What We’re Watching [Trending]

What We’re Watching [Trending]

There’s all different kinds of TV shows out there: dramas, comedies, thrillers, and the popular ones keep changing. Is there a trend emerging? Do we more often watch sitcoms than we do post-apocalyptic shows, or vice versa?

We’ve done some investigating to find out. We analyzed the genres of the top 30 shows for 2015 and 2010:

Year

Show

Genre

Year

Show

Genre

2015

Mad Men

Drama

2010

Modern Family

Comedy

Orphan Black

Thriller

Mad Men

Drama

OITNB

Crime Drama

30 Rock

Comedy

The Americans

Crime Drama

Daily Show With John Stewart

Comedy

Bates Motel

Thriller

Boardwalk Empire

Crime

Waking Dead

Post-Apocalyptic

Lost

Drama

Game Of Thrones

Drama

Community

Comedy

Downton Abbey

Drama

Breaking Bad

Drama

Hannibel

Horror

Parks And Recreation

Comedy

American Horror Story

Horror

Doctor Who

Scifi

Lost Girl

Drama

Colbert Report

Comedy

Sons Of Anarchy

Drama

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Comedy

True Detective

Crime Drama

HIMYM

Comedic Drama

Doctor Who

Scifi

Friday Night Lights

Drama

Homeland

Crime Drama

Walking Dead

Post-Apocalyptic

Fargo

Crime Drama

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Comedy

Sleepy Hollow

Drama

Fringe

Crime

Sherlock

Mystery

The Office

Comedy

Supernatural

Thriller

Dexter

Crime

Once Upon A Time

Fantasy

Big Bang Theory

Comedy

House Of Cards

Drama

Bored To Death

Comedy

Boardwalk Empire

Crime

Eastbound And Down

Comedy

Green Arrow

Drama

Family Guy

Comedy

The 100

Post-Apocalyptic

Being Human

Scifi

Hemlock Grove

Thriller

Tonight Show With Connan O'Brien

Comedy

New Girl

Comedy

Sherlock

Mystery

Grimm

Fantasy

Glee

Drama

American Dad

Comedy

Futurama

Comedy

The Following

Crime

Parenthood

Comedy

Criminal Minds

Crime

The Simpsons

Comedy

 

Here’s what we uncovered:

The most popular TV shows in 2010 were comedic. We wanted to laugh, and TV gave us lots of it!

 

Top 30 shows in 2015

In 2015, however, our favorite shows are a bit more diverse. Much fewer comedy fixes are compensated by increased crime, drama, and thrills.

Think these trends will continue with risingly popular programs like “Night of” and “Stranger Things,” or is there something worth ROFLing down the road?


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