America’s Favorite TV Shows in 2022 Ranked in New Poll

​Jason Bateman created and starred in Ozark – Netflix

Despite recent setbacks, a new survey suggests that Netflix is still a heavyweight contender in the television world.

More than 2,000 American adults were surveyed by OnePoll, and each chose their favorites from among all the television series they watched in 2022.

In addition to securing the No. 1 choice with Season 4 of Ozark, Netflix represented half of the overall top ten list, as well as half of the best scripted series choices.

The streaming service did well with their new releases, too. Three of their shows—Wednesday, Mo, and Inventing Anna—appeared in the list of highest-ranked series premieres.

Although Netflix famously never reveals official viewership data for its content, the company was recently forced to disclose its biggest customer losses in almost a decade: roughly 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year and 970,000 in the second quarter.

In October, however, the company said they’d bounced back with 2.4 million new subscribers, possibly influenced by reviews of the Ozark finale in May and the conclusion of season 4 of Stranger Things in July.

The poll also reveals other trends in this year’s television landscape.

Despite actual week-to-week ratings that showed HBO’s House of the Dragon beating out Amazon Prime’s fantasy offering Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, respondents in this survey were more likely to choose Rings of Power as their favorite.

Although critics loved the Tony Gilroy-penned Andor over the rest of the Disney+ series this year, viewers surveyed were more drawn to Marvel’s She Hulk: Attorney At Law.

Out of 40 shows lauded by respondents in the poll, the broadcast TV networks only produced 4 winners—which is just 10%. A favorite show on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy, which is the network’s O.G medical drama now in its 19th season, was ranked No. 5 in Best Scripted and Best Overall Series.

CBS’s The Amazing Race, Season 33, ranked sixth in Best Unscripted Reality Series shows. And the ABC Emmy-winning sitcom Abbott Elementary (having completed two seasons) stood out among the Best New Series releases.

BEST OVERALL SHOWS OF 2022

Ozark, Season 4 (Netflix) – 8%Stranger Things, Season 4 (Netflix) – 8%Wednesday (Netflix) – 8%Yellowjackets (Showtime) – 7%Grey’s Anatomy, Season 19 (ABC) – 6%Inventing Anna (Netflix) – 6%Love is Blind, Season 3 (Netflix) – 6%The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime) – 6%The Last Movie Stars (HBO Max) – 6%Married At First Sight, Season 15 (A&E) – 6%

BEST SCRIPTED SERIES OF 2022

Ozark, Season 4 (Netflix) – 8%Stranger Things, Season 4 (Netflix) – 8%Wednesday (Netflix) – 8%Yellowjackets (Showtime) – 7%Grey’s Anatomy, Season 19 (ABC) – 6%Inventing Anna (Netflix) – 6%The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime) – 6%The Crown, Season 5 (Netflix) – 6%Yellowstone, Season 5 (Paramount Network) – 6%House of the Dragon (HBO) – 5%

BEST UNSCRIPTED/REALITY SERIES OF 2022

Love is Blind, Season 3 (Netflix) – 6%The Last Movie Stars (HBO Max) – 6%Married At First Sight, Season 15 (A&E) – 6%Love is Blind, Season 2 (Netflix) – 5%The Great British Baking Show, Season 13 (Netflix) – 5%The Amazing Race, Season 33 (CBS) – 5%Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Season 3 (Bravo) – 4%The Rehearsal (HBO) – 4%We Need To Talk About Cosby (Showtime) – 4%Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Amazon Prime) – 4%

BEST NEW SERIES OF 2022

Wednesday (Netflix) – 8%Yellowjackets (Showtime) – 7%Inventing Anna (Netflix) – 6%The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime) – 6%House of the Dragon (HBO) – 5%The Legend of Vox Machina (Amazon Prime) – 5%Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+) – 5%Mo (Neftlix) – 5%She-Hulk: Attorney At Law (Disney+) – 5%Abbott Elementary (ABC) – 5%