IMDB is a go-to site for all things entertainment. Visitors can check out upcoming movie trailers, read reviews on new releases, and search for the most popular titles.
But it also has a user-based ratings system that ranks shows, giving you a sense of what people gravitated towards. September saw heavy competition with a number of high-profile shows, including Disney+’s Ashoka, but episodes from Reservation Dogs and Foundation seemed to resonate most with fans.
Check out the top ten highest-rated episodes for September and where to watch them.
1. Reservation Dogs – “Elora’s Dad”
This comedy series follows the lives of four Indigenous teens living in rural Oklahoma, “committing crimes and fighting it.” This episode aired on September 20 and earned a 9.5 ranking on IMDB. The series is available on FX and Hulu.
2. Heels – “High Flying”
Heels is a dramatic series about two brothers competing against each other in life and as professional wrestlers. “High Flying” concluded the two-season series and earned a 9.5 ranking on IMDB. The show is available to stream on Starz.
3. Foundation – “Long Ago, Not Far Away
This science fiction series, based on the novels by Isaac Asimov, is set in the distant future. Humans have colonized the galaxy and are governed by the Galactic Empire. A band of exiles strives to save humanity and rebuild civilization by bringing about the end of the Empire. The episode debuted on September 8 on Starz ahead of the second season finale, earning a 9.3 ranking on IMDB.
4. Ahsoka – “Part Five: Shadow Warrior
Set after the fall of the Empire, this Star Wars spinoff series follows Ahsoka, a former Jedi knight investigating emerging threats to the galaxy. In this episode, Ahsoka, played by Rosario Dawson, confronts her past while Hera embarks on a rescue mission with her allies. The episode streamed on September 12 on Disney+ and earned a 9.2 rating.
5. The Wheel of Time – “Eyes Without Pity”
This fantasy series is based on the books by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. In a world where magic exists, only some hold the power to wield it, including Moraine, a member of the Aes Sedai. Following an attack on her village, she seeks out one believed to be the reincarnation of the Dragon, a powerful channeller who broke the world. “Eyes Without Pity” earned a 9.0 rating after debuting on Amazon Prime Video on September 22, ahead of the season finale on October 6. The Wheel of Time has been renewed for a third season.
6. Only Murders in the Building – “Sitzprobe”
In this crime comedy, three strangers who live in the same New York City apartment building bond over a mutual obsession with true crime, which intensifies as they begin investigating the suspicious deaths of their neighbors. Starring Steven Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, “Sitzprobe” aired on September 19 and garnered an 8.9 rating from fans. The series, available on Amazon Prime Video, has been renewed for a fourth season.
7. Reservation Dogs – “Send It”
Although the series has concluded, the last season of Reservation Dogs earned the show three spots on September’s 10 ten list. The likeability factor of this series kept fans coming back for more as they said goodbye to the characters. “Send It” streamed on FX and Hulu on September 13 and ranks 8.9 on IMDB.
8. Foundation – “The Last Empress”
Episode 18 of the sci-fi series aired on September 1 on Starz. Staring Hared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, and Cassian Bilton, “The Last Empress” earned an 8.8 ranking on IMDB.
9. Foundation – “Creation Myths”
The second season finale of Foundation earned an 8.8 rating on IMDB. The crew charts a new path, setting into motion events that will change the Empire forever. “Creation Myths” aired on September 15 on Apple TV+. The series has been approved for a third season, though fans may have to wait until 2025 or later to see it. Overall, the show is outlined for 80 episodes spanning eight seasons.
10. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers – “The Hamburger Hamlet”This series is a U.S. sports drama based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. Winning Time showcases the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. “The Hamburger Hamlet” debuted on September 3 and received an 8.8 rating from fans. The series was canceled after two seasons, both available to stream on Max.