But when it comes to Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social engagement, it turns out it's another show that's caught the wind of praise, speculation and gossip.
Andrew Lincoln stars as law enforcer Rick Grimes in a post-apocalyptic world
According to data aggregator Starcount, it's 'The Walking Dead', AMC's hit zombie drama (starring our very own British export, Andrew Lincoln (Remember Egg in 'This Life'? That's him) that's come out on top. It was the most popular TV series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram this year after the series gained more than 7 million new followers across the three networks.
And it was the winner by quite a fat margin, too. Behind 'The Walking Dead' were a trio of shows which were each liked by over 2.5 million new fans on Facebook this year; 'Breaking Bad', 'American Horror Story' and 'Game of Thrones'.
See who else made the list on the infographic below... and let us know if there's a big show you think has been overlooked!