Published on December 21st, 2017 | by Brad Gibson


Sling TV viewing up 27% with Sunday most watched day, study shows

Users of the live and on-demand streaming service Sling TV watched 27 percent more television programs per day in 2017 compared to the previous year with Sunday being the day with the highest viewership, the company revealed in a 2017 review of viewing habits.

Among some of the interesting findings in the report include…

  • The most viewing sessions on Sling TV were started between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET, with the peak being at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Sunday was the most popular day to catch up on our favorite shows two years in a row, with more average hours per viewer than any other day of the week.
Infographic courtesy Sling TV
  • HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” was the most popular series nationwide and the top show in 31 states, followed by “Big Bang Theory” as second most popular series title and most viewed in 10 states.
  • At the state level, the College Football National Championship (Alabama v. Clemson) topped the charts as the most popular event in 12 states. The NBA Playoffs Game 7, Wizards v. Celtics came in second as the most popular event in six states.
  • Top watched shows on Cloud DVR included ‘The Walking Dead”, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, and “The Real Housewives of Orange County”.
Sling TV trends infographic 2Infographic courtesy Sling TV

The report’s findings were based on viewing trends of subscribers to Sling Orange and Sling Blue services and Extras between January 1, 2016 and December 7, 2017.

The Sling TV app is available for download from the Apple TV App Store. The service has been available on Apple TV since June of 2016.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.

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