A TV show’s final episode can make or break a series. If the finale doesn’t live up to the expectations of fans and critics, the show’s legacy is tarnished and is often what people will remember the most. Consistent storytelling is key, and shows that maintain that consistency through the course of the series are remembered for it.
This infographic from TitleMax ranks 100 of the most popular TV series by the ratings of their final episodes. Some shows, like Breaking Bad, were steadily great until the very end, while others, like House of Cards, started off strong but did not end on a high note.