“Game of Thrones”, Others Make Top 20 Shows On Demand In 2018
Although the last time “Game of Thrones” aired its last new episode was in August 2017 and is not expected to make its return with a final season in April 2019, it still topped the list of video-on-demand in 2018.
According to Comcast’s 22 million-plus subscribers, the HBO series ranked number one.
“The fact that that show is still ranked No. one across the board when it wasn’t even current is pretty incredible. It shows just how large of a following that show has (and) how new people are still discovering it,” says Brynn Lev, VP of editorial and programming at Comcast Cable.
To round up the top five list are NBC’s “This Is Us,” Starz’s “Power,” Fox’s “9-1-1” and ABC’s “The Good Doctor,”
It is noteworthy that serialised dramas continue to be among the most popular shows for catch-up viewing. Nine of the top 20 series first aired on a broadcast network; eight more premiered on HBO, Showtime or Starz; and just three all reality shows – came from basic cable, demonstrating the enduring appeal of “Jersey Shore” and the Kardashians.
Check out the full list of 2018’s top 20 shows on demand below:
Game of Thrones
This Is Us
The Good Doctor
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Law & Order: SVU
Married at First Sight
America’s Got Talent
Keeping Up with Kardashians
Ranking of most popular series viewed on demand in Comcast’s 20 million-plus homes, from January 1 to December 5, 2018.