IMBD ranked their 10 Most Popular Shows of 2016. This list is based solely on page views of active users on their site.
It’s no surprise to fans who made this list this year:
- Game of Thrones
- Stranger Things
- The Walking Dead
- American Horror Story
- The Flash
- Mr. Robot
- Orange Is the New Black
In a press release, IMDB’s Senior Film Editor, Keith Simanton, commented on the popularity of Game of Thrones and Stranger Things among their users:
‘For the fifth consecutive year, HBO’s Game of Thrones claimed the #1 spot on IMDb’s list of Top 10 TV Shows of the year. Game of Thrones has demonstrated unparalleled and enduring popularity over the last five years. Not surprisingly, its lead actors are beloved as well. Emilia Clarke for example, is IMDb’s #2 Top Star of 2016, a spot she also occupied in 2015.’
He also goes on to say:
‘But our year-end list is obviously not just about longevity. Our #2 spot is occupied by Netflix’s Stranger Things, whose 8 episodes dropped in July 2016, becoming an immediate hit with our users. The show not only served up a heap of ’80s nostalgia and reintroduced Winona Ryder to a new generation of streaming fans, but also fueled the popularity of two actresses on IMDb’s list of Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2016: Millie Bobby Brown (at #1) and Natalia Dyer (#4). Brown was so popular that she not only made it onto our Breakout Stars list, but she also charted at #3 on our Top 10 Stars of the 2016 list. Stranger Things was one of only two freshman series to rank on our Top 10 list this year; the other was HBO’s enormously popular sci-fi Westworld (#4).’
Noticeably absent from this year’s list are Fear the Walking Dead, Arrow, and Narcos, Sense8, Jessica Jones and Master of None– all included in the 2015 Top 10.
Who do you think should be on the Top 10 Best of 2016?