HBO's über-popular Game of Thrones may be the most-watched on-demand television program at the moment, but soap operas General Hospital and The Young and the Restless surprisingly aren't far behind in many places across the nation.
According to stats released by Xfinity's X1 on-demand service, Y&R ranked as the fourteenth most-watched on-demand show in the Pittsburgh area in 2017, and it came in as number seventeen in the southern United States.
Meanwhile, 2017 saw GH come in as the thirteenth most-watched on-demand program in Philadelphia, the eighteenth most-watched on-demand program in Chicago, and the twelfth most-watched on-demand program in Michigan.
Though the soaps' on-demand performances are impressive, neither show ranked in the top twenty on-demand programs of the year nationwide. Those honors go to the shows listed below.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, the rankings of the most popular soaps here on Soap Central in 2017 were General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Days of our Lives. The most popular canceled soap in 2017 was All My Children.
1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
2. This Is Us (NBC)
3. The Simpsons (FXX, Fox)
4. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, TBS)
5. Shameless (Showtime)
6. Power (Starz)
7. Family Guy (Fox, Adult Swim, TBS)
8. Outlander (Starz)
9. Homeland (Showtime)
10. Chrisley Knows Best (USA)
11. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
12. Designated Survivor (ABC)
13. Teen Mom 2 (MTV)
14. Empire (Fox)
15. Big Little Lies (HBO)
16. The Walking Dead (AMC)
17. The Mick (Fox)
18. The Sopranos (HBO)
19. Law & Order: SVU (NBC, USA)
20. Bob's Burgers (Fox, Adult Swim, TBS)
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If you are curious which articles soap fans read most on Soap Central in 2017, you can check out that list here.
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