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Dec 15, 2016 12:12 PM EST

Forbes' List of the 10 Best New TV Shows of 2016 Made Fans Angry; List Didn't Include British TV Series


Forbes just released its 10 Best New TV Shows of 2016 list and fans are not too pleased about it. That's because it failed to include a specific British show that made waves of headlines this year. While Stranger Things lands a spot in the list, this specific other Netflix series about the world's favorite British royal family didn't even earn a runner up recognition.

Forbes List Calculated Viewer Count and Critics Reception

The list wasn't made to start a war on the comments section of the report. The reporter claimed that it's difficult to choose specifically because this year there were 450 scripted shows produced for TV. Moreover, the writer didn't elaborate on why his top 10 TV shows were included in the list.

Forbes listed NBC's "The Good Place", HBO's "Westworld", NBC's "This Is Us", HBO's "The Night Of", Netflix' "Stranger Things", FX "The Americans", HBO's "Game of Thrones", AMC's "Better Call Saul", FX' "Atlanta", and FX' "The People v. O,J. Simpson: American Crime Story". The ranking of the TV shows was according from the least to the best.

The TV shows mentioned above were ranked from the least to the best. They were judged according to their great critic reception over than the number of viewers they rake in per week. While some of the entries such as "Game of Thrones" beat the rest with a per episode count of 23 million viewers per week, "American Crime Story" landed the top spot on the list simply because of its greatness, which made it earn four Golden Globes nods this year.

Choosing these shows from the 450 list is like choosing the best types of pizza, Forbes reported. If these shows were judged according to the heavy works done by its producers and cast and the high viewer count, plus great critics' reception, then one show is missing.

'The Crown' Snubbed from the List

"The Crown" seems to be missing from the list. It made waves of headlines this year with its over $120 million budget. It's also well accepted by the critics and the fans. "The Crown" was nominated three times in this year's Screen Actors' Guild Awards and two times from Golden Globes, Variety reported.

But it sadly didn't make Forbes list despite all the factors that the top 10 shows mentioned above have. 

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