Reddit’s Most Popular TV Shows in 2018 (With No New ‘Game of Thrones’)

Westeros’ off-year sees HBO series drop from No. 1 slot for the first time since its 2011 debut

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Reddit released its year-in-review data Tuesday, revealing that for the first time since “Game of Thrones” premiered in 2011, there’s a new TV show sitting on the online discussion community’s Iron Throne: “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

RuPaul’s VH1 drag competition series got 8.8 million unique views in 2018. But what is dead may never die, because the “Game of Thrones” subreddit was still so active the show came in second place on Reddit’s list of 2018’s most popular television subreddits, with 7.7 million unique views.

Following “Game of Thrones” and “Drag Race” at third place was Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” (5.9 million) and HBO’s “Westworld” (5.7 million).

Here is a chart showing the comments averaged monthly on the “Game of Thrones” subreddit since 2011, courtesy of Reddit:

Game of Thrones Reddit

The site predicts the “Game of Thrones” community will likely eclipse 2 million uniques a month next year, as the show returns for its eighth and final season in April 2019. That would put it ahead of any previous year’s activity.

See below for a list of the most popular TV subreddits for 2018, in terms of unique views, according to Reddit’s Best of 2018 data.

8.8M uniques on r/RuPaulsDragRace
7.7M uniques on r/GameofThrones
5.9M uniques on r/RickAndMorty
5.7M uniques on r/Westworld
4.3M uniques on r/StrangerThings
4.2M uniques on r/SouthPark
4.0M uniques on r/BoJackHorseman
2.3M uniques on r/TheBachelor