Popular TV Series That the Critics Hated

Methodology

To determine the TV shows critics hated but audiences love, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data on audience and critics rating from review aggregator Metacritic, a property of Red Ventures. Television shows were ranked based on the difference between their Metascore rating, an aggregation of accredited critics ratings, and their Metacritic user rating. Metascore and Metacritic user ratings were averaged across all seasons of a television show with both a Metascore and user rating to determine an all-season average for each show.

Metascore and Metacritic user ratings were normalized using min-max normalization. TV shows with a greater difference between Metacritic user rating and critics Metascore rating were ranked higher. Only TV shows with at least 10,000 user reviews on IMDb, an online movie and TV database owned by Amazon, were considered. Data is current as of July 2022.

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