“13 Reasons Why” is the only Netflix series on the list. Netflix There is no shortage of TV to choose from these days, whether…
“13 Reasons Why” is the only Netflix series on the list.
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There is no shortage of TV to choose from these days, whether it’s catching up on the best shows of all time or the newest Netflix originals you might have missed .
To learn what shows have the most hype from fans, INSIDER worked with Parrot Analytics, which compiles available global data on social media, blogging, pirating, and other factors to figure out the viewer demand for shows.
Parrot assigned each series an “expressions” total that reflects average daily audience demand from all countries from April 8 to June 6,2018 (adjusted for each country’s population).
Keep scrolling to see the 20 most popular TV shows right now.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.56 million
The 28th season of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” concluded on May 20, helping mark it as the longest-running primetime entertainment show on ABC. The network renewed “AFV” for a 28th season, which will begin this October.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.59 million
Though SpongeBob and his Bikini Bottom pals are definitely still popular among TV watchers, the spike in demand expressions for “SpongeBob SquarePants” might be due to its current rise in the meme world.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.69 million
The fourth season of “Gotham” concluded in May, and Fox announced the show was going to have a fifth and final season that will likely begin this coming fall.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.78
“Riverdale” dropped slightly on our list from earlier this year, going from No. 12 to No. 17. The second season ended in mid-May, but the CW already announced a third season is on its way to fans of Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.85 million
After most of the core cast of “Once Upon A Time” left the series last year, the show’s fate was uncertain. ABC announced just last month that “Once Upon A Time” is being canceled for good after the seventh season finale aired on May 18.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.86 million
“Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D.” is one of the few shows on TV connected to the wildly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe currently dominating the box office. The fifth season wrapped up in May, and ABC plans to air a sixth season in mid-2019.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.98 million
“Supernatural” follows the story of two brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and (you guessed it) a host of other supernatural things. This popular fantasy TV series was renewed for a 14th season on the CW ahead of the 13th season finale last month.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.98 million
Unfortunately for “Lucifer” fans, the series was canceled last month. The vocal factions calling for its renewal might have contributed to it remaining on our list with demand expressions.
Average Demand Expressions: 2.98 million
“Shameless” rose three spots on our list since April. Earlier this year, “Shameless” concluded its eighth season, and has already been renewed for a ninth.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.00 million
Slipping a couple places in the popularity ranking, “Arrow” nonetheless continues to captivate fans. The sixth season of “Arrow” ended in mid-May, and it was already renewed for a seventh season.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.09 million
Dropping down from our No. 5 spot in April is the geek-culture comedy series “The Big Bang Theory.” Its 11th season just concluded, and CBS has already renewed the show for a 12th round of episodes.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.10 million
As was the case for the first quarter of the year, The CW dominates our popular TV list. The fifth season of sci-fi series “The 100” premiered at the end of April, and ends on August 7,2018. CW already renewed it for a sixth season.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.27 million
Another DC superhero show fans can’t get enough of right now is “The Flash” (which is actually a spin-off from our previous entry “Arrow). “The Flash” recently ended its fourth season, and has already been renewed for a fifth.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.36 million
This controversial Netflix series focuses on the experiences of suicide, depression, sexual assault, and drug/alcohol abuse in teenagers. “13 Reasons Why” premiered its second season on May 18. Netflix has already renewed the show for a third season.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.53 million
The anticipated second season of HBO’s sci-fi/western series premiered in mid-April, and concludes on June 24. It has already been renewed for a third season.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.57 million
The third season of this NBC crime drama series about a mysterious tattooed woman found by the FBI ended in mid-May, and it has already been renewed for a fourth season expected to air this fall.
Average Demand Expressions: 3.79 million
This hospital drama series may have a nearly unrecognizable cast from its earliest seasons due to character turnover, but “Grey’s Anatomy” is still going strong. The 14th season ended in mid-May, and it’s already been renewed for a 15th.
Average Demand Expressions: 4.36 million
“Game of Thrones” hasn’t been on air since last fall, but the popular fantasy series still dominates pop culture. The show returns for its eighth and final season sometime in 2019 (likely springtime, as we’ve guessed here).
Average Demand Expressions: 8.52 million
Rising two spots from our list earlier this year, “Vikings” comes in as the second most popular TV show right now. The fifth season of “Vikings” concluded in January, and the series has already been renewed for a coming sixth season.
Average Demand Expressions: 11.84 million
The eighth season of “The Walking Dead” came to an end in April, helping launch the post-apocalyptic series to the No.

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