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The best TV show of 2018 on each network so far — from FX to Netflix to HBO

Business Insider Logo By John Lynch of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 22: The first half of 2018 has already seen a number of innovative new shows and stellar follow-up seasons to established critical favorites.  From AMC's freshman series "The Terror," to solid sophomore outings from Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and FX's "Atlanta," this year in TV has gotten off to an impressive start.  To figure out which shows that have aired this year are worth watching across all outlets, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to select the most critically acclaimed scripted show that each network and service has aired episodes of in 2018. We excluded children's shows, talk shows, and docuseries, and we only selected from networks with scripted shows that had enough reviews to receive a "Fresh" designation for a season this year. We also used audience scores to break any ties within networks. Here is the best TV show of 2018 on each network so far, according to critics:

The first half of 2018 has already seen a number of innovative new shows and stellar follow-up seasons to established critical favorites.

From AMC's freshman series "The Terror," to solid sophomore outings from Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and FX's "Atlanta," this year in TV has gotten off to an impressive start.

To figure out which shows that have aired this year are worth watching across all outlets, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to select the most critically acclaimed scripted show that each network and service has aired episodes of in 2018.

We excluded children's shows, talk shows, and docuseries, and we only selected from networks with scripted shows that had enough reviews to receive a "Fresh" designation for a season this year. We also used audience scores to break any ties within networks.

Here is the best TV show of 2018 on each network so far, according to critics:

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