A scene from the hit Max show 'Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants.'

Most popular TV shows on Max this week

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March 12, 2024
Updated on July 16, 2024

Most popular TV shows on Max this week

Back in the days of cable TV, if you didn't watch your favorite show live or make sure to record it for later, you were out of luck. However, thanks to the rise of streaming services, you can relax knowing that you can watch your favorite TV series whenever you want, wherever you want. That's certainly the case with Max, which combines the prestigious catalog of HBO with offerings from HGTV, CNN, and more. The former is one of the key benefits of Max, with subscribers getting access to popular HBO- and Max-exclusive shows as soon as they air, from the "Game of Thrones" prequel series "House of the Dragon" to the Max original comedy "Hacks."

Conversely, having access to a streamer with a lengthy catalog can help you discover excellent older shows for the first time. Have you ever wanted to know why Mr. Big moves to Paris in "Sex and the City?" Or figure out which friend from "Friends" you are? On Max, you have your chance.

If you're more interested in the series of the moment, you might be curious to see the full list of Max's top 10 most popular shows this week. Keep reading to find out which shows are included and how they rank on the list, as compiled by Stacker using data from Reelgood as of July 16, 2024. IMDb ratings and other data points were added for supplementary insights.

1 / 10
Smiling Friends

#10. Smiling Friends

- IMDb user rating: 8.5 (17K reviews)
- Seasons: 2
- Genres: Animation and Comedy
- Cast: Michael Cusack, Zach Hadel, and Marc M.
- On air: 2020-present

2 / 10
Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants

#9. Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants

- IMDb user rating: 8.2 (28 reviews)
- Seasons: 1
- Genre: Sport
- On air: 2024-present

3 / 10
The Sopranos

#8. The Sopranos

- IMDb user rating: 9.2 (480K reviews)
- Seasons: 6
- Genres: Drama and Crime
- Cast: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
- On air: 1999-2007

4 / 10
South Park

#7. South Park

- IMDb user rating: 8.7 (409K reviews)
- Seasons: 26
- Genres: Comedy and Animation
- Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Mona Marshall
- On air: 1997-present

5 / 10
The West Wing

#6. The West Wing

- IMDb user rating: 8.9 (86K reviews)
- Seasons: 7
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and Richard Schiff
- On air: 1999-2006

6 / 10

#5. Hacks

- IMDb user rating: 8.2 (43K reviews)
- Seasons: 3
- Genres: Drama and Comedy
- Cast: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, and Carl Clemons-Hopkins
- On air: 2021-present

7 / 10
The Big Bang Theory

#4. The Big Bang Theory

- IMDb user rating: 8.1 (877K reviews)
- Seasons: 12
- Genres: Comedy and Romance
- Cast: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco
- On air: 2007-2019

8 / 10
Game of Thrones

#3. Game of Thrones

- IMDb user rating: 9.2 (2M reviews)
- Seasons: 8
- Genres: Drama and Fantasy
- Cast: Kit Harington, Iain Glen, and Peter Dinklage
- On air: 2011-2019

9 / 10
Young Sheldon

#2. Young Sheldon

- IMDb user rating: 7.7 (113K reviews)
- Seasons: 7
- Genres: Family and Comedy
- Cast: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, and Lance Barber
- On air: 2017-2024

10 / 10
House of the Dragon

#1. House of the Dragon

- IMDb user rating: 8.4 (408K reviews)
- Seasons: 2
- Genres: Drama and Fantasy
- Cast: Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, and Emma D'Arcy
- On air: 2022-present

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