Game of Thrones Was Voted Russia's Favorite Foreign TV Show

Jacob Anderson and Kit Harington in the series finale of Game of Thrones.
Jacob Anderson and Kit Harington in the series finale of Game of Thrones. / Helen Sloan/HBO

Fans have made their outrage over the final season of Game of Thrones clear. Over the last few months, they've helped influence Google search algorithms to put showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss's names at the top of the list of results for “bad writers” and even launched a petition to remake season 8 altogether—a petition that has garnered 1.6 million signatures (and counting).

Despite all of this, Game of Thrones is still one of the most popular shows around the globe. And according to The Moscow Times, the series was just voted Russia’s most beloved foreign TV show. The website reports that the Levada Center polling agency determined that Game of Thrones came out on top, with 27 percent of viewers claiming it as their favorite imported TV series (subjects could list as many shows as they wanted).

Following closely behind Game of Thrones is the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Sherlock, which took 25 percent of the vote, then the Hugh Laurie hospital drama House with 24 percent. The recent HBO hit miniseries Chernobyl and fan-favorite series Lost were also popular picks.

The poll surveyed 1608 people in more than 50 regions throughout Russia between June 27 to July 4. The results also determined that 62 percent of Russian viewers watched at least one foreign TV series, while approximately 35 percent of the respondents had never watched an imported show.