Adweek's 2018 TV Hot List: The Year's Biggest and Buzziest Shows, Networks and Personalities

From The Big Bang Theory to Atlanta, ABC to Netflix

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In the era of Peak TV, the degree of difficulty is higher than ever for shows and networks as they try to make an impact with viewers. That’s what makes this year’s TV Hot List winners so impressive, as the list reveals all the ways the industry is changing—from Netflix taking up all the oxygen (and much of the top talent like Adweek’s TV Creator of the Year Kenya Barris) in the TV space to megamergers like the Discovery-Scripps union that put Adweek’s TV Executive of the Year Kathleen Finch in charge of 11 networks—and how much it’s stayed the same, from the continued resilience of broadcast shows like The Big Bang Theory to the revival of many of our favorite shows from the past, like Queer Eye and Murphy Brown.

Show of the Year
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

The CBS comedy juggernaut, which is now in its 12th and final...



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