Big Brother Dominates In Its Debut

‘Big Brother’ (CBS)

You know summer TV is upon us with the return of the CBS stalwart Big Brother. Airing three nights a week, this long-running reality hit follows strangers as they are under the microscope of being trapped in a house for three months. The last person standing claims $500,000 and this show truly is the ultimate social experiment. It’s also quite popular, as the first three episodes of its new season rank in the Top 8 of the XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand episodes list for the week of June 26-July 2. The show is also up in the ratings, and it’s already been renewed for a 20th season, airing next summer. Catch up on all the fun and past episodes right here.

Catch Up: Game of Thrones returns for its penultimate season this Sunday at 9pm on HBO. The Emmy-winning drama is ramping up toward its finale, with just 13 episodes left (7 this season and 6 in the final season). Catch up on all the drama, the intrigue, the battles and the backstabbing in Westeros before the season premiere right here.

Hot Series: Ever wonder what a young William Shakespeare was like? Wonder no more as we get to know the young (and sexy) Bard in the new TNT drama Will.  A little bit punk rock, very sexy and completely captivating, check out this new series as a young Will finds his way around 16th-century England.  Watch the first two episodes right here.

This Week’s Premieres: The Bold Type (Freeform – Tuesday), I’m Sorry (TruTV – Wednesday), Salvation (CBS – Wednesday), Odd Mom Out (Bravo – Wednesday), Suits (USA – Wednesday), Game of Thrones (HBO – Sunday), The Strain (FX – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: June 26 – July 2

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 0

Power (ep 2)

Starz

2

0

America’s Got Talent (ep 5)

NBC

3

0

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (ep 15)

VH1

4

Big Brother (premiere)

CBS

5

+1

Teen Mom OG (ep 27) MTV

6

Big Brother (ep 3)

CBS

7

+14

Queen of the South (ep 4)

USA

8

Big Brother (ep 2) CBS

9

0

Queen Sugar (ep 3) OWN

10

-2

Claws (ep 4) TNT

11

+4

Basketball Wives (ep 11) VH1

12

-8

World of Dance (ep 5)

NBC

13

-3

The Bachelorette (ep 6)

ABC

14

 –

The Bachelorette (ep 5)

ABC

15

-2

Southern Charm (ep 13)

Bravo

16

+6

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (ep 18)

HBO

17

+1

Married at First Sight (ep 12)

Lifetime

18

+1

Animal Kingdom (ep 5)

TNT

19

+6 The Real Housewives of New York City (ep 13)

Bravo

20

Younger (premiere)

TV Land

*pre-linear episode

Top 20 TV Series: June 26 – July 2

Rank

Series

Network

1

Game of Thrones

HBO

2

Power Starz

3

America’s Got Talent NBC

4

The Bachelorette

ABC

5

Younger

TV Land

6

Playing House CBS

7

The Simpsons FXX, FOX

8

Silicon Valley

HBO

9

Teen Mom OG MTV

10

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta VH1

11

Claws TNT

12

World of Dance

NBC

13

Family Guy FOX, AdultSwim

14

Married at First Sight
Lifetime, FYI

15

The Mist Spike

16

Wrecked TB

17

Southern Charm

Bravo

18

Veep

HBO

19

Queen Sugar

OWN

20

Big Brother

CBS

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