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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Power’ Lead This Week’s Xfinity On-Demand TV Ranker

Other top shows for the week ending August 27 included "Rick and Morty" and "Insecure." See where your favorites landed.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

Macall B. Polay/HBO

As audience habits change and viewers increasingly find other ways to consume programming, the Nielsen ratings only tell part of the story. Streaming and on-demand platforms continue to play a more important role in reaching eyeballs, particularly among young demographics.

Xfinity On Demand has agreed to exclusively share with IndieWire its weekly on-demand ranker, which adds up the cumulative views of all episodes within the series (past and current season). While not available nationwide, Xfinity’s on-demand service can be found in around 20 million homes across the country, demonstrating a good cross-section of U.S. audiences.

The list includes series that both are and aren’t in season, which is why “Outlander” appears. (Apparently fans are gearing up for the show’s upcoming return by diving into past seasons.) No surprise, “Game of Thrones” (which generally hovers inside the top 20 all year) is No. 1, given the show’s huge popularity. But other shows high up are perhaps a nod to their popularity among younger audiences, particularly viewers who don’t watch live TV: Starz’s “Power,” ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” and Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.”

Here is this week’s ranker:

Top 20 TV Series, Aug. 21-27, 2017:

RANK

SHOW

NETWORK

1

Game of Thrones

HBO

2

Power 

Starz

3

Bachelor in Paradise 

 ABC

4

Rick and Morty

Adult Swim

5

The Sinner

 USA

6

Ballers

HBO

7

America’s Got Talent

 NBC

8

Ray Donovan

Showtime

9

The Simpsons

Fox/FXX

10

Big Brother

CBS

11

Insecure

HBO

12

Life of Kylie

E!

13

Teen Mom 2

MTV

14

Manhunt: Unabomber

Discovery

15

Snowfall

FX

16

All Access

Showtime

17

Outlander

Starz

18

Greenleaf

OWN

19

Midnight, Texas

NBC

20

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood

VH1

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