IMDb released its “Top 10 New Television Shows of 2021” reports, revealing the top titles of the year so far, based on IMDb user ratings. In addition to the popular “best of the year” Top 10 lists IMDb reveals each December, its mid-year lists offer a sneak peek at breakout titles that have most resonated with IMDb users. “We thank our expansive community of entertainment professionals, individual contributors, and other trusted sources for submitting key details of these and other series so fans can learn more, rate the titles they’ve seen and make informed viewing decisions,” the site wrote.
According to the popular movie source’s list, the top titles include Marvel Cinematic Univers’s “Loki,” “Invincible,” “It’s A Sin,” and “Mare of Easttown.” Other titles include “Resident Alien,” ”Sweet Tooth,” “Dota: Dragon's Blood,” WandaVision,” “Shadow and Bone,” “Superman and Lois.” “It’s no surprise that 'Loki,' from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is top of the list – it was ranked the Most Anticipated TV Series by IMDb customers in April ahead of its June premiere, and Tom Hiddleston’s fun and twisted performance has delivered,” said Nikki Santoro, Head of IMDb Consumer.
The data was garnered through an accumulation of user ratings on a 10-point scale. The feedback feature is accessible to all customers for all 8 million of the platform’s titles on its title page. “Several of the most-loved new shows of 2021 so far are based in the fantastical worlds of comics, science fiction, and animation, indicating that audiences are responding to the incredible and ever-increasing creativity, invention and innovation the creators are bringing to these stories and characters,” said Brian Carver, Head of Data and Licensing for IMDb.
The 10 new series and mini-series received the highest IMDb user ratings from at least 10,000 users between January and June. Viewers submit an average of over a million and a half new ratings each week and there are over one billion IMDb user ratings available to facilitate new viewers’ watching decisions. “This list celebrates the series which have been rated highest by IMDb’s broad audience of hundreds of millions of fans in the first half of 2021,” Santoro said.
Several of the most-loved new shows of 2021 so far are based in the fantastical worlds of comics, science fiction, and animation, indicating that audiences are responding to the incredible and ever-increasing creativity, invention and innovation the creators are bringing to these stories and characters.” Brian Carver Head of Data and Licensing, IMDb