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After a year away, I can now present the 2019 AO3 Ship Stats Top 100!

This list shows the 100 pairing tags with the most fanfics posted on Archive Of Our Own as of July 24 2019. There are 69 M/M pairings, 19 F/M, 3 F/F, 5 Gen and 4 Other. (Please note that on AO3, ‘Name & Name’ indicates platonic or familial ‘Gen’ relationships, while ‘Name/Name’ is used for romantic and sexual pairings.)

Of the 200 names on the list, 25 belong to women and 4 to characters of indeterminate gender, compared to 28 and 3 respectively in the 2017 list. There are 46 POC and 8 racially ambiguous characters, compared with 41 and 10 last year.

For more information on this project, please see the FAQ post. You might also want to check out the Top 100 pairings of 2017-2019 or the Top 100 Femslash Pairings. This stats series is also available on Tumblr.

A text-only version of the list is as follows:

Rank Change Pairing Fandom Works Type Race
1 0 Castiel/Dean Winchester Supernatural 79650 M/M White
2 0 Sherlock Holmes/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 59436 M/M White
3 0 Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 56021 M/M White
4 1 James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 43515 M/M White
5 2 Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 33110 M/M White
6 -2 Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson One Direction (Band) 32449 M/M White
7 1 Steve Rogers/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 30700 M/M White
8 9 Keith/Lance (Voltron) Voltron: Legendary Defender 27848 M/M Amb/POC
9 -3 Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester Supernatural 26287 M/M White
10 2 Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) 22515 M/M Whi/POC
11 11 Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood Shadowhunters (TV) 21224 M/M Whi/POC
12 -3 Merlin/Arthur Pendragon Merlin (TV) 21068 M/M White
13 33 Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V Bangtan Boys | BTS 18118 M/M POC
14 27 Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 16849 M/M POC
15 -5 Sherlock Holmes & John Watson Sherlock (TV) 16630 Gen White
16 5 Dan Howell/Phil Lester Phandom/The Fantastic Foursome (YouTube RPF) 15554 M/M White
17 -6 Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel Glee 15245 M/M Whi/POC
18 -3 Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter Hannibal (TV) 15214 M/M White
19 0 Sirius Black/Remus Lupin Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 14755 M/M White
20 35 Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir/Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug Miraculous Ladybug 14477 F/M Whi/POC
21 18 Pepper Potts/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 13847 F/M White
22 -9 Levi/Eren Yeager Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 13567 M/M White
23 41 Kim Namjoon | RM/Kim Seokjin | Jin Bangtan Boys | BTS 13558 M/M POC
24 -10 Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies) 13418 M/M White
25 40 Jeon Jungkook/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 13306 M/M POC
26 -6 Gabriel/Sam Winchester Supernatural 12661 M/M White
27 -11 Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki Supernatural RPF 12647 M/M White
28 9 Armitage Hux/Ben Solo | Kylo Ren Star Wars Sequel Trilogy 12275 M/M White
29 N Rey/Ben Solo | Kylo Ren Star Wars Sequel Trilogy 12260 F/M White
30 N Keith/Shiro (Voltron) Voltron: Legendary Defender 12182 M/M Amb/POC
31 16 Loki/Thor Thor (Movies) 11533 M/M White
32 -7 Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak Arrow (TV 2012) 11497 F/M White
33 0 Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin The 100 (TV) 11448 F/M Whi/POC
34 -16 Rodney McKay/John Sheppard Stargate Atlantis 11406 M/M White
35 -8 Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 11388 F/F Whi/POC
36 -5 Steve McGarrett/Danny "Danno" Williams Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 10901 M/M White
37 -11 James T. Kirk/Spock Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 10895 M/M White
38 -6 Clarke Griffin/Lexa The 100 (TV) 10839 F/F White
39 -15 Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 10810 F/M White
40 N Peter Parker & Tony Stark Marvel Cinematic Universe 10639 Gen White
41 -13 Harry Potter/Severus Snape Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 10513 M/M White
42 53 Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Min Yoongi | Suga Bangtan Boys | BTS 10433 M/M POC
43 -20 Clint Barton/Phil Coulson The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 10413 M/M White
44 -15 Ian Gallagher/Mickey Milkovich Shameless (US) 10131 M/M White
45 -15 Enjolras/Grantaire (Les Misérables) Les Misérables - All Media Types 9960 M/M White
46 N Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia 9855 M/M POC
47 -11 Captain Hook | Killian Jones/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 9763 F/M White
48 2 Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 9574 F/M Whi/Amb
49 -7 Mycroft Holmes/Lestrade Sherlock (TV) 9561 M/M White
50 48 Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor Supergirl (TV 2015) 9458 F/F White
51 -16 Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield The Hobbit - All Media Types 9374 M/M White
52 N Bakugou Katsuki/Kirishima Eijirou Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia 9309 M/M POC
53 N Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia 9116 M/M POC
54 7 Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler Doctor Who (2005) 9081 F/M White
55 -17 Frank Iero/Gerard Way My Chemical Romance 9000 M/M White
56 -22 Zayn Malik/Liam Payne One Direction (Band) 8906 M/M Whi/POC
57 -13 Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru Haikyuu!! 8902 M/M POC
58 -18 Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones Torchwood 8779 M/M White
59 N Aziraphale/Crowley (Good Omens) Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett 8737 M/M White
60 -3 Loki/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 8520 M/M White
61 -9 Castiel & Dean Winchester Supernatural 8339 Gen White
62 -13 Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper Sherlock (TV) 8301 F/M White
63 -20 Belle/Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time (TV) 8280 F/M White
64 2 James "Bucky" Barnes & Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 8088 Gen White
65 5 James Potter/Lily Evans Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 8029 F/M White
66 -12 Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio Haikyuu!! 7891 M/M POC
67 -14 Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford Dragon Age: Inquisition 7694 Other Whi/Amb
68 17 Fox Mulder/Dana Scully The X-Files 7604 F/M White
69 4 Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 7596 F/M Whi/Amb
70 18 Dean Winchester/You Supernatural 7457 Other Whi/Amb
71 N Jeon Jungkook/Min Yoongi | Suga Bangtan Boys | BTS 7452 M/M POC
72 -5 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 7441 F/M White
73 N Kim Taehyung | V/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 7401 M/M POC
74 -29 Allison Argent/Scott McCall Teen Wolf (TV) 7393 F/M Whi/POC
75 -27 James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 7334 M/M White
76 -13 Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester Supernatural 7305 Gen White
77 -26 Jim Ellison/Blair Sandburg The Sentinel (TV) 7152 M/M White
78 -20 Josh Dun/Tyler Joseph Twenty One Pilots 7085 M/M Whi/POC
79 -23 Arthur/Eames (Inception) Inception (2010) 7002 M/M White
80 16 Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) 6351 M/M Whi/POC
81 -19 James Bond/Q James Bond (Craig movies) 6307 M/M White
82 -13 Leo Fitz/Jemma Simmons Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) 6234 F/M White
83 N James "Bucky" Barnes/Reader Marvel Cinematic Universe 6201 Other Whi/Amb
84 16 Peter Parker/Wade Wilson Spider-Man - All Media Types 6170 M/M White
85 7 Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 6110 M/M White
86 4 Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto Naruto 6104 M/M POC
87 -28 Marco Bott/Jean Kirstein Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 6024 M/M White
88 -28 Clark Kent/Lex Luthor Smallville 6015 M/M White
89 N James "Bucky" Barnes/Tony Stark Marvel Cinematic Universe 5947 M/M White
90 -12 Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens Hamilton – Miranda 5889 M/M POC
91 N Jesse McCree/Hanzo Shimada Overwatch (Video Game) 5831 M/M Whi/POC
92 -20 Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz Fall Out Boy 5750 M/M Whi/POC
93 N Jon Snow/Sansa Stark Game of Thrones (TV) 5736 F/M White
94 N Brian Kinney/Justin Taylor (Queer as Folk) Queer as Folk (US) 5638 M/M White
95 N Kim Taehyung | V/Min Yoongi | Suga Bangtan Boys | BTS 5546 M/M POC
96 N Aaron Dingle/Robert Sugden Emmerdale 5471 M/M White
97 -29 Mary Morstan/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 5470 F/M White
98 -5 Poe Dameron/Finn Star Wars Sequel Trilogy 5436 M/M POC
99 -22 Inquisitor/Solas (Dragon Age) Dragon Age: Inquisition 5428 Other Whi/Amb
100 -13 America/England (Hetalia) Hetalia: Axis Powers 5301 M/M White