Top 5 Most Popular Fandoms


From books to movies to bands and everything in between, there is a fandom for everything. But which fandoms are taking the top spots among fans?

Dr. Who

5. Dr. Who

With over 5 million Facebook fans, Dr. Who has become one of the most well-known British TV shows out there. The show has gained increased popularity worldwide, and it’s continued production has increased the fandom and looks to continue that process. Hopefully they can all fit in the Tardis.

4. Lord of the Rings

Like many of the fandoms listed, Lord of the Rings began as a book series and then graced the silver screen, winning 17 Oscars in the process. Although the films marked the end of the fandom growth, there was a light at the end because of The Hobbit films crossing into the world of LOTR. All of this because of one ring. Who knew?

3. Harry Potter

7 Books, 8 Movies ad a Theme Park later, you would think Harry Potter would be the king off fandoms. However, with the book series and movies having been completed, the lack of new content has kept the fandom from growing rapidly. However, the fans can still look forward to the latest content being realeased from Rowling via Pottermore, the Fantastic Beasts film and Hogwarts coming to California. Is the Harry Potter fandom still alive? Always.

2. Hunger Games and Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games film franchise currently has over 22 million Facebook fans, and the fandom has already created a large fan base for the actress Jennifer Lawrence as well. With 3 books and 4 movies, with one film not released until November 2015, the fandom lives strong in anticipation for what is to come.

1. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is one of the most watched TV shows currently. Although it’s Facebook followers are below The Hunger Games (14 million), GoT makes up for it with the original books having sold over 15 million copies worldwide and translated into 40 different languages. The TV show has also had great success winning Emmy’s and having 10.3 million viewers per episode.

Special Extra: Star Wars

I would personally like to add Star Wars to this list because, while the fandom is standing strong, the force is strong with the new films bring in new fans to the dark side. I know, lots of terrible puns, but the fandom can experience a great deal of growth with these new adaptations, thus making it possible to move onto the top 5 list in the future.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Ariel Klay says:

    May I modestly suggest you consider Trekkies who helped keep a franchise alive that nearly died many times over. Say what you will about the quality of the last two films, it was the fans who kept Star Trek going.


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