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FALL 2020 TV SURVEY: 25 MOST BINGEABLE SHOWS

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.

Synopsis: Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that... [More]

Synopsis: Homebakers compete in a baking competition in an effort to be crowned the winner.... [More]

Westworld (2015)
82%

#23
Synopsis: A sci-fi drama set in an Old West theme park where guests interact with automatons in scenarios that are developed,... [More]

#22
Synopsis: A New York woman struggles to adjust to life in a federal prison.... [More]

Lucifer (2016)
86%

#21
Synopsis: When the devil tires of life in Hell, he materialises in the City of Angels, where he aids the LAPD... [More]

Seinfeld (1989)
88%

#20
Synopsis: Seinfeld follows the neurotic adventures of Jerry Seinfeld and his neighbour in New York.... [More]

Community (2009)
88%

#19
Synopsis: A comedy series about an oddball group of students attending a community college in Colorado.... [More]

#18
Synopsis: A cheerleader is chosen to battle the forces of evil as she weathers the storms of young adulthood in an... [More]

Sherlock (2010)
78%

#17
Synopsis: The quirky spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic sleuth pitches him as a "high-functioning sociopath" in modern-day London. Assisting him... [More]

Mindhunter (2017)
98%

#16
Synopsis: Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.... [More]

Fleabag (2016)
100%

#15
Synopsis: A sexually-liberated, irritable woman navigates modern life in London in this comedy. Based on Phoebe Waller-Bridge's play of the same... [More]
Directed By: Tim Kirkby

Marvel's Daredevil (2015)
92%

#14
Synopsis: A blind lawyer fights crime by day in the courtroom and by night as a superhero with extraordinary senses in... [More]

#13
Synopsis: Set in the 1950s, Miriam "Midge" Maisel is a content wife and mother whose perfect life takes a sudden turn... [More]

Black Mirror (2011)
83%

#12
Synopsis: Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode... [More]

Friends (0)
78%

#11
Synopsis: One of television's top-ranked series and the recipient of numerous Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, "Friends" is a... [More]

The Boys (2019)
90%

#10
Synopsis: A fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's... [More]
Directed By: Evan Goldberg

Downton Abbey (2011)
86%

#9
Synopsis: This period drama, set in the English countryside which is centered on the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and... [More]

Schitt's Creek (2015)
93%

#8
Synopsis: A wealthy family lose their fortune and move to a dreary small town they purchased once as a joke.... [More]
Directed By: Jerry Ciccoritti

Ozark (2017)
81%

#7
Synopsis: A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles in a new place filled with dirty money.... [More]

#6
Synopsis: A mockumentary following the inner workings of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind. From the creators of... [More]

The Office (2005)
81%

#5
Synopsis: Based on the award-winning British comedy of the same name, this acclaimed sitcom is told through the lenses of a... [More]

Game of Thrones (2011)
89%

#4
Synopsis: An adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" medieval fantasies about power struggles among the... [More]

Breaking Bad (2008)
96%

#3
Synopsis: A high-school chemistry teacher learns he's dying, so he takes up a new career as a meth producer in hopes... [More]

The Mandalorian (2019)
92%

#2
Synopsis: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. "The Mandalorian" is... [More]

Stranger Things (2016)
93%

#1
Synopsis: A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a... [More]


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