Audiences Haven’t Forgotten ‘Designated Survivor’

‘Designated Survivor’ (ABC)

It looks like absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder. Or at least TV viewers want to catch up on their favorite shows. Kiefer Sutherland’s first-year drama Designated Survivor returned from a nearly 3-month long winter hiatus and entered our XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand list with a bang, jumping in all the way at the #3 slot. The conspiracy is growing even larger, and President Tom Kirkman is facing threats from all sides.

NBC’s juggernaut This Is Us continues its reign atop the list, holding down the #1 spot yet again. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta had a notable premiere (entering at the #5 spot) as the juicy drama continues to sizzle.

Don’t Miss: Cookie is almost back!! After an agonizing three-month wait, the whole Lyons family is back, serving up drama, hot tunes and backstabbing in Empire’s spring premiere Wednesday at 9/8c on FOX. Jamal is fresh out of rehab, and Lucious is out for blood (what’s new?) And of course our girl Cookie is serving one-liners and to-die-for outfits right and left. Catch up on the current season right here.

Catch Up: Our planet, in all its wonders is on full display in BBC America’s captivating docuseries Planet Earth II, which has its finale this Saturday night. Sir David Attenborough narrates this unforgettable look at our planet, from the vast frozen tundras to the forests of the equators, and every kind of animal in between. Watch all past episodes right here.

Hot Series: Season 6 of Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama Homeland has focused on the period of time between an American Presidential election and the Inauguration of the next President. Carrie faces threats from within the CIA as dark forces within the organization plot to take down the incoming President and her policies. After a bit of a slow start, the action is really heating up as we careen towards the finale next month. Jump in and watch all past episodes right here.

This Week’s Premieres: If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN – Tuesday), Empire (FOX – Wednesday), Are You The One? Second Chances (MTV – Wednesday), Shots Fired (FOX – Wednesday), Grace and Frankie (Netflix – Friday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: Mar 6 – Mar 12

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 –

This Is Us (ep 17)

NBC

2

+2

Big Little Lies (ep 4)

HBO

3

Designated Survivor (ep 11)

ABC

4

-1

The Walking Dead (ep 14)

AMC

5

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta (season premiere)

VH1

6

0

Saturday Night Live (Scarlett Johansson, ep 16)

NBC

7

0

Star (ep 11)

FOX

8

 +1

Teen Mom 2 (ep 23)

MTV

9

The Big Bang Theory (ep 18)

CBS

10

Grey’s Anatomy (ep 15)

ABC

11

+4

Imposters (ep 5)

Bravo

12

 0

Scandal (ep 5)

ABC

13

+7

The Arrangement (ep 2)

E!

14

 +3

The Voice (ep 4

NBC

15

+1

SIX (ep 8)

History

16

-3

24: Legacy (ep 6)

FOX

17

+8

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (ep 14)

Bravo

18

-1

The Voice (ep 5)

NBC

19

 +8

Chrisley Knows Best (ep 3)

USA

20

-15

Taken (ep 2)

NBC

Top 20 TV Series: Mar 6 – Mar 12

Rank

Series

Network

1

This Is Us

NBC

2

The Voice

NBC

3

The Walking Dead AMC

4

Homeland

Showtime

5

Game of Thrones

HBO

6

The Bachelor ABC

7

Designated Survivor ABC

8

The Big Bang Theory

CBS

9

Star FOX

10

Chicago Justice NBC

11

Big Little Lies

HBO

12

The Simpsons

FXX, FOX

13

Chrisley Knows Best

USA

14

Shameless Showtime

15

Girls HBO

16

SIX History

17

Billions

Showtime

18

Nashville

CMT

19

Imposters

Bravo

20

Teen Mom 2

MTV

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