A Glimpse at What TV Shows People Are Watching, City by City

Vulture: Game of Thrones may not be the biggest show on TV as measured by Nielsen — that honor goes to The Big Bang Theory — but HBO’s Sunday smash dominates another, increasingly important metric: video-on-demand (VOD) viewership. According to data from Comcast, which reaches more U.S. homes than any other cable or satellite provider, GOT is the most-watched entertainment series on its Xfinity on Demand platform both nationally and in each of the 16 major urban centers the NBCUniversal-owned company serves. And yet, impressive as GOT’s performance is, it’s not completely surprising, given its strong linear ratings and status as a massive pop-culture phenom. More revealing is what Comcast’s city-by-city data shows about viewing habits in different parts of the country.

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