10 Most Popular TV Shows of All Time List


Since the earlier days of television to the modern era of live streaming, cable TV, internet TV, there are lots of drama which gave us enormous fun and entertainment in various ways. Some of those dramas put a real dagger in our hearts that we can’t forget those dramas. The gripping storytelling, visualization, astonishing acting, everything’s beyond amazing. Here, we want to discuss the top Most Popular TV Shows of All Time List.

10 Most popular TV shows of all time list-

The top 10 most popular TV Series of all time list is here –

1. The Wire (2002-2008)

IMDB RATING

9.3

  • DEBUTED:2002
  • FINALE:2008
  • TYPE: CRIME, DRAMA, THRILLING
The Wire | 10 Most popular TV shows of all time
The Wire | 10 Most popular TV shows of all time

It is absolutely true that selecting which series is the best ever is very difficult to judge. There have been plenty of challenges for this prestigious crown. However, It’s been a decade that we left Baltimore but nothing comes to close to competing with this legendary crime drama series. It literally shows the neoliberal policies of the US which badly influence the underclass people in there. There’s basically no villain or heroes here, just people with intellect. A crime drama that earned cult status and definitely deserves the crown for the ‘’Best ever’’ category.

2. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

IMDB RATING

9.5

  • DEBUTED:2008
  • FINALE:2013
  • TYPE: CRIME, DRAMA, THRILLING
Breaking Bad | Most popular tv shows list
Breaking Bad | 10 Most popular TV shows of all time

This show basically starts in season 2. You just have to keep your patience and must stick with it until season 2. Yes, season 1 also has its moments but season 1 mainly laid the ground for Bryan Cranston’s epic character Walter White’s journey. On the other hand, in season 2, Vince Gilligan showed his absolute genius. There you will see ferociousness, empathy, heart-breaking scene, the plane crashing, betraying and yeah, meth-enormous amounts of meth! All in all, it is truly a legendary series impacted by legendary acting, set pieces, casting, directing. SO, a huge thanks to Cranstone and Gilligan for this masterpiece TV Series.

3. Friends (1994-2004)

IMDB RATING

8.9

  • DEBUTED:1994
  • FINALE:2004
  • TYPE: COMEDY, ROMANCE
Friends | Most popular TV shows of all time
Friends | Most popular TV shows of all time

Early reviews were mixed, but it developed as the progress of the series. Finally, it becomes one of the most popular sitcoms. This series was the prime reason why NBC was touted for the best comedy type TV channels for the whole 90’s era, and the show soars to the heavens its multicasts to stardom. The hidden truth is that this show called itself ‘’Friends’’ was actually about a family, a group of people called ‘’friends’’ turned into a family. Many people cried after its finale. No wonder, it’s placed in the Time’s ‘’100 best TV show ever’’ list.

4. The Sopranos (1999 – 2007)

IMDB RATING

9.2

  • DEBUTED:1999
  • FINALE:2007
  • TYPE: CRIME, DRAMA
The Sopranos | Most popular TV shows of all time
The Sopranos | Most popular TV shows of all time

The crime saga that marks its place on history book since it’s kicking off on TV screen. David Chase made an immortal antihero for the small screen. James Gandolfini’s mob boss portrayal as a Tony Soprano literally broke all rules for the small screens. This is an utterly inspiring TV show and David Chase did a splendor job. This is a show about the people who lie to himself and creates a huge mess with it. In other words, what a terrifying, inspiring mess it made after its inception!

5. Game of Thrones (2011 – 2019)

IMDB RATING

9.3

  • DEBUTED:2011
  • FINALE:2019
  • TYPE: ACTION,ADVENTURE, DRAMA
Game of Thrones | most watched tv shows of all time
Game of Thrones | Most watched TV shows of all time

HBO started its good journey by The Sopranos and it became a rating industry by its legendary TV series ‘’Game of Thrones’’. The series, based on the best-selling novel series from author George R.R. Martin’s ‘’A song of ice and fire’’. Furthermore, the most intriguing things of G.O.T are its huge ensemble castings, series of battle and conflicts, betrayals, sex scenes and yeah, killing off favorite characters! Game of Thrones has everything one person can expect from a TV show. In a word, no other TV Series can match its aura and supremacy.

6. The X-Files (1993 – 2018)

IMDB RATING

8.6

  • DEBUTED:1993
  • FINALE:2018
  • TYPE: CRIME, MYSTERY, DRAMA

In its eleven seasons, The X-Files successfully incorporated every core subject that can make a show wonderful and memorable. Though, the later seasons and mini-seasons failed to live up the expectations and earned mixed reviews, the limit set of this show is too high. Additionally, the X-Files was liked by everyone and it also had something for everybody. As this show was highly influenced by alien conspiracy, everyone had a weakness for this great show.

7. The Simpsons (1989 – Present)

IMDB RATING

8.7

  • DEBUTED:1989
  • FINALE: PRESENT
  • TYPE: ANIMATION COMEDY
The Simpsons | 10 Most popular TV shows of all time
The Simpsons |10 Most popular TV shows of all time

This show almost exceeds 30 seasons. It is quite understandable that if a show runs for a long time it generally lost its glamour and interests. But, the first few seasons are still considered as the defining moments for TV show history and animation fans are still sighs for those colorful 90’s days of this legendary animation show.

8. Seinfeld (1989 – 1998)

IMDB RATING

8.8

  • DEBUTED:1989
  • FINALE: 1998
  • TYPE: COMEDY

This show literally showed people that ‘’a funny observation on how awkward people can be’’. The main four players on this show were their absolute best which helped to make the show successful. Jerry Seinfeld wanted to stop the run of this great show before this show past its prime. On top of that. this show waved goodbye by keeping its head high.

9. Saturday Night Live (1975 – Present)

IMDB RATING

8.1

  • DEBUTED:1975
  • FINALE: PRESENT
  • TYPE: COMEDY
Saturday night live | Most popular TV shows of all time
Saturday night live | Most popular TV shows of all time

After reading this article you can think that The Simpsons probably the longest TV show in history. Well, You’re absolutely wrong! The hugely popular SNL is one of the greatest show TV histories ever seen. As time passes by, it lost its glamour, but it still has some uniqueness and magic. Besides, this show produced so many great comedians over the years and it still produces various unforgettable moments every year.

10. Mad Men (2007 – 2015) 

IMDB RATING

8.6

  • DEBUTED:2007
  • FINALE: 2015
  • TYPE: DRAMA

This show consistently earned critical acclamation. Very few series in the history of TV series earned such rave reviews like this. The whole seven seasons of this period drama were full of appraisals and accolades. Moreover, this show portrayed a picture that how much alcohol and cigars were abused during the 60’s era. In addition, this show helped to put AMC on a high level.

Mad Man | Most popular TV shows of all time
Mad Man | Most popular TV shows of all time

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