The 20 most popular TV shows of 2018 so far

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There is no shortage of TV to choose from these days, whether it’s catching up on the best shows of all time or the newest Netflix originals you might have missed.

To learn what shows really have people buzzing in 2018 so far, INSIDER worked with Parrot Analytics, which compiles available global data on social media, blogging, pirating, and other factors to figure out the viewer demand for shows.

Parrot assigned each series an “expressions” total that reflects average daily audience demand from all countries from January 1 to March 31, 2018 (adjusted for each country’s population).

Keep scrolling to see the 20 most popular TV shows of the year so far.

20. “Peaky Blinders” (BBC)

Average Demand Expressions: 4.04 million

This gritty drama tells the story of a crime boss navigating Birmingham, England, in the years following World War I.

The first four seasons of “Peaky Blinders” have become a hit with US audiences after moving to Netflix. A fifth season is expected from BBC sometime in 2019.

19. “The Blacklist” (NBC)

Average Demand Expressions: 4.06 million

James Spader and Megan Boone star in this mystery-driven thriller series about a high-profile criminal and an FBI agent drawn into a dangerous world of intrigue.

This NBC drama is currently airing its fifth season, scheduled to conclude in May 2018.

18. “The Grand Tour” (Amazon)

Average Demand Expressions: 4.10 million

After a dramatic departure from BBC’s “Top Gear,” Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May found a new home (and new name) for their car series.

The first two seasons of “The Grand Tour” are streaming on Amazon Prime now.

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