‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Officially the World’s Most-Discussed TV Show of 2018
If RuPaul knows what’s good for him, he should prepare to dodge a dragon or two. His show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, has done what many thought was unthinkable (or at least a lot of non-queer people did) — according to Reddit, Drag Race is the most-discussed show on television in 2018, beating HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Today saw Reddit release its annual list of the most-discussed TV programs of 2018, and RuPaul’s Drag Race sat square at the top, with 8.8 million unique visitors to its subReddit throughout the year.
Entertainment Weekly notes this is the first time Game of Thrones hasn’t had that first-place slot since 2011. This year it had 7.7 million visitors to its subReddit. (It should be noted, though, what a feat that second-place honor is considering Game of Thrones had no new episodes in all of 2018.)
Other shows making the list of most-discussed TV series in 2018 include Rick and Morty, South Park, The Bachelor, Westworld and Stranger Things.
Here are the most-discussed TV shows from 2018, according to Reddit:
1. 8.8M uniques on r/RuPaulsDragRace
2. 7.7M uniques on r/GameofThrones
3. 5.9M uniques on r/RickAndMorty
4. 5.7M uniques to r/Westworld
5. 4.3M uniques on r/StrangerThings
6. 4.2M uniques on r/SouthPark
7. 4.0M uniques to r/BoJackHorseman
8. 2.3M uniques on r/TheBachelor
2018 has been a landmark year for RuPaul’s Drag Race, which took home X Creative Arts Emmys this year, and Primetime Emmys for Best Reality Competition and for RuPaul himself as Best Reality Competition Host. In 2018 alone, Drag Race aired a third season of All Stars in January, and its 10th season in June. This Friday, Dec. 7, will see its first ever Christmas special, and the Friday after, Dec. 14, will see the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4.