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TV shows that are the most successful worldwide
There's no accounting for taste, most of all when talking about tv shows. Yet, some series just get unanimous success, even worldwide. Focus on 6 tv shows that make everyone see eye to eye.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is and will stay, without a doubt, THE tv series of the last decade. Adapted from George R. R. Martin's novels, it has smashed several world records, such as being the most expensive tv show in history with the production of its 8th season, which was broadcasted in no less than 186 countries. And several prestigious awards, including 47 Emmy Awards. If the series finale didn't reach fans expectations, Game of Thrones has earned its status of cult tv show.
In 2014, the tv phenomenon led by Bryan Cranston was the most binge-watched show according to Time Magazine. Since then, Breaking Bad's popularity has been undeniable. According to Allociné, Breaking Bad is even the second best tv show of all time. The story of this father suffering from cancer who decides to become a drug magnate has captivated the entire world. And, understandably, since the show is ex-cel-lent.
This is Netflix's first big success to become this popular! The story of Eleven and the Upside Down captivated the masses worldwide. According to Netflix, in 2019, Stranger Things 3rd season was the most watched series on the platform with 64 millions views only a few weeks after its release. Incidentally, Stranger Things is still amongst the most watched tv shows according to IMDb.
If there's a tv phenomenon that seems to cross through the ages, it's Friends. The 25 year old sitcom is still considered to be one of the most cult shows by many. Its popularity is such that, according to Recode, Netflix has paid close to 100 millions dollars to keep Friends on its platform in 2019. A huge amount that proves with certainty that the hit show is still very much loved.
The Walking Dead
If The Walking Dead has lost a bit of its splendor with the seasons, losing more and more fans, it stays one of the most successful shows worldwide. In 2013, The Walking Dead was the 3rd most pirated tv series in the world according to TorrentFreak. Whatever we may think, this data was, at the time, a token of popularity. Nowadays, The Walking Dead still is a reference for numerous horror and zombie fans.
The Big Bang Theory
No one could ever doubt the success of The Big Bang Theory. The actors quickly joined the top ranks of the most paid actors in TV in 2017 according to Variety. The show was also awarded several times by People's Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards for best comedy show. Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and Raj have all marked the history of comedy.
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