Worst TV show released the year you were born

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Maybe you know what television shows aired the year you were born. But do you know what makes a show bad enough to be labeled the worst show of an entire year? Maybe it’s subpar acting, unbelievable plotlines, amateur production value, horrible writing, sensationalism or some combination of these things.

Stacker analyzed IMDb data on the lowest-rated TV shows of all time and ranked the #1 worst for each year. To qualify, the show had to have an IMDb user rating and a premiere date in the year given. For shows before 1990, a minimum threshold of 250 votes was used. For shows past 1990, the minimum vote threshold was 1,000. Data were included from IMDb/Metacritic up through Dec. 16, 2020.

Keep reading to see which of your favorite shows (or the shows you loved to hate) made the top slot for one of the last 70 years.


Stacker compiled a list of the worst television shows from the year you were born using data from IMDb/Metacritic current as of Dec. 16, 2020. For more galleries visit <a href="https://thestacker.com" target="_blank">Stacker </a>.