Designated Survivor Concludes Strong First Term

‘Designated Survivor’ (ABC)

Kiefer Sutherland’s return to TV was by all means a runaway success this season as audiences flocked to the new ABC drama Designated Survivor. Sutherland plays President Tom Kirkman, who only becomes President when a horrific nuclear attack on our nation’s capital leaves him as the highest ranking official in the U.S. government. The season finale (but don’t worry, it’s already been renewed for Season 2) jumped up two slots in the XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand rankings, and checked in at No. 2. Catch up on past episodes right here.

Catch Up: It’s been quite a ride for Michael, Lincoln, Sarah and company on the revived Prison Break. The fans spoke, and FOX brought back the series for this current 9-episode installment. Find out how it all ends Tuesday night with the season finale and catch up on past episodes right here.

Hot Series: The Leftovers is one of those series that you’ve heard all your friends talk about, but most likely haven’t watched yet. It’s a cult classic that tries to explain what happened when a small percentage of the Earth’s population disappeared, without a trace. Justin Threoux stars and it’s from the masterful mind of JJ Abrams (Lost). Catch up on all past episodes right here before the series finale airs this Sunday.

This Week’s Premieres: Animal Kingdom (TNT – Tuesday), World of Dance (NBC – Tuesday), The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (FOX – Wednesday), Nashville (CMT – Thursday), I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime – Sunday), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: May 15 – May 21

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 +1

Empire (ep 17)

FOX

2

+2

Designated Survivor (finale)

ABC

3

-2

Saturday Night Live (Dwayne Johnson, finale)

NBC

4

+2

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (ep 10)

VH1

5

+4

Scandal (ep 16)

ABC

6

-1

Grey’s Anatomy (finale)

ABC

7

+1

The White Princess (ep 6)

Starz

8

+7 Better Call Saul (ep 6)

AMC

9

-2

American Gods (ep 4) Starz

10

+3

Teen Mom OG (ep 21) MTV

11

+1

NCIS (finale)

CBS

12

-1

Chicago Fire (finale)

NBC

13

+1

Chicago P.D. (finale)

NBC

14

 -4

Keeping up with the Kardsashians (ep 11)

E!

15

+9

The Blacklist (finale)

NBC

16

+1

Married at First Sight (ep 6)

Lifetime

17

+1

Survivor (ep 11)

CBS

18

-2

Shades of Blue (ep 13)

NBC

19

 +1

The Real Housewives of New York City (ep 7)

Bravo

20

+12

Modern Family (finale)

ABC

Top 20 TV Series: May 15 – May 21

Rank

Series

Network

1

Empire

FOX

2

Designated Survivor

ABC

3

Game of Thrones HBO

4

Scandal

ABC

5

The Big Bang Theory

CBS

6

Saturday Night Live NBC

7

The Simpsons FXX/FOX

8

American Gods

Starz

9

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta VH1

10

Married at First Sight Lifetime

11

The White Princess Starz

12

Grey’s Anatomy

ABC

13

Silicon Valley HBO

14

Teen Mom OG MTV

15

The Blacklist NBC

16

The Voice NBC

17

Better Call Saul

AMC

18

Chicago Fire

NBC

19

Law & Order: SVU

NBC

20

Keeping up with the Kardashians

E!

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