The Crown Returns for its Grand Finale: A Deep Dive into Fan Favorites, from Adored Queens to Top-Rated Seasons and Episodes!

The widely loved and controversial Netflix show ‘The Crown’ is finally back for its sixth and final instalment. All in all, there will be 10 episodes, the first four have been released together today on Netflix, and the final six will drop a month later, on December 14.

This final season is said to focus on Princess Diana as she copes with the stress of royal life, motherhood, and the paparazzi. Earlier this year it was reported the show will also pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, with all three depictions of the former monarch set to feature.

With this in mind, were curious to uncover which iteration of the Queen has been the most adored by fans as well as uncovering the fans favourite seasons and episodes. To do this, they utilised IMDB to analyse the ratings of each episode.

Most Adored Queen Elizabeth II

 QueenSeasonsAverage Rating Of Episodes Featured (/10)
1stClaire Foy1-28.51
2ndOlivia Colman3-48.44
3rdImelda Staunton57.76 can reveal Claire Foy’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II is the most adored by fans, with an average IMDB episode rating of 8.51/10. Foy played the Queen in seasons one and two, depicting her earliest years on the throne.

In second is Olivia Colman, with her season three and four portrayal of the Queen seeing an average IMDB episode rating of 8.44/10.

Imelda Staunton’s season five portrayal of the Queen ranks third. With only one season to go off, Staunton has an average IMDB rating of 7.76/10.

Highest Rated Season

 SeasonAverage Rating (/10)

The experts at can reveal the highest rated season of ‘The Crown’ is season two, starring Claire Foy, with the entire season seeing an average of 8.52/10 episode ratings on IMDB.

Following behind in second place is season one, seeing an average rating per episode of 8.49/10.

Highest Rated Episode Per Season

SeasonEpisode ∙ NameRating (/10)
Season 1E2 ∙ Hyde Park Corner9
Season 2E8 ∙ Dear Mrs. Kennedy9.1
Season 3E3 ∙ Aberfan9.3
Season 4E6 ∙ Terra Nullius8.8
Season 5E3 ∙ Mou Mou8.4

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