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The most popular TV on Tumblr in 2016 included 'Supernatural' and Kylie Jenner


By Haley Velasco, Freelance journalist

December 16, 2016 | 4 min read

Tumblr, the digital platform that Yahoo bought for $1bn in 2013, released its fourth annual “Year in Review,” which looks at the trending topics in categories such as the most popular movies, actresses, memes and more.

"The Friendly Caterpillar" - 2016 ‘Year in Review,’ according to Tumblr

"The Friendly Caterpillar" - 2016 ‘Year in Review,’ according to Tumblr

Through an analysis of millions of posts on Tumblr, founded in NYC in 2007, the lists were created by looking into the year’s biggest happenings in pop culture according to Tumblr’s massive community.

"Tumblr is home to some of the most shareable, creative, and buzzworthy content that often drives the conversations happening across the internet," said Amanda Brennan, Senior Content Insights Manager at Tumblr. "Our 2016 Year in Review provides a glimpse into the people, cultural moments and ideas that resonated most with the millions of young, expressive and engaging Tumblr users.”

Some of the top picks in the TV categories include:

Top Animated TV Shows:

  • Steven Universe
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Gravity Falls
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Adventure Time
  • Rick and Morty
  • South Park
  • Wander Over Yonder

Top Live Action TV Shows

  • Supernatural
  • The 100
  • Game of Thrones
  • Shadowhunters
  • The Walking Dead
  • Teen Wolf
  • Big Brother 18
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Doctor Who
  • Sherlock

Top Actors:

  • Sebastian Stan
  • Chris Evans
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Adam Driver
  • Misha Collins
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Dylan O'Brien
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

Top Actresses:

  • Alycia Debnam-Carey
  • Daisy Ridley
  • Eliza Taylor
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Margot Robbie
  • Kate McKinnon
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Zendaya
  • Emma Watson
  • Kristen Stewart

Top Reality Stars:

  • Kylie Jenner
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Amber Rose
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Cardi B
  • Katya Zamolodchikova
  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • Blac Chyna
  • Maddie Ziegler
  • Adore Delano

Highlights from the list include Alycia Debnam-Carey and Eliza Taylor, from the CW’s “The 100,” who dominated the list of top actresses; “The 100” which took one of the top spots of live action TV, beating out “Game of Thrones” and The Walking Dead; Stan Sebastian snagged the No. 1 spot from Chris Evans for top actor; Beyonce’s “Lemonade” came out ahead of Taylor Swift’s “1989” for top album.

You can find the rest of the 23 categories from 2016 here.

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