House of Cards Is the Most Popular TV Show in the World Right Now (According to IMDb)

    February 15, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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According to the IMDb MOVIEmeter, the Netflix original series House of Cards is currently the most popular TV show in the world right now.

IMDb’s MOVIEmeter is based on algorithms that determine levels of public awareness and interest. It takes into account IMDb pageviews and well as star ratings.

“IMDb Pro uses proprietary algorithms that take into account several measures of popularity for people and titles. The primary measure is who and what people are looking at on the public IMDb.com website. Other factors include Box office receipts and user quality votes on a scale of 1-10,” says IMDb.

According to IMDb, this doesn’t mean that House of Cards is the best TV show out there (although I can personally confirm that it’s undoubtedly one of the most addictive). It’s not a rank of that. What it does show is a ton of buzz and interest for the new political drama.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings seems delighted by the news:

Reed Hastings

Wow. House of Cards now the #1 most popular TV show in the world, according to IMDb. And I still can’t get Ted Sarandos to tell me how many millions are enjoying it on Netflix.
(image)IMDb: Most Popular TV Series With At Least 5,000 Votes
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Earlier this week, we learned from Netflix Content Chief Ted Sarandos that House of Cards is currently the most-watched program on Netflix – both in terms of total hours streamed and total viewers.

“We’re not doing ratings, [but] we’re thrilled with the numbers,” said Sarandos. “It’s the most watched thing on Netflix in every country we operate in.”

More good news for Netflix, who spent a pretty penny on this series (and who has plenty of other original series in the works).

  • http://www.TedTrent.com Ted Trent

    Absolutely LOVE IT! My new favorite series across all media platforms.

  • B J E

    If you have a taste for trash, this is absolutely the show for you. We know this goes on all the time but do you need to subject yourself to it ? I definately feel sorry for the folks that need it in their lives.this is just another way of dumbing
    You down.
    B E from kansas

  • Janet

    The plot is good enough and makes you wonder, get rid of sex scenes which are totally unnecessary.

  • Allie

    This is a wonderfully written, and well acted show. Another commenter said to remove the sex scenes. This is in the world of an HBO or Showtime show as far as being competitive with those shows. Sex is natural and a part of life, we should have more sex back in tv and movies like the 70s and 80s. There is far too much violence in tv and movies today and the sex is all removed, seems backwards to me. Great show I can’t wait for season 2!

  • Dcp

    If it’s as good as the BBC original it will be worth watching.

  • curt p

    I watched all the episodes this week and was hooked after the first one. I am a big Kevin Spacey fan and that’s what stirred my interest and his role brought the spice he had in “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” back to life. I have devoured all the episodes like a plate of “Freddies” ribs! I have to say I am a 59 yr old dude who sometimes chokes up, but the building and destruction of Peter Ruso made me sob after Francis “puts him out of his misery”! Great show and terrific acting!!! Smart move Netflix..