'Chernobyl' is the highest rated TV show ever on IMDB following season finale

'Chernobyl' is the highest rated TV show ever on IMDB following season finale

Not everyone was happy with the recent final season of HBO's endlessly popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, but that wasn't the only show they had up their sleeve. On the tail-end of the ending of that particular show, they put out a new show that had viewers absolutely riveted.

The story covers the infamous nuclear disaster, delving into the history of the incident and the impact it had on the world of politics in 1980's Ukraine. Starring Jared Harris and Emily Watson as Soviet nuclear physicists Valery Legasov and Ulana Khomyuk, and Stellan Skarsgård as Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, it was a huge hit with both fans and critics.

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Not only has the miniseries been well-received by fans looking for their latest HBO fix, but they've managed to hit the top spot on the IMDb TV rankings.

After the final episode hit the small screen, their score climbed to 9.7 out of 10, based on over 150,000 user ratings. You can see how those votes were split up in the data below, from the show's IMDb page.

imdb rankings chernobyl Credit: IMDb

This pushes it beyond many beloved and respected shows, from Breaking Bad to The Wire to The Sopranos - putting it in very good company indeed.

imdb chernobyl ratings Credit: IMDb

imdb ratings Credit: IMDb

Given that it doesn't have a second season announced, it may even stay up there - with no further episodes to potentially bring the score down.

Now, after being recommended to watch this by approximately 10,000 people, I'm going to start watching.