Chernobyl becomes highest-rated TV series of all time on IMDb – but what else made the top 10?

Harrowing drama is more revered than beloved television heavyweights

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 05 June 2019 08:11 BST
Chernobyl: Official Trailer (2019)

Chernobyl has overtaken a number of the most acclaimed shows in history to become the highest-rated TV show of all time.

Since beginning on HBO and Sky Atlantic earlier this month, the drama – focused on the Soviet Ukraine’s devastating nuclear disaster of 1986 – has stunned critics and audiences alike.

The show, which has just ended with its fifth episode, currently sits at the top of IMDB’s poll compiling the greatest TV shows, with a staggering score of 9.7 out of ten.

But what shows has it beaten to earn the feat? Below is the top ten highest-rated scripted TV shows of all time on IMDb – not including documentaries such as Blue Planet, The Vietnam War or Cosmos.

Scroll through the below gallery to find out.

You can find the full list here.

Over on Metacritic, though, Chernobyl sits below shows including Twin Peaks, The Leftovers and Fleabag.

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