Summer TV Winners & Losers: From Mighty Game of Thrones and Defenders to a Doubly Dissed Shakespeare

Summer TV Winners Losers

As summer enters its final weeks, it’s time to take stock of what burned hottest on the small screen and what plain ol’ flamed out. TV’s “winners” and “losers,” if you will.

Keep in mind that it’s hard for returning series to break from the summertime pack, short of experiencing a steep creative or ratings shift (in either direction). And there are instances where, say, Big Brother‘s winning ratings story is offset by a  snooze of a season. Not everyone gets a trophy.

That said, shows such as Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, GLOW and The Carmichael Show without a doubt landed on either side of the fence, as did the Gong Show revival, Jessica Biel’s Sinner and Megyn Kelly‘s (not-so-)big move to broadcast TV.

Which summer series scored a “W,” and who took an “L”? Review the attached gallery (click here for direct access) and share your own thoughts in Comments.