Most In-Demand Shows of 2020

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Global TV Demand Awards released its 2020 list of the most in-demand shows as determined by global demand data collected from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Here are the winners:

  • Most In-Demand TV Show In the World: Game of Thrones
  • Most In-Demand Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Most In-Demand Children’s Series: SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Most In-Demand Adult-Animated Series: Rick and Morty
  • Most In-Demand Anime Series: My Hero Academia
  • Most In-Demand Comedy Series: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Most In-Demand Documentary Series: The Last Dance
  • Most In-Demand Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Most In-Demand Historical Drama: Vikings
  • Most In-Demand Horror Series: American Horror Stories
  • Most In-Demand Reality Series: MasterChef Australia
  • Most In-Demand Superhero Series: The Flash
  • Most In-Demand Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Hmm, didn’t see Game of Thrones taking home the top award. GoT‘s online discussion, which is the criteria for the award, has substantially died down since the show ended on May 19, 2019. That includes the hate the show received and deserved from its final season. However, GoT may also have picked up a massive number of viewers who then recreated the discussion in 2020, a year after the show’s conclusion. Overall, the interest bodes well for the show’s upcoming prequel, House of the Dragon.

Tiger King would’ve been my guess for the award. It should have been Better Call Saul after its phenomenal 2020 season, but people like to complain about bad shows, don’t they?

SpongeBob still holding strong I see. No love for Dexter’s Laboratory?

I’m not sure what counts as “Variety,” but John Oliver is nauseating. Unless he is compared to Trevor Noah, of course. Assuming Bill Maher counts here, he would have been my pick. Maher generates angry headlines from both sides nearly every Saturday morning when Twitter users wake up and see his monologue from the night before.

Vikings winning the Most In-Demand Historical Drama is the list’s most surprising result. The Crown is the show we watch just so we can tweet out we are watching it and use a clever emoji, so it may be a bad measurement here.

As for next year, Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series will take GoT‘s throne. Book it.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

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