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The Top TV Shows Of 2017 Netflix Steals A March

Report by Tim Mulligan
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The 20,000 Foot View:  With TV content audiences becoming ever more fragmented and streaming services guarded with their metrics, understanding the appeal of TV shows has never been more complicated. In this report, we present summary data from the first year of MIDiA’s TV Brand Tracker to reveal an objective and platform-neutral view of which shows resonated most with audiences in 2017.

Key Findings

  • CBS’s The            Bang Theory tops MIDiA’s Brand            rankings with an average            fan            across all of 2017
  • CBS also            second spot with            fan penetration            NCIS
  • Game of            is a top-four show across            four surveyed markets 
  • Season            of            of Thrones drove a three            point spike in fandom in            up to           
  • The BBC            one of the strongest performing            with three shows in the                      
  • Netflix has            shows than any other in            top            (seven), though only two            in the top            (Stranger Things            House of Cards)
  • Stranger Things            Netflix’s biggest hit of 2017,            eighth spot overall but first            for            year olds

Companies and brands mentioned: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Game Of Thrones, Sherlock, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Planet Earth, Stranger Things, Blue Bloods, American Horror Story, Doctor Who, This Is Us, The Flash, Arrow, Chicago Fire, How To Get Away With Murder, House Of Cards, Chicago Med, Madam Secretary, Vikings, Top Gear, Star Trek: Discovery,            Reasons Why, Daredevil, Fear The Walking Dead, Lucifer, True Detective, Westworld, Big Brother, Catfish, Legends Of Tomorrow, Empire, Luke Cage, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones, Narcos, Victoria, Mr Robot, Scream, Big Little Lies, Netflix, BBC, CBS, HBO, ITV, AMC, Fox, NBC, The CW, Twitter, Viacom, A+E, Facebook,  Amazon Prime Video