‘Shameless’ Season 8 Premiere Has Strong Debut

‘Shameless’ (Showtime)

The rambunctious, crazy but lovable Gallagher family is back for more antics in the hit Showtime series Shameless. The Season 8 premiere was the long-running series’ highest premiere numbers since Season 3, pulling in 1.86 million viewers in its 9pm airing. The show was just recently renewed for Season 9, and the premiere enters the XFINITY Top 20 Weekly Episodes On Demand List all the way at No. 3. Catch up on all past episodes right here.

Hot Series: Grey’s Anatomy is remarkably still going strong in its 13th season and celebrated its landmark 300th episode last week in a special outing that called back to the show’s past, and even had patients in the hospital that reminded everyone of past interns Izzie, George and Cristina. This show just keeps going and getting stronger, and creator Shonda Rhimes has said she could see it going for many more years still. Catch up on past episodes right here.

Catch Up: The Long Road Home is a gripping new limited series from National Geographic Channel that details an attack in 2004 in Iraq on a US Army battalion and is based on a best-selling book by Martha Raddatz. The story follows as the attack takes place in Iraq and in real time also follows their families and loved ones back in the United States. Catch up on all episodes right here.

This Week’s Premieres:  The Hunt For the Zodiac Killer (Tuesday – History), Mythbusters (Wednesday – Discovery), Marvel’s The Punisher (Friday – Netflix), Longmire (Friday – Netflix), Search Party (Sunday – TBS)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: October 30 – November 5

Rank

Series

Network

1

 0 This Is Us (ep 6)

NBC

2

 0

The Good Doctor (ep 6)

ABC

3

 – Shameless (premiere)

 Showtime

4

 -1

The Walking Dead (ep 3)

AMC

5

 -1 The Big Bang Theory (ep 6) CBS

6

 -1

Outlander (ep 8)

Starz

7

 – S.W.A.T. (premiere) CBS

8

 -1 Will & Grace (ep 6) NBC

9

 -3 Grey’s Anatomy (ep 6) ABC

10

 -2 American Horror Story: Cult (ep 9) FX

11

 – Young Sheldon (ep 2) CBS

12

 -2

Designated Survivor (ep 6)

ABC

13

Teen Mom 2 (ep 17)

MTV

14

Love & Hip Hop (premiere)

VH1

15

 -3

Riverdale (ep 4)

The CW

16

 -5 The Gifted (ep 5) FOX

17

 +5

NCIS (ep 6)

CBS

18

 -9

Keeping up with the Kardashians (ep 6)

E!

19

 +4 Chicago Fire (ep 6)

NBC

20

 -7

Blue Bloods (ep 6)

CBS

Top 20 TV Series: October 30 – November 5

Rank

Series

Network

1

This Is Us

NBC

2

The Good Doctor ABC

3

Will & Grace NBC

4

Game of Thrones

HBO

5

Outlander Starz

6

The Walking Dead AMC

7

Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO

8

The Big Bang Theory CBS

9

American Horror Story Cult FX

10

The Simpsons FXX, FOX

11

Ray Donovan Showtime

12

Chrisley Knows Best

USA

13

The Gifted FOX

14

The Deuce
HBO

15

Grey’s Anatomy ABC

16

Riverdale The CW

17

The Voice

NBC

18

Keeping up with the Kardashians E!

19

The Orville FOX

20

Designated Survivor

ABC

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