Over the years, we have been blessed with some great television programming. With the rise of streaming sites, there seems to be even more great programming to choose from. Every year fans and rating systems show us which shows are the most-watched, and these hit shows are so popular they are remembered and adored for years to come. Here is a historical snapshot of some of the most popular hit TV shows fans refuse to forget over the years. Whether you are looking for something to binge-watch or looking back at the TV greats, these are some of the highest-rated TV shows in history.
While this show is still pretty popular today, when it was released in 1989, Seinfeld was easily the most-watched and highest-rated show in the US. When Jerry Seinfeld was allowed to excel in his comedy career by creating his own show, he jumped at the opportunity and went all in.
With his friend Larry David, Seinfeld produced an American sitcom that ran for nine seasons and quickly caught the attention of the American public, establishing itself easily in the market.
Game of Thrones
Despite the disappointing 8th and final season, Game of Thrones had an incredible fan following. Not only were the books extremely popular, but the show brought in millions of viewers each week. The show was so popular that it has become an important part of popular culture, inspiring memes other shows and even other books.
The show followed the lives of 9 noble families as they waged war and fought for control of the kingdoms. From Hodor’s heroic death to the time Arya shocked everyone and killed the Night King, the shows shocking twists were some of the most talked-about events.
Breaking Bad is just one of those shows you have to see. It’s perfect for binge-watching, and the fantastic storyline will keep you glued to your screen for hours on end. The show follows the adventures of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns drug kingpin to pay for his cancer treatment.
As straight-laced Walter wonders perilously into the world of drugs, gangs, and illegality, he is accompanied by a former student who gave up his future for a life of crime. Together, Walter and his sidekick battle the law and some of the largest cartels to sell their product. The show had a dramatic ending, and since its conclusion has led to the creation of multiple spin-off shows.