For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked 1,000 of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.
We’re examining our readers’ binge preferences in this year’s survey, and we asked which shows you’re most likely to press play on again and again and again. The answers run the gamut from long-running series with hundreds of episodes that you’ve watched 50 times or so to shows in their first couple of seasons (with many fewer episodes), plus all that binge-goodness in between.
You’re probably not going to binge The Office in the same way you’re going to re-watch Game of Thrones, but both series made the top five. Stranger Things topped the list, with a pretty even split between men and women and all age demographics.
Women tended to prefer shows like Downton Abbey (16 percent of women vs. 5 percent of men) and Lucifer (14 percent vs. 7 percent), while men went for The Mandalorian (33 percent vs. 19 percent) and Breaking Bad (31 percent vs. 18 percent). The biggest generational split? That would be The Office — 22 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds picked the NBC sitcom versus only 2 percent of the 55 and over crowd. Conversely, 21 percent of the 55+ demographic chose Downton Abbey versus just 4 percent of the 18-34 demo.
Plenty of network sitcoms made the list, but prestige cable dramas also scored many spots on the list. The oldest series is Friends, while the newest entry is Amazon’s meta comic book series The Boys.
Check out the list below and let us know if your favorites rank where you think they should.