Top 10 most watched of the week (entertainment): The Bachelorette is back on the hunt for love

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. Today
2. The Bachelorette
3. The Young and the Restless
4. El Señor de los Cielos
5. Game of Thrones
6. The Big Bang Theory
7. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9. Teen Titans Go!
10. Pretty Little Liars

 

The 11th season of The Bachelorette has been nothing but surprises. For the first time in The Bachelorette history, the contestants chose which of the two bachelorettes from the previous season they wanted to compete for. With the 4th episode airing last Monday and the 5th episode airing tonight at 8PM, The Bachelorette will likely continue to climb Slingbox’s Top 10 most watched TV shows.

Meanwhile, The Young and Restless jumped from the 9th most watched show to the 3rd in one week! El Senor de los Cielos maintains their top 10 position, while, for the first time in months, Teen Titans Go! made their re-appearance back on the list. As Game of Thrones comes to a close with only one episode left in the season, The Young and Restless and The Bachelorette, have a run for their money to be Slingbox’s most watched TV show next week.

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

Top 10 most watched of the week (sports): NHL Playoffs heat up on Slingbox

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

1. NBA Playoffs: Rockets vs. Warriors
2. Liga MX soccer
3. Women’s College World Series
4. Nascar: Fedex 400
5. Copa del Rey soccer
6. French Open tennis
7. NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks vs. Ducks
8. PGA Tour: AT&T Byron Nelson
9. FIFA U20 World Cup
10. NHL Playoffs: Lightning vs. Rangers

The road to the Stanley Cup has finally reached the Finals, and the last stop before the ultimate round raised hockey’s profile on Slingbox last week. For the first time in recent memory there were two separate hockey entrants on the list: the Western Conference Finals between Anaheim and Chicago, and the Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay. We’ll have to see just how many Slingbox users are going to watch the Stanley Cup on their phones, tablets and laptops when the Finals get started this week.

Another interesting entrant to the list was FIFA’s U20 World Cup, which is currently taking place in New Zealand. The FIFA corruption scandal apparently hasn’t dimmed Slingbox users’ desire to watch footballers under the age of 20 do their thing for their national teams. Nor will it likely prevent Slingbox users from watching the Women’s World Cup, which begins this week as well. The Women’s College World Series of softball had another impressive showing on the top 10, while the Western Conference Finals matchup that saw Golden State defeat Houston was, unsurprisingly, No. 1.

We’ll be back next week with another set of top 10s.

Top 10 most watched of the week (entertainment): GoT is the most popular show in the Seven Kingdoms

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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. Game of Thrones
2. Today
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
5. Good Morning America
6. The Bachelorette
7. El Señor de los Cielos
8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9. The Young and the Restless
10. America’s Got Talent

Game of Thrones has appeared somewhere on our weekly top 10 since its fifth season debuted, but it finally reached the top this week. The eighth episode of the 10-episode season, “Hardhome,” was popular enough with Slingbox users to beat out the morning shows, the Kardashians and everything else. Traditionally the ninth episode is a Game of Thrones‘ season’s craziest, so we’ll have to see if that translates into even bigger Slingbox numbers next week.

Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless scored a rare appearance for a soap opera on the top 10. We also got a taste of reality shows that will likely only increase in prominence as the summer begins with Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Bachelorette and America’s Got Talent all making it on. And as we see week in and week out, there is no stopping El Señor de los Cielos.

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

Top 10 most watched of the week (sports): College softball swings its way onto the list

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

1. NBA Playoffs: Rockets vs. Warriors
2. NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Hawks
3. Liga MX soccer
4. Nascar: Coca-Cola 600
5. Indianapolis 500
6. NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks vs. Ducks
7. La Liga soccer
8. NCAA softball
9. PGA Tour: Crowne Plaza Invitational
10. NBA Draft Lottery

The MLB season’s 162-game marathon is well underway, but no baseball games could be found on our weekly top 10 list. That doesn’t mean that there was no bat-and-ball action that was big on Slingbox last week though — NCAA softball, which held its super regionals last week, proved to be a hit. (No pun intended.) The Women’s College World Series gets started this week with participating teams from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee and UCLA.

The list was topped by the two Conference Final series in the NBA playoffs: the Cleveland-Atlanta matchup which ended in a Cavs sweep, and the Houston-Golden State one which the Warriors currently lead 3-1. It’s fair to assume that droves of Slingbox users will be watching the NBA Finals on their phones, tablets and laptops once it gets started next week.

We’ll be back next week with another set of top 10s.

Top 10 most watched of the week (entertainment): Letterman signs off with a big night on Slingbox

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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. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
2. Game of Thrones
3. Today
4. The Bachelorette
5. The Voice
6. Late Show with David Letterman
7. The Big Bang Theory
8. Dancing with the Stars
9. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10. Modern Family

Late night talk shows don’t often make much of a dent on our top 10 (even though they often air four nights a week), but May 20’s edition of Late Show with David Letterman wasn’t just any episode. As a matter of fact it was the last show of a 33-year career that ended with tributes from everyone from Bill Murray to Barack Obama. We’ll have to see if the debut of Stephen Colbert’s version of the Late Show, which will arrive in September, does similarly well on our list.

At the top we saw two epic family sagas — one in Westeros, the other in Southern California — battle it out for supremacy. The Kardashians won out this time, while the Starks and the Lannisters will get plenty of chances to usurp them as the Game of Thrones season races toward its conclusion.

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

Top 10 most watched of the week (sports): SpongeBob SquarePants 400 is real and on our list

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

1. UEFA Champions League
2. NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Bulls
3. NBA Playoffs: Rockets vs. Clippers
4. NBA Playoffs: Warriors vs. Grizzlies
5. Liga MX soccer
6. PGA Tour: The Players Championship
7. La Liga soccer
8. NBA Playoffs: Hawks vs. Wizards
9.Nascar: SpongeBob SquarePants 400
10. NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks vs. Wild

The yearly Nascar race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., might have passed without raising many eyebrows in the sports world. It was previously known as the STP 500 and 5-Hour Energy 400. It was won this year by Jimmie Johnson. All fairly unsurprising stuff — until you realize that its title sponsor this year was a certain cartoon character known to inhabit a pineapple under the sea. Yes, it was the SpongeBob SquarePants 400, and it came in at No. 9 on our top 10.

In non-Nickelodeon-related sports news, the NBA Playoffs were also very strong. Enough Slingbox users were watching the playoffs on their phones, tablets and laptops to place all four semifinal series on the list. We also saw NHL Playoff action for the first time in a while, as the Chicago-Minnesota series snuck its way into No. 10. But once again, the UEFA Champions League reigned supreme. It will be interesting to see how high the Champions League’s numbers get next week, when the final, between Barcelona and the winner of Wednesday’s match between Real Madrid and Juventus.

We’ll be back next week with another set of top 10s.

Top 10 most watched of the week: The Duggars count their way onto the list

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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. Game of Thrones
3. Today
4. Grey’s Anatomy
5. Criminal Minds
6. 19 Kids and Counting
7. NCIS
8. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
9. El Señor de los Cielos
10. Dateline NBC

The Duggar family of Tontitown, Ark. have seen their offspring grow from 17 to 18 to 19 over the course of 10 seasons on TLC, and their ratings have only increased in kind. We haven’t seen it on our Slingbox top 10 very often, but it made it to No. 6 this week. Also making its triumphant return: El Señor de los Cielos, which was a consistently strong performer during the fall. The Telemundo drama’s third season actually began April 21, but only really got going on Slingbox this week.

Other than those two, it was mostly familiar names on the list, although it was interesting to note that Good Morning America has dropped off the top 10 altogether. Also, Dateline NBC made its way onto the list for the first time in a while, and The Big Bang Theory, a show about people who like things like Game of Thrones, and Game of Thrones itself, went 1-2.

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