In May, VideoAge’s Water Cooler gave you a preview of the broadcast and cable U.S. summer series, but now that nearly all have premiered (there are only a handful left to start), we thought we’d draw your attention to which of the new shows have found the largest audiences.
Uproxx, took a look at the Live+7 Days of DVR figures for scripted series to find out which cable and network TV shows are most popular, specifically among the 18-49 demographic — the one that is so highly coveted by advertisers and broadcasters alike.
Interestingly, of the top 10 shows, just under half are from the broadcast networks.
Below, the top 10 shows for the last week of June, according to Uproxx.
1. Wayward Pines (Fox)
The series — which premiered in May — stars Matt Dillon as a U.S. Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho.
2. Under the Dome (CBS)
The third season of CBS’s summer series based on a Stephen King novel explores the strange (and supernatural) occurrences after a dome cuts a small town off from the rest of the world.
3. True Detective (HBO)
The second season of this crime anthology series takes place after a bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal.
4. The Whispers (ABC)
An unseen force is manipulating society’s children in favor of its cause in this new sci-fi series.
5. Ballers (HBO)
This comedic drama that revolves around the lives of football players, their friends, families and handlers.
6. Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
This teen drama/mystery is now in its sixth season, and revolves around four girls in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania.
7. The Last Ship (TNT)
This post-apocalyptic drama about the crew of a lone naval destroyer that must save the world is now in its second season.
8. Rizzoli and Isles (TNT)
Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes in Boston. The show is currently in its sixth season.
9. The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC)
This new series — which premiered in June — follows the wives of astronauts during the early days of spaceflight.
10. Suits (USA)
Now in its fifth season, this drama explores the fast-paced world of Manhattan corporate law, where a hotshot associate makes a risky move by hiring a brilliant but unmotivated dropout as his associate.