The Boys is the IMDb Top Scripted TV Show of 2020; Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness and Too Hot to Handle are the Fan Favorites in the First-Ever IMDb Lists of Docuseries and Reality TV Series
Rankings Determined by IMDbPro Data on the Actual Page Views of the Hundreds of Millions of IMDb Customers Worldwide
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today unveiled the Top 10 TV Shows of 2020 and, for the first time ever, the Top 10 Docuseries and Top 10 Reality and Competition TV Series. Rather than base its annual rankings on small statistical samplings or reviews from professional critics, IMDb determines its list of most popular shows from the IMDbPro proprietary rankings of shows based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb.
IMDb Top 10 TV Shows of 2020*
- The Boys
- Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)
- The Mandalorian
- The Queen’s Gambit
- The Umbrella Academy
- The Witcher
- The Crown
* The 10 TV shows which consistently charted highest on the proprietary weekly TV rankings on IMDbPro throughout 2020. IMDbPro rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide. IMDb users can add these and other titles to their IMDb Watchlist at https://www.imdb.com/watchlist.
IMDb Top 10 Docuseries of 2020*
- Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
- The Last Dance
- Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
- The Vow
- Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
- Down to Earth with Zac Efron
- Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
- The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
*The 10 docuseries which consistently charted highest on the proprietary weekly TV rankings on IMDbPro throughout 2020. IMDbPro rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide. IMDb users can add these and other titles to their IMDb Watchlist at https://www.imdb.com/watchlist.
IMDb Top 10 Reality and Competition Series of 2020
- Too Hot to Handle
- Selling Sunset
- Love Is Blind
- The Great British Bake Off (The Great British Baking Show)
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians
- The Masked Singer
- Top Gear
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
*The 10 reality and competition series which consistently charted highest on the proprietary weekly TV rankings on IMDbPro throughout 2020. IMDbPro rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide. IMDb users can add these and other titles to their IMDb Watchlist at https://www.imdb.com/watchlist.
“Though reality TV was in its infancy when IMDb was founded 30 years ago, it’s grown enormously in terms of the diversity, scale and, in many cases, prestige of its offerings,” said Brian Carver, Head of Content and Licensing for IMDb. “We are pleased to expand our annual lists to include for the first time ever, the reality-based shows that had many of us hooked this year. We thank our worldwide community of entertainment professionals, individual contributors and other trusted sources for submitting key details of these and other reality shows so fans can learn more and make informed decisions about what to watch.”
“2020 proved to be a standout year for TV and streaming series, with an eclectic assortment of true breakout shows, turning many of these programs — including The Boys, The Queen’s Gambit, Tiger King, The Last Dance and Too Hot to Handle — into cultural moments and sending fans and professionals straight to IMDb to learn more about the stars and creators,” said Keith Simanton, Managing Editor for IMDbPro. “It’s also notable that many of the top reality programs have had exceptionally long runs, including an incredible 40 cycles of Survivor and 12 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. We celebrate these shows for their ongoing creativity and longevity, keeping fans coming back for more, year after year.”
The IMDb Best of 2020 section features a variety of additional year-end Top 10 lists as well as retrospective photo galleries, trailers, original videos (including an upcoming In Memoriam video) and other year-end coverage. To visit the IMDb Best of 2020 section, go to: https://www.imdb.com/best-of.
Also available today, IMDb has released a special episode of the Movies That Changed My Life podcast, featuring IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham. Host Ian de Borja and Needham review the top films and TV series they enjoyed throughout the year. Movies That Changed My Life is available wherever podcasts are found, including Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, www.IMDb.com/podcasts and through IMDb’s iOS and Android apps.
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