When it comes to saving shows for later, ABC has got its finger on the pulse of American television viewing. Of the top-10 most watched programs—via DVR viewing only, mind you—ABC dominates with five on the list.
Sure, ABC doesn’t have the top spot and features two shows at the bottom, but with five of the 10, they easily outdistance the other networks, with two shows each from Fox and CBS and just one from NBC.
ABC is doing “Live+7” well, showing it can lure viewers with its series arcs, keeping them glued to the storylines, even if they weren’t originally glued to their sets.
CBS’ Big Bang Theory doesn’t surprise by topping the list with an Oct. 3 show. NBC’s lone entry on the list, Blacklist, comes in second with a Sept. 30 episode. But that is where ABC makes an appearance and doesn’t let up, with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family (pictured), Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville and Scandal all dominating the list, all from shows that aired Oct. 1 through Oct. 3.
Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (Sept. 30) and New Girl (Oct. 1) and CBS’ Elementary (Oct. 3) gave a little pause to the ABC madness. But just a little pause.
Here’s the list in order:
1. Big Bang Theory, CBS
2. Blacklist, NBC
3. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC
4. Sleepy Hollow, Fox
5. Modern Family, ABC
6. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
7. New Girl, Fox
8. Elementary, CBS
9. Nashville, ABC
10. Scandal, ABC