Top 10 most watched of the week (entertainment): Winter is coming to the top 10


Our 10 most watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most watched home entertainment:

1. The Big Bang Theory
2. The Voice
3. Today
4. Game of Thrones
5. Grey’s Anatomy
6. Better Call Saul
7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8. Criminal Minds
9. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
10. NCIS

Before we get into this week’s list, a quick housekeeping note: We’ve begun producing the top 10 based on most watched programming whether live or recorded (previously it had just been live). Our data shows that more than 70 percent of Slingbox sessions involve live TV, but plenty of our customers make us of their TV’s DVR functions as well, so this should give us a more accurate picture of what people are watching.

One difference that was immediately noticeable was that while the Today show remained strong, its morning show counterpart Good Morning America, which had been hovering near the top of the list as well, fell completely off. In its place was the most watched show in HBO history, which made its season 5 debut on Sunday night. Enough Slingbox users were watching Game of Thrones on phones, watching Game of Thrones on tablets, watching Game of Thrones on laptops and generally watching Game of Thrones online to put the fantasy epic on our list at No. 4.

Other interesting entrants included Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff that we haven’t seen on the list before. Ditto for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality stalwart that’s going on 10 seasons. And Grey’s Anatomy, which is currently in its 11th season, popped back up after missing the top 10 for several weeks in a row.

We’ll be back tomorrow with our sports top 10.

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