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24th May 2019

Chernobyl is now the highest rated TV show on IMDb beating Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad

Alan Loughnane

Have you watched it?

HBO and Sky Atlantic’s new show Chernobyl has only aired for three weeks in the UK so far, with the mini-series having a total of only five episodes.

But it certainly seems to have struck a chord with fans, since it has managed to secure a higher rating on IMDb than Planet Earth 2, Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones.

Chernobyl has become the top rated TV show on IMDb with a rating of 9.5 while over on Rotten Tomatoes, it also holds a rating of 96%.

Planet Earth 2 previously held the IMDb gong.

Chernobyl talks about the early hours of 26 April 1986, when a safety test on a reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet state of Ukraine went catastrophically wrong.

Detailing the 1986 disaster, HBO and Sky Atlantic’s five-part mini-series dramatises the story of the nuclear accident, considered to be one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from an unimaginable disaster.