The Gallagher Clan & Shameless Claim Top Spot

‘Shameless’ (Showtime)

The long-running Showtime series Shameless is enjoying a bit of a renaissance in its eighth season. The show premiered to big ratings in the premiere, pulling in nearly 2 million viewers (its biggest debut since Season 3) and season to date is up in all key metrics over last season. And Shameless has claimed the top spot in the XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand Episodes list. The series was recently renewed for a Season 9, and you can catch up on all of the Gallahger family’s antics and past episodes right here.

Hot Series: Uberproducer/showrunner Ryan Murphy has done it again. His new high-octane procedural 9-1-1, which follows first responders as they handle various emergencies, debuted last week to 6.8 million viewers and a 1.8 in the coveted 18-49 ratings demo. This was the top show of the night and looks to continue Murphy’s recent successes, along with American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Feud. The series stars Peter Krause, Connie Britten, and Angela Bassett. Watch the first episode right here.

Catch Up: It’s been a memorable season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, with Teresa adapting to life without her husband Joe (away in jail), Siggy feuding with new girl Margaret, and Melissa adjusting to a new business with her husband as well as her own boutique Envy. And of course, a cast trip to Italy. Oh, and lots of juicy drama. Catch up on all current season episodes before the season finale airs Wednesday night right here.

This Week’s Premieres: Undercover High (Tuesday – A&E), The Magicians (Wednesday – Syfy), Taken (NBC – Friday), Mama June: From Not to Hot (Friday – WE TV), Divorce (HBO – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: December 25 – December 31

Rank

Series

Network

1

 – Shameless (ep 8)

Showtime

2

 -1

Vikings (ep 6)

History

3

 0 Floribama Shore (ep 6) MTV

4

 -2

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (ep 2)

Bravo

5

 +4 Knightfall (ep 4) History

6

 +6

Teen Mom OG (special)

MTV

7

 -1 Love & Hip Hop (ep 9) VH1

8

 +2 Black Ink Crew (ep 4) VH1

9

 +11 Top Chef (ep 4) Bravo

10

 +7 Major Crimes (ep 11) TNT

11

 – Major Crimes (ep 10) TNT

12

 –

SMILF (ep 8)

Showtime

13

+11

Happy! (ep 4)

Syfy

14

+17

Little Women Atlanta (ep 3)

Lifetime

15

+22

Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out (ep 7)

MTV

16

The Rap Game (ep 5) Lifetime

17

 +24

Tamar & Vince (ep 7)

WE TV

18

+32

The Young and the Restless (ep 84)

CBS

19

 – Bring It! (ep 21)

Lifetime

20

 +26

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (ep 8)

Bravo

Top 20 TV Series: December 25 – December 31

Rank

Series

Network

1

Game of Thrones

HBO

2

Vikings History, Streampix

3

Shameless Showtime

4

The Simpsons

FOX, FXX

5

This Is Us NBC

6

Chrisley Knows Best USA

7

The Good Doctor ABC

8

Knightfall History

9

Floribama Shore MTV

10

Will & Grace NBC

11

Outlander Starz

12

The Big Bang Theory

CBS

13

The X-Files FOX

14

Curb Your Enthusiasm
HBO

15

Family Guy FOX, Adultswim

16

Teen Mom OG MTV

17

Love & Hip Hop

VH1

18

The Sopranos HBO

19

Dexter Showtime

20

Young Sheldon CBS

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