We are only one week into 2019 and the year is already off to a great start! The new year opened strong with a plethora of television to watch, as several series dropped new season premieres and network TV headed back to the small screen. It’s Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, that earned the No. 1 placement this week with a rise ratio of 96.80% since last week. The show’s final chapter was released in full on January 1st which kept fans busy on New Year’s Day, while BBC One’s Luther (No. 4), also debuted another season. Other long-awaited season premieres such as black-ish spinoff, grown-ish (No. 2) came in strong, following Zoey Johnson as she enters her sophomore year of college. Meanwhile, animated superhero series Young Justice (No. 6) returned with a third season at its new streaming home, DC Universe after several years of being off TV.
While the holidays can make for a perfect time to binge, it’s network television that saw strong yields this week. FOX made waves with a second season of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy, The Orville (No. 3), which premiered on December 30th barely making this week’s report, as buddy cop series, Lethal Weapon returned from a mid-season break at No 8 and CBS crime drama, S.W.A.T. launched its post-holiday comeback at No. 9. Finally, recently canceled series Salvation (No. 10) saw a resurgence on the network’s OTT service, CBS All Access, making a case for a second life on streaming.
What will 2019 bring? With more network series returning this week, as well as hotly-anticipated shows like the final season of You’re the Worst on FXX and a new season of HBO’s True Detective premiering this week, what program will rise to the top? We will reveal all next Monday.
DID YOU KNOW? That this week’s “Shows on the Rise” report reveals the most diverse network representation since the beginning of December? With only two streaming series in the top 10 this week, it’s clear that fans are bending their heads back towards linear content post-holidays.
*Methodology: Every week, millions of viewers around the world use TV Time to track their favorite series. "Shows on the Rise" is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.
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