Ted Lasso is Apple TV’s most popular show, and it's not even close

Roy Kent Coach Beard and Ted Lasso stood on a training field
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Ted Lasso is Apple TV Plus' most popular show by far, according to new statistics revealed by JustWatch, the most extensive international streaming guide.

Sitting at the top of the most popular Apple TV original shows ranking, Ted Lasso holds 27.1% based on JustWatch's popularity score, shared with iMore this week. 

The show, which follows the American Football coach who takes the world of soccer by storm using his kindness, has just returned for season 3, which is set to be the final season of the beloved show. 

Jason Sudeikis' creation has scooped nine PrimeTime Emmys in its first two seasons and will likely add to Apple TV Plus' success at the awards later this year. 

Apple TV Plus top 10 most popular shows

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Top 10 Apple TV Plus original TV shows

Apple TV Plus has released some stellar shows over the last three years since its launch, including the Ben Stiller-produced Severance, and the hit show, The Morning Show.

In the Top 10, Severance takes the second spot behind Ted Lasso with 16.9%, and The Morning Show sits on the podium with 11.8%, followed by Foundation with 8.2%.

Severance is set to return for a much-anticipated second season which could see the show edge closer to Ted Lasso's dominance on this ranking. While the rankings are purely based on searches on JustWatch, the platform has over 30 million users and gives a good indication of what rules the roost.

With Ted Lasso ending, it'll be interesting to see what Apple has lined up on Apple TV Plus moving forward to continue the momentum of the show's popularity.

With the return of Prehistoric Planet later this year and Ridley Scott's Sinking Spring on the horizon, now is a great time to give Apple TV Plus a try. If you want to see what else the streaming platform has to offer, check out our list of the best Apple TV Plus shows.

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.

Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.

John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019. 

John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.