10 Most Popular Tv Shows of all Time (Updated: September 2023)

most popular tv shows of all time - 2023

Whether it is comedy, crime, fantasy or animation. We have got a list of the most popular tv shows of all times for you to watch in 2023 on Ott platforms. Revive your memories, and cherish the beautiful moments with your family and friends. We at wikbiotv.com have gathered information about the top and most popular tv shows based on the viewership and rating available across IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and TMDB.

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1) Friends

friends tv series - best tv show to watch in 2023
Release Date1994
Seasons/Episodes10 Seasons/234 Episodes
GenreComedy, Romance
IMDB Rating8.9/10
Streaming PartnerNetflix (UK, India), Netflix Basic with Ads (UK), Max (US), Amazon, TBS (US), Spectrum (US), Apple Tv

Friends is the most popular tv show which has been favourite across all generations. This popular sitcom was first released in 1994 in US. Since then it has been streamed millions of times over the internet. The series received a rating of 8.9/10 on IMDB and got a score of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. As the name suggests it is the story of six friends and their misadventures of their work and love life. Seeing the immense popularity of its first season, the makers of the show decided to renew the series and currently there are 10 seasons available on Netflix.

2) Supernatural

supernatural - Popular television show
Release Date13 September 2005
Seasons/Episodes15 Seasons/327 Episodes
IMDB Rating8.4/10
Streaming PartnerAmazon Prime Video (India), Netflix (US), Apple Tv (US), Vudu (US), TNT (US), Spectrum (US)

This is a fantasy show directed by Robert Singer. It was released in 2005 in the United States. Supernatural is the story of two boys, who lost their mother to some demonic creature. Afterwards, they were trained by their father so that they can fight the evil. The series is hugely popular among people. The show received a rating of 8.4/10 on IMDB and got a score of 93% on rotten tomatoes.

3) Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the middle - best tv show all time
Release Date2000
Seasons/Episodes7 Seasons/151 Episodes
GenreComedy, Sitcom, Family Friendly
IMDB Rating8.2/10
Streaming PartnerHulu (US), Spectrum (US), Disney + Hotstar (India), Disney+ (UK, US)

Malcolm in the middle is the Emmy awards winning series which broadcasted in 2000 on Fox television. The sitcom is about a boy called ‘Malcom’ and his dysfunctional family which is unable to fit into the society. The show received critical acclaim and several awards in various categories. Malcom in the Middle is currently streaming on Disney Plus and Amazon Prime in the US, and Disney plus Hotstar in India.

4) The Simpsons

The Simpsons - best tv series of all time
Release Date1989
Seasons/Episodes34 Seasons/ 751 Episodes
GenreSitcom, Animation
IMDB Rating8.7/10
Streaming PartnerDisney Plus (US), Disney Hotstar (India), Direct Tv (US), Apple Tv (US)

The Simpsons is an animated sitcom tv series that shows the American lifestyle, society and culture. The show was created by Matt Groening. The first season of Simpsons telecasted back in 1989 on Fox television. We know it is generations old, however there is a huge fan following of this show. After the grand success of the show makers renewed the series and now we have 34 seasons listed on Disney Plus and Disney Plus Hotstar Ott platform. The show has won one Emmy award and several nominations. As of now ‘The Simpsons’ has 750 episodes, 21 minutes each.

5) Game of Thrones

game of thrones - the best tv series on ott in September 2023
Release Date2011
Seasons/Episodes8 Seasons/ 73 Episodes
GenreAction, Adventure, Drama
IMDB Rating9.2/10
Streaming PartnerMax (US), Jio Cinema (India), Primevideo (US), Spectrum (US)

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular tv shows in history. The first episode of the Game of Thrones was telecasted in 2011 on HBO. The show is about the nine families who want to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. As of now there are 73 episodes and 8 seasons, while the last and 8th season arrived in 2019. Watch Games of Thrones all eight seasons on HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and if you are based in India you can watch it on Jiocinema app with premium subscription.

6) The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory - top popular tv show
Release Date2007
Seasons/Episodes12 Seasons/ 279 Episodes
GenreAction, Adventure, Drama
IMDB Rating8.2/10
Streaming PartnerHBO Max (US), Prime Video (India), Apple Tv (US)

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom tv series which aired its first episode in 2007 on CBS. The show revolves around five characters who share an apartment in Pasadena, California. The show was produced by Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. The show received Emma award along with other awards for its outstanding comedy series. The series has 12 seasons and 279 episodes, each episode is approx. 22 minutes long. The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular comedy series that received an IMDB rating of 8.2/10. Watch it on HBO Max with a paid subscription of $9.99 per month or on Amazon. If you are residing in India you can stream all 12 seasons on PrimeVideo with 30 days free trial.

7) Seinfeld

Seinfeld - Most popular tv show
Release Date1989
Seasons/Episodes9 Seasons/ 180 Episodes
IMDB Rating8.9/10
Streaming PartnerApple Tv, Netflix (UK, US, India)

If you love watching comedy shows then Seinfeld is one comedy series you can’t avoid. Released back in 1989, the sitcom has been hugely popular worldwide. The series is about a standup comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his NewYork friends who shares the daily tidbit of their life. Seinfeld is one of the most watched television shows in 90’s era. The show top the charts on IMDB with a rating of 8.9 out of 10, based on 3,39,000 votes. Watch this most loved American comedy series on Amazon and Netflix.

8) Family Guy

Family Guy - Best tv series on Ott - updated in September 2023
Release Date1999
Seasons/Episodes21 Seasons/409 Episodes
GenreComedy, Animation
IMDB Rating8.2/10
Streaming PartnerHulu (US), Apple Tv (US), Disney + Hotstar (India), Prime Video (Season 10-21, India)

Family Guy is an adult animation series released on 31st January 1999 in United States of America. The series is about the adventures of the Griffin family who have three kids and a dog. Stewie is a brilliant but sadistic kid, Meg is an unpopular girl in town, while Chris is passionate for movies and Brian who is much more than a pet. Family Guy gained huge popularity over a period of time, therefore makers of the show renewed season after season and as of September 2023 there are 22 seasons. The series is currently streaming on Disney Plus, Fox, Hulu and Netflix. The show received an IMDB rating of 8.2/10 based on 3,55,000 votes.

9) Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders - Most popular tv show in the United States in 2023
Release Date2013
Seasons/Episodes6 Seasons/36 Episodes
GenreCrime, Drama
IMDB Rating8.8/10
Streaming PartnerNetflix (India, US, UK), BBC i Player (UK), Sky (UK)

Peaky Blinders is the British period crime drama series which exploits the Peaky Blinders fictional gang during the first world war. The series is about the gangsters who used to sew razor blades on their caps. The show is created by Steven Knight. It has 6 seasons and 36 episodes in total. Each episode is of 57 minutes. The show has an IMDB rating of 8.8/10 with over 6,05,000 votes.

10) Modern Family

Modern Family - Most popular tv show of all time for all generations.
Release Date2007
Seasons/Episodes12 Seasons/Episodes
GenreComedy, Romance
IMDB Rating8.2/10
Streaming PartnerNetflix (UK, India), Prime Video (UK, India, US), Sky (UK), Apple Tv (UK), Max (US)

Set follows the story of three different families based in LosAngeles interrelated with each other through their ancestors. As the name suggests the show is the about the modern extended families and their day to day life. Modern Family is the comedy drama series has 11 seasons in total with 250 episodes. The show telecasted its first episode in 2009 on ABC tv in the US. Currently, the whole series is available for streaming on OTT platforms such as Disney plus and Star+.