‘This Is Us’ Climbs Back Into Top Spot

‘This Is Us’ (NBC)

A familiar face returns to the top of this week’s XFINITY On Demand Top 20. NBC’s breakout first-year hit This Is Us, recently renewed for Seasons 2 and 3, catapults back into the #1 spot of most-watched TV episode AND top series on XFINITY On Demand for the week of January 9-15.

Two brand new, buzzed about series made memorable marks on the list as HBO’s visually appealing and stunning look at an American Cardinal ascending (Jude Law) in the Vatican, The Young Pope made its entry all the way up at the #2 slot, and FX’s gritty new Tom Hardy-starring drama Taboo debuted at #4.

Other TV watching tips and news on XFINITY On Demand:

Don’t Miss: Nashville is back, and has a new home on CMT. Rayna, Juliette and all your favorites are back, singing up a storm and causing lots of drama in this soapy hit. Watch the first four episodes here.

Catch Up: The Affair is winding down its third season and airs its much anticipated season finale this Sunday on Showtime. After last week’s shocking reveal, all bets are off as to what’s about to go down in the Paris-set last episode. Catch up here.

Hot Series: Syfy’s enchanting series The Magicians returns for its second season this Wednesday January 25th. Dark, adventurous and full of twists, find out why this series was on so many critics’ Top New Shows lists of 2016. Set a recording here.

This Week’s Premieres: Face Off (Syfy – Tuesday), The New Edition Story (BET – Tuesday), Suits (USA – Wednesday), Scandal (ABC – Thursday), Black Sails (Starz – Sunday).

Top 20 New TV Episodes: Jan. 9 – Jan. 15

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 –

This Is Us (ep 11)

NBC

2

The Young Pope (series premiere)

HBO

3

-1

The Mick (ep 3)

FOX

4

Taboo (series premiere)

FX

5

-1

Star (ep 3)

FOX

6

-3

The Bachelor (ep 3)

ABC

7

Saturday Night Live (ep 11)

NBC

8

 –

Nashville

CMT

9

-3

Love & Hip Hop: New York (ep 9)

VH1

10

+5

Vikings (ep 17)

History

11

Teen Mom 2 (ep 7)

MTV

12

 -7

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (ep 6)

A&E

13

Teen Mom 2 (ep 14)

MTV

14

 +2

Lethal Weapon (ep 11)

FOX

15

Being Mary Jane (premiere)

BET

16

Colony (premiere)

USA

17

Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence (series premiere)

ID

18

-5

Shooter (ep 9)

USA

19

 -8

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (ep 6)

Bravo

20

-11

Chicago P.D. (ep 11)

NBC

*Pre-Linear episode

Top 20 TV Series: Jan. 9 – Jan. 15

Rank

Series

Network

1

This Is Us

NBC

2

Game of Thrones

HBO

3

Beyond Freeform

4

Vikings

History, Streampix

5

Shameless

Showtime

6

The Bachelor

ABC

7

Homeland

Showtime

8

The Mick

FOX

9

Nashville CMT

10

Star

FOX

11

The Simpsons

FXX, FOX

12

Shooter

USA

13

Good Behavior

TNT

14

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

A&E

15

The Affair

Showtime

16

The Big Bang Theory CBS

17

Teen Mom 2

MTV

18

Lethal Weapon

FOX

19

Family Guy

FOX, Adultswim

20

Love & Hip Hop: New York

VH1

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