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Most-Watched New Shows of 2021


If we remember the good things that happened in 2021, all of the excellent shows we watched would make the list. It was a huge year for superheroes, bingeable thrillers, and obsession-worthy series. But which ones took TV Time users by storm? Check out the most-watched series that debuted in 2021 and see if your favorites made the top fifteen!

15. Invincible


The son of the most powerful superhero (and Amazon’s animated series) scored big in 2021. As Mark developed powers of his own, he discovered his father's legacy may not be as heroic as it seems…

14. Maid


The miniseries about a young mother who finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child made quite an impression on bingers.

13. Arcane


With a growing fanbase, November’s top series about two sisters fighting on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions made the cut!

12. Sweet Tooth


Based on the DC comic, this series had something for just about everyone, focusing on a half-human, half-deer boy who survives in a post-apocalyptic world with other hybrids.

11. Only Murders in the Building


The trio we didn’t know we needed! This Hulu original follows three strangers who share an obsession with true crime podcasts, and suddenly find themselves caught up in one.

10. Shadow and Bone


Action and adventure delighted in April as dark forces conspired against an orphan mapmaker after she unleashed an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

9. Fate: The Winx Saga


The anticipated live-action adaptation of Winx Club gave fans something to talk about with Bloom adjusting to life in the Otherworld and trying to control her powers.

8. What If…?


Marvel, but make it animated! This Disney+ animated series reimagined noteworthy events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and created a multiverse of infinite possibilities.

7. Who Killed Sara?


Netflix delivered this thrilling series in March, following a man framed for his sister’s murder and seeking the truth – and revenge.

6. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes teaming up in a worldwide adventure, testing their abilities and patience, kept us entertained in spring.

5. Ginny & Georgia


This Netflix series about the relationship between a 15-year-old teen and her thirty-year-old mother helped fill the Gilmore Girls void.

4. Loki


Time travel with one of MCU’s favorite villains? Yes, please. The summer debut of Loki showed us an alternate version of Loki being brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority, giving him the choice: face being erased from existence due to being a "time variant," or help stop a greater threat.

3. Lupin


The mystery series quickly became a favorite amongst TV Time users with the retelling of the classic French tale about a world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise.

2. WandaVision


Using sitcom tropes and homages, the first Disney+/Marvel miniseries to debut in 2021 was a huge hit! Plus, we were given the gift of Agatha Harkness!

1. Squid Game


Duh! Everyone’s still talking about the shocking and deadly competition of this Korean series, which is now Netflix’s biggest original series ever! Now we have to wait for Season 2…

*The “Most Watched New Shows of 2021” is based on episodes tracked in TV Time from 1/1/21-12/2/21.