There has been an ever increasing popularity of English TV series in India, over the years. The primary reason being the thirst of watching content, laced with good quality, and differing genres. Below is a list of top 10 most popular English television series in India. The compilation has been done by emphasizing on the shows which are ongoing and BARC ratings data. Since torrent downloads speaks of the craze and of the shows, those inputs have also been weighed in.
A political thriller based on the Israeli series ‘Prisoners of War’, Homeland airs on Star World India. The show has unanimously received huge acclaim and won several awards including a Prime time Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards for outstanding television series drama. After completing five seasons, the sixth season is expected to premiere in January 2017. And much to the delight of its Indian fans, Nikhil Advani will be directing a show based on it for Star TV network.
9. Grey Anatomy
It is a popular medical American series that has been exploring the lives of surgeons for over a decade now. It airs on Star World India and the content is edited to suit Indian audiences.
8. The Flash
The scarlet speedster fortified his place in hearts of Indian audiences, especially the youth, at the speed the world knows him for. This is one of the highest rated shows of the CW, despite in air for only two seasons. For Indian audiences, it airs on Colors Infinity, and thanks to the show, their overall TRPs have boosted significantly. The third season is set to premiere on October 4, 2016.
The intriguing premise of this legal drama centers on the talented college dropout Mike Ross, who despite never attending law school, works as a law associate for Harvey Specter. The series is ongoing and its overwhelming success and large viewership can be speculated from the fact that on August 3, 2016, it was renewed for a seventh season. And every season has continually met with good reception.
6. The Vampire Diaries
It is a supernatural teen drama based on the popular book of the same name. The story follows when a teenage-girl falls in love with a 162 year old vampire. It airs on Zee Café in India. After a successful run of seven seasons, on July 23, 2016 it was announced that the show’s 8th season slated for a premiere in fall of 2016, will be the last season. The show has won numerous Teen Choice and People’s Choice awards.
This is one of the most popular crime dramas on television right now. Even before airing, this show had well found establishments owing to its titular credits. This show offers what many few others of the similar genre have dared to. It tells the origin stories of Batman and the villains of Gotham, with James Gordon as the central character. The show is slated for a 3rd season premiere on September 19, 2016.
4. How I Met Your Mother
This sitcom is renowned for its unique structure and eccentric humor, this show has accumulated a cult following over the years, and especially, in India. Although, the series concluded in 2014, it still shows as a recurring series in India, to good ratings. It received 28 Emmy awards nominations during its run, out of that, winning nine.
3. Modern Family
Three modern-day families dealing with their kids, this mockumentary show has diverse characters possessing admirable qualities; this family sitcom is one of the most loved English television series in India. It has been renewed for a 8th season, which is set to premiere in the fall of 2016.
2. The Big Bang Theory
This acclaimed sitcom is not just popular in India, it is loved globally and its enormous ratings are a testimony of the same. The writers are inarguably the soul of the show, the characters have been developed meticulously and the casting is just impeccable. The show has been renewed for the 10th season and is slated for a premiere in September, 2016.
1. Game of Thrones
Set in the mythical land of Westeros, this hit HBO drama series has taken the entire globe under its web of obsession, and the same couldn’t be truer for India. However, it still hasn’t find a place on Indian television channels due to its excessive and frequent explicit content, anyone who is into watching television series, Game of Thrones is on the top of the list of everyone. But lately, Hotstar has taken the mettle to air the episodes. It is the most pirated series in India and all across the world too. Come summer 2017, the highly anticipated Winter is Coming!