’24: Legacy’ Has An Explosive Debut

’24: Legacy’ (FOX)

No Jack Bauer? No problem! 24: Legacy, with an all-new cast led by breakout star Corey Hawkins, roared to the top spot of the XFINITY On Demand Top 20 list with its series premiere. Viewers obviously missed the real-time, thrill-a-minute pace and the series did get a very high profile debut after the memorable Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Falcons on FOX. Jimmy Smits, Miranda Otto and Gerald McRaney also star in this long awaited reboot. Watch the first 3 episodes right here.

The venerable late-night staple Saturday Night Live is also enjoying a resurgent season, and rockets into our chart all the way at #2 with Kristen Stewart as host. Melissa McCarthy also surprised everyone in the cold open by playing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The show recently enjoyed its best ratings in over 6 years. Watch all current season episodes right here.

Don’t Miss: Are you looking for a twisty, visual, can’t-miss new drama? Then look no further than FX’s Legion, that focuses on David Haller (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), a mental patient that has powers that outside forces are looking to harness. It’s set in the Marvel universe, but it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Watch the series premiere right here.

Catch Up: Lethal Weapon has been a breakout hit so far this season for FOX. The chemistry between series leads Danny Glover and Clayne Crawford as Murtagh and Riggs keeps viewers coming back for this new action drama. Catch up on all of Season 1 right here.

Hot Series: Rick and the rest of the survivors are back and finally ready to fight back against Negan and the Saviors in The Walking Dead. After a brutal stretch in the first part of Season 7 where Glen and Abraham were killed, things are finally starting to look up as a plan i hatched to take down Negan. Watch the midseason premiere right here.

This Week’s Premieres: Bad Girls Club (Oxygen – Tuesday), Doubt (CBS – Wednesday), Planet Earth II (BBC America – Saturday), Billions (Showtime – Sunday), Big Little Lies (HBO – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: Jan. 30 – Feb 5

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 –

24: Legacy (premiere)

FOX

2

Saturday Night Live (Kristen Stewart, ep 13)

NBC

3

The Big Bang Theory (ep 14)

CBS

4

+2

Scandal (ep 2)

ABC

5

-1

Teen Mom 2 (ep 18)

MTV

6

+10

Star (ep 6)

FOX

7

+2

The Mick (ep 7)

FOX

8

 +9

Grey’s Anatomy (ep 11)

ABC

9

+1

SIX (ep 3)

History

10

+4

Vikings (finale)

History

11

-4

Love & Hip Hop: New York (ep 12)

VH1

12

 -4

The Bachelor (ep 6)

ABC

13

+1

How to Get Away with Murder (ep 11)

ABC

14

 -2

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (ep 9)

Bravo

15

The Quad (series premiere)

BET

16

+5

Victoria on Masterpiece (ep 4)

PBS

17

+12

Taboo (ep 4)

FX

18

Black Sails (ep 2)

Starz

19

 +13

Black Ink Crew (ep 4)

VH1

20

Blue Bloods (ep 14)

CBS

*Pre-Linear episode

Top 20 TV Series: Jan. 30 – Feb 5

Rank

Series

Network

1

This Is Us

NBC

2

Vikings

History, Streampix

3

Game of Thrones HBO

4

Homeland

Showtime

5

The Mick

FOX

6

Shameless

Showtime

7

The Young Pope HBO

8

The New Edition Story

BET

9

The Big Bang Theory CBS

10

Star

FOX

11

The Simpsons

FXX, FOX

12

The Affair

Showtime

13

Black Sails

Starz

14

Teen Mom 2 MTV

15

SIX

History

16

Nashville CMT

17

Taboo

FX

18

The Bachelor

ABC

19

Shooter

USA

20

Timeless

NBC

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