TV’s Top 20 On Demand shows

"THE LAST SHIP" (Richard Foreman/SMPSP)

TV ratings are an increasingly complex consideration as more and more people forego live viewing and catch up instead on their favorite shows on demand. Nielsen has to slice up its data into increasingly arcane categories, like L+7 (how many people watched a show from the time it first aired through the next week.)

Everybody talks about time-shifted viewing but it’s been tricky to quantify. Until now. Comcast issued this list today of the 20 most popular shows from Xfinity On Demand for the week of Aug. 3 – 9.

In other words, here’s what we’re really watching. Sigh.

1. The Last Ship, TNT

2. The Strain, FX

3. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, VH1

4. True Blood, HBO

5. Dance Moms, Lifetime

6. Bad Girls Club, Oxygen

7. Finding Carter, MTV

8. Keeping Up With the Kardashians, E!

9. Under the Dome, CBS

10. Teen Wolf, MTV

11. Teen Mom 2, MTV

12. Extant, CBS

13. Ray Donovan, Showtime

14. Big Brother (Sunday), CBS

15. Outlander, STARZ

16. Murder in the First, TNT

17. The Bridge, FX

18. Rizzoli & Isles, TNT

19. Big Brother (Thursday), CBS

20. The Leftovers, HBO






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