IMDb’s list of Top 10 TV shows will surprise you

When you think of the Top 10 TV shows of all time, what comes to mind?

“The Sopranos”? “Breaking Bad”? “Game of Thrones”?

Would it surprise you to learn that only one of those shows made to the Top 10 TV shows of all time, as ranked by more than 80 million registered users of

Only “Breaking Bad” cracked the Top 10 on IMDb – the Internet Movie Database. It finished an impressive No. 4 overall.

“Game of Thrones” just missed out, finishing out at No. 11. That’s still good, considering how fans loathed the final season of the HBO fantasy drama.

The acclaimed mob drama “The Sopranos” starring James Gandolfini ranked No. 15, behind such animated shows as “Rick and Morty” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

Scripted shows only made up four slots in the Top 10 – with the highest ranking, the World War II-set miniseries “Band of Brothers,” coming in at No. 3.

Viewers who rely on the site really love their documentaries. Six of the ten slots go to documentaries. Scripted shows took the other four slots.

David Attenborough’s “Planet Earth II” ranks at No. 1.

The No. 2 show? Attenborough’s “Planet Earth.”

Attenborough is the big winner on this list. He also narrates “Blue Planet II” (No. 7) and “Our Planet” (No. 9). IMDb users seem to trust his nature work.

“The Last Dance,” about basketball superstar Michael Jordan, is the only 2020 series making it on the list, ranking at No. 8.

The full top 10 list:

    1. Planet Earth II (2016)
    2. Planet Earth (2006)
    3. Band of Brothers (2001)
    4. Breaking Bad (2008)
    5. Chernobyl (2019)
    6. The Wire (2002)
    7. Blue Planet II (2017)
    8. The Last Dance (2020)
    9. Our Planet (2019)
    10. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)