Netflix’s ‘You’ Again Tops TV Time’s Binge Chart

Netflix’s “You” was again the top binge show on the TV Time chart for the week ended Jan. 12.

The psychological thriller series, season two of which hit screens Dec. 26, also topped the previous week’s chart. Meanwhile, “The Witcher,” Netflix’s fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, repeated at No. 2. It debuted on screens Dec. 20.

Traditional broadcast shows took the top two spots on rising shows chart with CBS’s “FBI: Most Wanted” at No. 1 and ABC’s game show “Jeopardy!” at No. 2. The classic quiz contest, hosted by an ailing Alex Trebek (who has Stage 4 cancer), has been airing a “Greatest of All Time” series pitting three of the show’s top competitors against each other.

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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 Jan. 12 by Share of Binges:

  1. “You” (Netflix) — 6.81%
  2. “The Witcher” (Netflix) — 2.37%
  3. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.10%
  4. “Spinning Out” (Netflix) — 1.99%
  5. “Anne With an E” (CBC) — 1.89%
  6. “Jane the Virgin” (The CW) — 1.67%
  7. “Brooklyen Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.25%
  8. “Titans” (DC Universe) — 1.23%
  9. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.19%
  10. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 1.16%

 

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Jan. 12 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS) — 99.9%
  2. “Jeopardy!” (ABC) — 99.8%
  3. “Fear by the Lake” (TF1) — 97.3%
  4. “Sam” (TF1) — 94.5%
  5. “Infinity Train” (Cartoon Network) — 94.4%
  6. “Plunderer” (Tokyo MX) — 94.1%
  7. “Zumbo’s Just Desserts” (Seven Network) — 92.4%
  8. “The Bachelor” (ABC) — 92%
  9. “Party of Five” (Freeform) — 90.4%
  10. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo) — 86.7%

Historic David Susskind Martin Luther King Jr. Interview Available on DVD From MVD

The historic David Susskind Archive: Interview With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is available on DVD from MVD Entertainment Group.

Susskind’s long and intimate interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. originally aired on June 9, 1963. Restored by the Paley Center, this broadcast has not been seen in full since its original airing. Among the subjects discussed were the current state of the American Civil Rights Movement and the then recent events in Birmingham, Ala.

On that Sunday night in June, WPIX-TV (NY) cleared this extraordinary interview between Susskind (host of “Open End”) and King. “Open End” had recently been removed from the schedule of WNEW-TV because of the station’s management reluctance to air discussions regarding race relations in America. WPIX picked up the ball, and the rest, as they say, became history.

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Susskind and King discussed the gamut of racial issues of the day, particularly King’s disappointment at the speed at which the Kennedy Administration was moving regarding Civil Rights legislation. The interview so rattled the White House that President Kennedy responded by going on national television to defend his Administration’s positions and to outline his push for what would later be the Civil and Voter’s rights Acts.

The interview was recorded two months before the civil rights leader delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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‘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%

Final Season and Complete Series Set of ‘Poldark’ Among Titles Coming to Disc and Digital From PBS in November

The final season and the complete series set of “Poldark,” The Chaperone and the documentary Flint’s Deadly Water are among the titles coming to disc and digital from PBS Distribution in November.

Due Nov. 12 is Poldark: Season 5 on DVD, Blu-ray and digital and the complete series set on DVD and digital. The critically acclaimed series, starring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as the Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, follows the thrilling story of soldier Ross Poldark after his return to Cornwall from fighting in the American Revolution. Once he is back in Cornwall he realizes that his life at home has been completely turned upside down — his father is dead, his lands are gone, and the love of his life has agreed to marry someone else.

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The Chaperone comes out on DVD and digital Nov. 26. It follows Louise Brooks, who would become a 1920s silver screen sensation of the Jazz Age, a few years before her fame. A 15-year-old student in Wichita, Kan., she has the opportunity to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe. Her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone, and Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

The documentary Flint’s Deadly Water hits DVD and digital Nov. 19. While the Flint water crisis has become known for the lead poisoning of thousands of children, this program reveals the story of another deadly problem with the water happening at the same time that few people know about, documenting an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease during the water crisis that has continued to claim lives in the city five years later.

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear, coming to DVD and digital Nov. 26, examines the enigmatic life and mind of National Medal of Arts-winner Navarro Scott Momaday, the Kiowa novelist, short-story writer, essayist and poet. His Pulitzer Prize-winning novel House Made of Dawnled to the breakthrough of Native American literature into the mainstream. The documentary delves into the psyche behind the celebrated author and visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings.

Unfolding as a love letter from filmmaker and young mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, the documentary For Sama, coming to DVD and digital Nov. 19, tells the story of Waad’s life through five years of the uprising in rebel-held Aleppo, Syria. Waad falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter Sama — all while filming the cataclysmic conflict raging around them.

In Odyssey: The Great Music Society in Greece, coming Nov. 5 on DVD and digital, artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, led by its artistic directors, David Finckel and Wu Han, embark on a journey to Greece, the country where so many of the classical arts were first developed. Viewers will go on an adventure that shows the unique intimacy of chamber music performances in extraordinary locations, while highlighting the Greek cultural influences that still resonate within our language, arts, philosophy and civic life.

The four-part Life From Above, due on DVD and digital Nov. 19, shows viewers new footage of the greatest, most beautiful and powerful movements on our planet, providing fresh insights into our planet by expanding the range of perspectives from which to look at it. Cameras in space capture events like an elephant family’s struggle through drought, and thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students performing in perfect synchronicity. In addition to stunning satellite photography from space, drones were employed to generate footage, while helicopters and cameras on the ground provide more conventional vantage points.

Wild Metropolis, coming to DVD and digital Nov. 26, reveals the world’s most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet — cities. It features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than we could have predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations. From humpback whales breaching in New York’s Hudson Bay to huge colonies of megabats in Adelaide; from penguins nesting in Cape Town to Burmese pythons living on the streets of Bangkok, the series explores some of the world’s most-loved and familiar cities through fresh eyes: the eyes of the animals that live in them.

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ Top Binge, ‘Daybreak’ Top ‘Show on the Rise’ on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” was the top binge, while the service’s “Daybreak” led the “Shows on the Rise” on the TV Time charts for the week ended Oct. 27.

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.

The fifth season of top binge “BoJack Horseman” debuted Oct. 25. The irreverent animated comedy, which was also No. 7 on the Shows on the Rise chart, follows BoJack (Will Arnett), a failed sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom “Horsin’ Around” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Following catalog hit “Friends” on the binge chart at No. 3 was Netflix’s global original “Baby,” the second season of which debuted Oct. 18. The Italian series is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers.

Top rising show “Daybreak” debuted on Netflix Oct. 24. Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the wake of a nuclear blast, the series follows marauding high schoolers in the city of Glendale, Calif. Netflix’s “Brotherhood,” which hit screens Oct. 25, took the silver on the rise chart. The global original from Brazil, set in the mid-90s, follows Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer, who discovers that her estranged brother has been in prison and is a leader of a rising criminal faction. Coerced by the police, she is forced to become an informant and work against him.

Hulu’s Stephen King multiverse show “Castle Rock” made an appearance at No. 6 on the Shows on the Rise chart. Its second season debuted Oct. 23.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Oct. 27 by Share of Binges:

  1. “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) — 2.50%
  2. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.44%
  3. “Baby” (Netflix) — 2.38%
  4. “Insatiable” (Netflix) — 2.23%
  5. “Greenhouse Academy” (Netflix) — 2.08%
  6. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.61%
  7. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.53%
  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.36%
  9. “Daybreak” (Netflix) — 1.36%
  10. “Peaky Blinders” (BBC One) — 1.33%

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Oct. 27 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Daybreak” (Netflix) — 100%
  2. “Brotherhood” (Netflix) — 99.9%
  3. “Il Collegio” (Rai 2) — 97.4%
  4. “Greenhouse Academy” (Netflix) — 96.7%
  5. “The Kominski Method” (Netflix) — 96.7%
  6. “Castle Rock” (Hulu) — 93%
  7. “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) — 91.3%
  8. “EastEnders” (BBC One) — 87.6%
  9. “Silicon Valley” (HBO) — 75.5%
  10. “Will & Grace” (NBC) — 72.6%

Nielsen: Time-Shifted Viewing Increases Program Popularity

With so many options available to consume video in the home, it is no possible to determine a hit TV show by only counting the audience that watches on the day it airs, according to new data from Nielsen.

Nielsen contends different types of programming hold sway over different types of viewing behavior, from the live, must-see action of a sporting event to the carefully curated dramas sitting on that DVR “shelf” as a viewer waits for the perfect moment in the week to watch it.

When the media industry — be it the critics weaving in viewing metrics to complement their POV to programming decision-makers weighing the ratings—considers defining a hit in measurement terms, it’s crucial that the full viewing audience is considered.

“Anything less would be a short-sighted slight to the content creators operating in a $72 billion advertising gauntlet as well as to the fans who simply might not be able to make the live airing and opt for this delayed viewing,” Nielsen wrote.

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In the first quarter of the year, adults (18+) spent nearly four hours each week watching delayed, or time-shifted, viewing (via VOD or DVR).

Among all genres of programming at the beginning of the last television season (Oct. 1 to Dec. 30, 2018), video consumption up to 35 days after live or same day broadcast, generated a 10% lift in viewing — or an average of 2.7 million more viewers for a particular show.

Among viewers 18-49, time-shifting upped ratings 14%, or 1.1 million viewers, respectively.

This trend becomes more pronounced, however, depending on specific genres of programming and the viewer demo using time-shifted options.

In Q4 2018, delayed viewing helped drive ratings 40% higher for primetime dramas and 65% higher among consumers 18-49. The trends continued for less popular shows, which saw viewership increase 20% through time-shifted access.

“Content owners or those looking to leverage data from research teams to media outlets, have an impetus to take into account the added value that delayed viewing often brings and not discount the full viewing picture,” Nielsen wrote in a post.

TV Time: CW’s ‘Batwoman’ Most Anticipated New Show, Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’ Most Anticipated Returning Show in October

The CW’s “Batwoman” is the most anticipated new show and Netflix’s “Insatiable” is the most anticipated returning show coming in October, according to TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” chart.

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 company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

The second season of “Insatiable” hits screens Oct. 11. The black dramedy stars Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts and Alyssa Milano. It follows Patty (Ryan), who has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated because of her weight. Now she finds herself suddenly thin, and she is out for payback. Bob Armstrong (Roberts), a disgraced attorney whose true passion is coaching beauty pageant contestants, is the only one who sees Patty’s potential, and takes her under his wing — first as a legal client, and then as a pageant contestant. But Bob and his wife Coralee (Milano) have no idea how deep Patty’s rage goes.

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“Batwoman,” which premieres Oct. 6, is the latest superhero drama from The CW. It takes viewers to Gotham three years following billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne’s a.k.a. Batman’s disappearance. His cousin, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), must overcome her demons to seek justice and protect the citizens of Gotham City.

The only streaming entrant on the “Anticipated New Shows” chart in October is Hulu’s “Looking for Alaska,” based on John Green’s bestselling novel. The romance drama follows teenager Miles, who enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. After an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his friends try to make sense of what they have been through.

 

Most Anticipated New Shows for October:

  1. “Batwoman” (CW) — Oct. 6
  2. “Watchmen” (HBO) — Oct. 20
  3. “Nancy Drew” (CW) — Oct. 9
  4. “Looking for Alaska” (Hulu) — Oct. 18
  5. “Almost Family” (Fox) — Oct. 2

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for October:

  1. “Insatiable” (Netflix) — Oct. 11
  2. “Mr. Robot” (USA) — Oct. 6
  3. “Baby” (Netflix) — Oct. 18
  4. “Big Mouth” (Netflix) — Oct. 4
  5. “Riverdale” (CW) — Oct. 9

‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘The King of Queens’ Series Sets on Mill Creek October Disc Slate

Complete series sets of the classic 1970s TV show “Charlie’s Angels” and “The King of Queens” are among the titles on the October disc slate for Mill Creek Entertainment

Due Oct. 15 is the complete series of “The King of Queens,” starring Kevin James and Leah Remini, on DVD. The series, which ran for nine seasons, stars James as Doug Heffernan, a lovable regular guy with an adoring wife, Carrie (Remini), and a frustrating father-in-law (Jerry Stiller) under his roof. The set is priced at $74.98.

Oct. 29 comes the complete series set of “Charlie’s Angels” on Blu-ray Disc for the first time at $169.98. The 1970s detective show stars Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts. The series, about three girls who go to work for Charles Townsend, a mysterious man they never see, at his Beverly Hills detective agency, ran for five seasons. The set includes the 2011 TV reboot starring Rachel Taylor, Anne Ilonzeh and Minka Kelly.

Also due Oct. 29 is the double feature Blu-ray of Little Women and Marie Antoinette at $14.98. Little Women stars Claire Danes, Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”) and Kirsten Dunst in the class Louisa May Alcott story. Marie Antoinette, directed by Sofia Coppola, stars Dunst as the famously fashionable and villainous queen who purportedly told her starving people, “Let them eat cake.” Dunst portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France’s young and indifferent King Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman). Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate.

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Finally, on Oct. 29, Mill Creek releases the horror thriller The Thing (2011), a prelude to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic film, at $14.98 on Blu-ray. When paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive.

TV Time: Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’ Most Anticipated New Show, Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Most Anticipated Returning Show in August

Amazon Prime’s “Carnival Row” is the most anticipated new show and Netflix’s “Mindhunter” is the most anticipated returning show coming in August, according to TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” chart.

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 company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

“Carnival Row,” a fantasy series about mythical creatures starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, debuts Aug. 30. “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a series prequel to the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, also debuting Aug. 30, is the No. 2 anticipated new series.

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Among returning shows, the second installment of “Mindhunter,” Netflix’s crime thriller series, debuts Aug. 16. TV Time users also anticipate three other Netflix returning series at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively: “Cable Girls,” hitting Aug. 9; “Dear White People,” debuting Aug. 2; and “GLOW,” coming Aug. 9. Starz’s drug kingpin drama “Power,” the sixth and final season of which hits Aug. 25, took the No. 5 spot among returning series.

Most Anticipated New Shows for August:

  1. “Carnival Row” (Amazon Prime) — Aug. 30
  2. “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix) — Aug. 30
  3. “Infinity Train” (Cartoon Network) — Aug. 5
  4. “Why Women Kill” (CBS) — Aug. 15
  5. “BH90210” (Fox) — Aug. 7

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for August:

  1. “Mindhunter” (Netflix) — Aug. 16
  2. “Cable Girls” (Netflix) — Aug. 9
  3. “Dear White People” (Netflix) — Aug. 2
  4. “GLOW” (Netflix) — Aug. 9
  5. “Power” (Starz) — Aug. 25

Season Four of “Grantchester,” Season One of “Walter Presents: Killer by the Lake” Coming in July to PBS Masterpiece’s Prime Video Channel

Two murder mystery crime thrillers, Grantchester: Season 4 and Walter Presents: Killer by the Lake — Season 1, will begin streaming in July on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

The fourth season of “Grantchester,” streaming starting July 15, marks the final appearance of James Norton as crime-solving Vicar Sidney Chambers and introduces Tom Brittney (“Outlander,” “Call the Midwife”) as new cast member Reverend Will Davenport.

Walter Presents: Killer by the Lake, Season 1

“Walter Presents: Killer by The Lake” is the follow up to the hit French thriller, “Vanished by the Lake.” The series revisits troubled detective Lise who has started a new life with her husband and baby. The happy, rural idyll is suddenly shattered with the discovery of two dead women. Season one starts streaming July 19.

The subscription rate for the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel is $5.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.