The year 2020 was an exciting one for fans of TV and film alike.
The slate of major releases is just getting underway, and a ton of movies have been announced to add to that mix.
With the calendar full of new releases, it’s no wonder that many of us are eagerly anticipating the year to come.
Here are the best TV shows and movies of 2020, which is what we’ve been talking about for the last few years.
The Bachelor (ABC) A year ago, The Bachelor was the most watched show on TV.
That has not changed, and with more than 600 million viewers tuning in to watch a reality competition in which a group of people compete to become the next Bachelor, the show has proven to be the most successful scripted series in recent memory.
It’s also been a hit with fans.
ABC’s second season saw a 1.7 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, the most of any show in the first season.
It also had the highest viewership of any scripted show in a year.
That is a solid year-to-year increase, and the show is continuing to build momentum for the fall.
In the final season of its run, the series will take its place in the Top 10 for the third time in five years.
The Following (FOX) This season of The Following was the highest rated season in the series’ history, averaging 4.4 million viewers.
The show is being rebranded as The Following: The Complete Third Season.
The series’ fourth season premieres on March 17.
The following season of the show was also the highest-rated in the history of the series.
The finale of season four saw a 0.8 rating/6 share in 18-34, up from 0.7/4 in the season premiere.
The Exorcist (FOX/Syfy) The Exocet series is a supernatural thriller that follows a couple of doctors, an exorcist named Jack and a former nun, as they search for their lost son.
This season’s finale was the show’s highest-rating to date, averaging a 0 and a 2.8 in the 18-to 49-year-old demo.
UnREAL (ABC, Syfy) This series is about a group from a small town who find themselves stuck on a remote island.
The first season was critically acclaimed and has garnered a ton for Syfy, including four Emmy nominations.
UnReal: The Next Generation (FOX, Syf) UnREal: The Sequel is a spin-off of the first UnREality and features all-new characters and a completely new storyline.
The cast includes Jennifer Grey, John C. Reilly, David Cross, Sam Shepard, David Tennant, and J.J. Abrams.
It stars Jane Espenson as a young woman named Sarah who is trapped on a deserted island, and Peter Stormare as an ex-military officer named James who becomes a member of the island’s cult.
The original UnREals ran from 2004 to 2011.
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) The FX series, which was a smash hit, returned for its fourth season with a 1-1.2 rating/5 share in the adults 18, 18- to 49-day demos, down a tick from its season premiere of 1.5/5.
The Season 4 premiere saw an uptick in 18–49 adults, but it was also up 0.2 from last year’s season premiere in the demo.
The new season will be released on Friday, February 26.
The Walking Dead (AMC) This zombie series was a hit in the spring and summer of 2020 with a 2-1 rating in the key demo and a 1 million viewers for its premiere episode.
Season 5 is set to premiere on May 18.
House of Cards (Netflix) This House of Card series is set in the fictional world of Downton Abbey.
The second season was an impressive 1.4 rating/4 share in its 18-24 demographic, and Season 6 will be its first season since 2015.
The Legend of Korra (IDW) The new series from The Legend Of Korra creator and Nickelodeon animation director Justin Lin, which has been renewed for a second season, debuted in the April-June timeframe with an average of 1 million total viewers.
The Flash (CW) The CW has renewed its Flash comic for a fourth season, and this time the show will be focused on Barry Allen, a young hero who finds himself the center of a worldwide conspiracy.
The DC Comics adaptation has a new lead actor and is expected to premiere this fall.
The Muppets (ABC/NBC) This is the only sitcom in the showrunner-driven, live-action series that has yet to be renewed for