‘Friends’ Again Top Binge, Netflix’s ‘Virgin River’ a Show on Rise on TV Time Charts

The classic 1990s sitcom “Friends,” which is available on Netflix, was again the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended Dec. 15 while “The Late Late Show With James Corden” was the top rising show on the strength of such weekly guest stars as Harry Styles.

Behind late night shows hosted by Corden and Jimmy Kimmel at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, No. 3 on the rising show chart was the new Netflix series “Virgin River,” which premiered Dec. 6. Based on the books, it follows a nurse practitioner who moves from Los Angeles to a small town searching for a fresh start.

Coming in at No. 2 on the binge chart was Netflix’s “V Wars,” which debuted Dec. 5 and follows a doctor pitted against his best friend when a fast-spreading disease starts to make people crave blood.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Dec. 15 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.58%
  2. “V Wars” (Netflix) — 1.78%
  3. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.44%
  4. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.33%
  5. “Fuller House” (Netflix) — 1.33%
  6. “Riverdale” (The CW) — 1.29%
  7. “The End of the F***ing World” (Netflix/Channel 4) — 1.21%
  8. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 1.20%
  9. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.20%
  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.17%


Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Dec. 15 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS) — 98.4%
  2. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC) — 98.2%
  3. “Virgin River” (Netflix) — 98.2%
  4. “The L Word: Generation Q” (Showtime) — 96.2%
  5. “Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu) — 93.4%
  6. “Home for Christmas” (Netflix) — 92.8%
  7. “The Unicorn” (CBS) — 92.3%
  8. “The Ladies’ Paradise” (Rai 1) — 90.8%
  9. “The Expanse” (Amazon Prime) — 90.6%
  10. “Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star” (BBC Three) — 89%

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