Comcast: 'Big Bang Theory' was most-watched VOD program in 2012
Hit CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory was the most-watched video-on-demand program on Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) cable systems last year, the MSO said Thursday.
Fox's Family Guy was the second-most popular program on Xfinity On Demand, with HBO series Game of Thrones ranked third. Comcast announced the most popular programs as part of its Xfinity TV On Demand Awards, but it didn't detail how many views each program generated.
A&E program Duck Dynasty was the most-viewed new TV series in 2012, followed by HBO's Girls and NBC's Revolution, Comcast said. Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was the most popular kids series last year, it added.
The most popular video-on-demand pay movie in 2012 was 21 Jump Street, followed by The Hunger Games and Ted. Comcast didn't reveal the titles of the most popular porn movies that it sold through Xfinity On Demand last year.
In December, Comcast added download-to-go capabilities to its Xfinity TV Player app for mobile devices, allowing subscribers to download movies and TV series from Showtime and Starz for offline viewing. Showtime original series Homeland was the most popular download-to-go program, Matt Strauss, Comcast SVP of digital and emerging platforms, wrote in a blog post Thursday.
Comcast said its VOD platform has generated 28 billion views since it launched in 2003.
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