in Seattle. Developed by Shonda Rhimes, the show was graced by her writing until 2015. With its season 20 up for release, the show has been deemed the longest-running Primetime by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).

    Grey’s Anatomy’ premiered on March 27, 2005, and has been running successfully for 19 seasons. The ABC show has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10.

    7. Riverdale 


    Riverdale‘ is a beloved high school drama with Archie Andrews’ character at the center of the show. With his friends Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and Jughead Jones, Archie enjoys high school, explores romance, copes with troubled families, and solves murder mysteries. The teen drama is based on the characters of Archie Comics and was adapted Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and produced by Warner Bros. 

    Riverdale’ has an IMDb rating of 6.7/10 and is available for streaming on Netflix.

    6. Orange Is The New Black 

    Grey's Anatomy
    Grey’s Anatomy

    Orange Is The New Black‘ is based on a story with Piper Chapman’s character at its center. Set in a women’s prison, the character’s journey gets further branched as more intriguing characters get introduced. From dealing with drug smuggling and groupism inside the jail to exploring their emotional and sexual realities, the inmates in the prison put forth an intriguing story. Created by Jenji Kohan, the show is based on a memoir of the same name.

    It has an IMDb rating of 8.1/10 and is available for streaming on Netflix.

    5. The 100 

    'The 100'
    ‘The 100’

    The sci-fi drama, The 100is set a century after nuclear Armageddon on Earth. As per the show’s narrative, about 100 youngsters are sent to test the planet’s habitability. The show was under the CW and ended on September 30, 2020. Created by Jason Rothenberg, 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.

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    4. 13 Reasons Why 

    '13 Reasons Why'
    ’13 Reasons Why’

    13 Reasons Why‘ 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 leaves behind a series of 7 double-sided cassette tapes with details of the 13 specific people and events that she blames for her death.

    It has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10, and is available for streaming on Netflix.

    3. The Walking Dead 

    'The Walking Dead'
    ‘The Walking Dead’

    The Walking Dead‘ is a horror drama based on the zombie apocalypse and follows the story of its survivors seeking 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'
    ‘Stranger Things’

    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, and is set in the fictional town of Hawkins in the 1980s. The town begins to notice supernatural events and a group of teenagers come together to solve the mystery that haunts their town.

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

    1. Game of Thrones 

    Game of Thrones
    Game of Thrones

    The fantasy drama, ‘Game of Thrones‘ is created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO, and tops the list of most watched TV shows. An adaptation of the novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin, the show follows the storyline of 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 for streaming on HBO.

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