Friends was the No. 1 most-binged series of 2020! The comfort of sitcoms became a constant during such a stressful year as the ‘90s comedy outperformed 2019’s leader, Lucifer (No. 2), which made a triumphant return in August with the first-half of its fifth season. Sitcoms stood strong this year with other NBC favorites like Brooklyn Nine-Nine (No. 6) and The Office (No. 7), while Modern Family (No. 5) turned into a Binge Report staple following the show’s series finale in April. Additionally, another retired thirty-minute comedy, How I Met Your Mother, saw a revival this year, earning the No. 10 position.
Meanwhile, Grey's Anatomy (No. 3) never ceased to entertain with its large catalog of episodes, alongside its current seventeenth season. Netflix originals with large fanbases also thrived as the phenomenon behind Spanish crime-drama Money Heist (No. 4) prevailed in 2020, while the second season of Sex Education (No. 9) persevered months after its January release. Lastly, long-running anime series One Piece (No. 8) earned a seat at the table, becoming the first anime to be featured on our year-end report!
Get ready for 2021 programming! The debut of Wandavision, Mr. Mayor, and Superman & Lois, are coming soon in addition to several returning favorites such as Riverdale, Cobra Kai, and Dickinson. Find out what makes the top 10 in January.
Methodology: *The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in our TV Time app within a given day.
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