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'Game of Thrones,' 'Empire,' 'Chrisley Knows Best' most watched Atlanta Xfinity on-demand shows

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Comcast last week released its most popular Xfinity on demand shows from April, 2015 through last month in major cities.

Not surprisingly, HBO's "Game of Thrones" came in on top in every major city ,from Boston to Seattle. What's more interesting is the local quirks. In Atlanta, not surprisingly, Fox's "Empire" came in second (and third nationwide.)

But amazingly, USA's light-hearted reality program about the Atlanta Chrisley family "Chrisley Knows Best" came in third locally, ahead of "The Big Bang Theory" (fourth), Starz' "Power" (fifth, starring Decatur native Omari Hardwick) and Lifetime's "Bring It!" (sixth)

AMC's "The Walking Dead," one of the most popular shows live, ranked just seventh nationally and in Atlanta in on demand circles.

Tyler Perry's home base does love his show "The Haves and the Have Nots." It ranked ninth, behind CBS's "Blue Bloods" at eighth. (Nope. That is not a show I would have expected in the top 10 in Atlanta.)

At No. 10? VH1's "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta." That makes sense.

Not every show is available on demand. For instance, Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is not so it naturally didn't make it in the top 10 but probably would have if Xfinity had penned a deal with the network.

Atlanta top 10

  1. Game of Thrones HBO
  2. Empire Fox
  3. Chrisley Knows Best USA
  4. The Big Bang Theory CBS
  5. Power Starz
  6. Bring It! Lifetime
  7. The Walking Dead AMC
  8. Blue Bloods CBS
  9. The Haves and the Have Nots OWN
  10. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta VH1


  1. Game of Thrones HBO
  2. The Big Bang Theory CBS
  3. Empire Fox
  4. Entourage HBO (yes, folks will watch old series)
  5. Power Starz
  6. Blue Bloods CBS
  7. The Walking Dead AMC
  8. Modern Family ABC
  9. Homeland Showtime
  10. Keeping Up With the Kardashians E!


Also, a company called SymphonyAM did a study of viewing behavior and found that 38 percent of people who watched back seasons of current shows would go ahead and watch the new one as well.

The study, not surprisingly, said Netflix was the primary source for back-season viewing with drama the most common genre.

Read more here.

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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