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Updated Aug 8, 2013 - 8:12 am

'The Simpsons' named most beloved TV show on the Internet

Since "The Simpsons" debuted on Fox over two decades ago it's received many awards, including 27 Emmys. But there's one lesser known accolade that has fans buzzing online.

"The Simpsons" was recently named the most beloved TV show on the internet by Statista, an online statistics portal. The website based its results from online social media presence.

Values in each category are indexed to 25. 25 represents the highest value in each category: i.e. the show with the most Facebook fans gets 25 points in that category. A show with half as many fans gets 12.5 points. The points of each category are added up to reach a final score. The maximum obtainable score is 100. But that score would only have been possible if one show had won in all 4 categories.

"The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones," "Glee" and "Breaking Bad" round out the top 5.

"The Simpsons" Facebook page has 65 million fans. To put it in perspective, that's 9 million more than Justin Bieber -- another cartoon-like character.

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