TV shows are the best parts of our evenings when it comes to relaxing, and having a nice time with our family. However, there's often a wide range to make choices from, with different television networks like The CW, Netflix, and NBC providing a whole host of series under different genres. But inevitably, we all have preferences and some shows grab our attention way more than others do. While there hasn't been a “Marvel vs DC” argument of which television network is better, TV network shows have seen a lot of attention. Looking through all the shows in 2018, debutants, reprisals or even reruns, here are the most talked-about shows this year
The American teen drama series ran for its third season late this year. The series which is based on characters of the Archie comics follows the life of its main character into the life of a small town, named Riverdale and explores the darkness behind its seemingly perfect image. After its second season concluded in May this year, fans couldn't get enough of the drama, murders, and mysteries in Riverdale. The show grew from its 1.6 million viewers in its first season to over 2.1 million in its second and is expected to make further growths by the time the third season concludes
Grey Anatomy (ABC)
ABC's Grey Anatomy is another show that made a reprisal return that got many people's attention. The show ran for its 15th season this year. The show may be on a slight decline (it was once among the overall top 10 shows in the US and highest grossing revenue shows on television) but fans are still obsessed with the show despite several changes in characters. Dominant ratings over the show's span gives credence to how much the show is loved by fans
The 100 (The CW)
Another CW television series had a lot of fans talking when it ran for its fifth season. The 100, a post-apocalyptic science fiction has been a major hit since its inception. Although there was a steady decline in its viewers for its first four seasons, the show had an average of 1.61 million viewers for its fifth season - a spike from its 1.47 million views in its fourth. So much success has the series seen with fans that it had been renewed for a sixth season.
13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
Netflix's teen drama television series, 13 Reasons Why, has received positive reviews from critics and fans but a lot of backlash too for its graphic depiction of sensitive issues like rape and suicide. However the series ran for its second season this year and even renewed for a third. Despite multiple restrictions from health professionals across different countries to demean the show's works, it still continues to thrive among its fans
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
How To Get Away With Murder is an American television drama series that centers on investigation of murders. Yeah, the name gave it away. The series is full of plot twists, suspense and thrillers, so much that it gathers a wide fan base and has a lot of people swooning over it. Although there has been a steady decline in its number of viewers from its first season, it's fourth season had an impressive count of 6.42 million viewers and it is tipped to beat that, on its ongoing fifth season.
Despite ending over a decade ago, NBC's Friends has seen a lot of viewership. Multiple reruns of the show has been broadcast in different countries. The show had been ranked among the Greatest TV shows of all time. In 2015, Netflix added high definitions of all ten seasons of the series to their streaming service. Since the show stopped airing on television in 2014, most fans have turned to Netflix to stream. Rumours of the show leaving the streaming platform in January this year sparked hysteria among fans although the information turned out to be a hoax
Money Heist (Netflix)
Spanish crime drama series, Money Heist (La Casa de papel literally ‘The Paper House’) ran for its first season and was acquired by Netflix. Garnering a lot of attention on social media, the series plot centers around a long-prepared, multiple day heist on the Royal Mint of Spain. The series is the first non-English series to run on Netflix and already had millions of fans despite it being it's first (perhaps only) season.
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Another post-apocalyptic horror television series is AMC's The Walking Dead, the show has seen a steady number of fans throughout it's nine seasons. Since its third season, the show has attracted most 18-49 year old viewers. The numbers spiked in its current season especially after the lead actor, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes died. The intense serial drama between the zombies and the survivors is a major crowd puller for the series.
Supernatural (The CW)
One of the longest running television series, Supernatural still has a wide fan base despite premiering over a decade ago. The show was renewed and ran for its fourteenth season this year. Most of its fans couldn't get enough of the ghosts, monsters, demons and other supernatural beings that were been thrown into the show. The show is still running as the brothers Dean and Sam are still busy driving back dark forces
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
American police drama sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, premiered and ran on Fox for its first five seasons. The show has received praises for its blend of serious issues with humour. Despite winning different awards and garnering over 2.5 million fans averagely for each of its season, the show was cancelled by Fox this year but was picked up the next day by NBC. The show is set to run for its sixth season from January next year, and many fans cannot seem to wait.
The Originals (The CW)
Spin-off to The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, ran for its final season this year. With many of its main cast dying in the season finale including the first original werewolf-vampire hybrid, Klaus Mikaelson, the show ended on a hardly anticipated note that got most of its fans concerned.
The Flash (The CW)
American superhero television series, The Flash, is a spinoff to The Arrow. The series is running for its 5th season this year and has garnered a larger fan base than The Arrow.