IMDB’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2016: ‘Game of Thrones’ Reigns, ‘Westworld’ Enters the List

Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 9 Kit Harington
Kit Harington in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 episode 9 (Photo: Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO)

IMDB has just announced the top 10 television series of 2016 based on page views from the popular entertainment website’s visitors. Game of Thrones finished out the year as the most visited television show, marking the fifth consecutive year the HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series has held the top spot. Westworld makes it debut on the list at #4, giving HBO two of IMBD’s top 10 shows.

“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,” said Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Senior Film Editor. “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.”

“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).”

IMDb’s Top 10 TV Shows:

1. Game of Thrones

2. Stranger Things

3. The Walking Dead

4. Westworld

5. American Horror Story

6. The Flash

7. Mr. Robot

8. Orange Is the New Black

9. Vikings

10. Daredevil