BINGE REPORT: Black Mirror Leads Again As A Surprise Rounds Out The Top 3

The below Binge Report has been provided to us by TV Time. Analysis is our own. You can check out the TV Time app and start tracking your favorite shows hereYou can view ratings for broadcast TV shows by clicking here. You can also view cable ratings by clicking here

The first week of 2018 saw the same shows in the top two spots—Black Mirror at #1 and Vikings at #2–as the last week of 2017. What’s most surprising here is that Friends, which suddenly entered the list at #6, rose three spots this week to #3. Amongst TV Time users, Friends was the top-streamed Broadcast TV show despite having last aired an original episode nearly 14 years ago. It really gets you wondering how a revival would do.

For Netflix, while Black Mirror remained their #1 show, new show The End of the F***ing World should not be underestimated. With a #4 start and nearly 5 episodes streamed by the average viewer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it remain in the next couple Binge Reports. The news wasn’t as great for Stranger Things, Down three spots to #6, or DARK, down four spots to #9. However, making this list in general is impressive, especially for the former, which has been out for several weeks now.

Three currently-airing broadcast series made the list this week. Grey’s Anatomy was the top one, despite falling a spot to #5, and an average of over 7 episodes per viewer. Clearly there are still people finding and/or well behind on the show. The Big Bang Theory, which returned for this tracking week, was up two spots to #7, and for the second week in a row was not the only multi-cam sitcom on the list. Finally, Lucifer re-entered at #8 now that it’s back in originals. While the Live + Same Day ratings are just modest, it seems there is a significant amount of interest for it on non-linear platforms.

Rounding out the list was recently-ended Pretty Little Liars, which dropped two spots to #10. Still, with over 8 episodes streamed per viewer, this show is shaping up to be a future classic.

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