World's Most Influential TV Shows

Murdoch Mysteries has been named as one of the 50 most influential TV programmes in a new study.

Murdoch Mysteries

TV ratings experts have compiled a list of the 50 most influential TV programmes across the world from the past half century.

The year-by-year list features shows that have had a major impact from drama to comedy and reality shows to cartoons.

Alibi's Murdoch Mysteries is listed as the most influential show for 2008. The Canadian police drama has been exported to 100 countries and sparked a new trend for Victorian crime dramas.

The list also features the likes of Homeland (2011), Coronation Street (1970), The Simpsons (1989) and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (1998).

See the full list on Metro.