Xfinity TV Announces Top Honors for Most Viewed Programs
Comcast announced the 2011 winners of the annual Xfinity On Demand Awards. Every year Comcast honors the movies, TV series, kids, series, and musical artists that customers view the most with the Xfinity service during the year. In the year 2011, the overall most-viewed programs were revealed as: Tosh 0, Bridesmaids, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Beyoncé. In 2011, it is also notable that there was a significant increase in the service as well as a 10 percent elevation in views each month. There was as additional surge in the amount of views per month by Xfinity customers, up from 350 to 400 million views which labels 2011 as the most widely viewed program year since the service’s inception in 2003.
Not only does Xfinity name the overall winners in the annual event, they also recognize the other top performers that rate high in each category, including the most viewed new release movies by genres like action, comedy, horror, drama, and kids and family. The most-viewed TV series are recognized in categories consisting of comedy, drama, reality, and kids, with the most-viewed musical artist genres that include country, hip-hop, R&B, and rock. In 2011, comedies dominated the movies and TV series categories, while R&B was the top performer in music. Also performing very well near the top were hit movies released on Xfinity On Demand the same day that the DVD released.
The most-viewed overall new released movie winners were: (1) Bridesmaid (2) Hall Pass (3) Red. In the category of most-viewed TV Series, winners were: (1) Tosh.0 (2) NCIS (3) South Park. For most-viewed kid’s series, the top slots went to: (1) SpongeBob SquarePants (2) Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (3) Dora the Explorer. Finally, the top-viewed musical artists were: (1) Beyoncé (2) Justin Bieber (3) Chris Brown.
Since the 2003 roll out of Xfinity, customer views have grown from 200 million to over 23 billion. During that same time, the choices of entertainment has grown from 740 selections all the way up to more than 30,000. The drastic change in programming choices offers customers constant access to the most popular TV series, kids programs, newly released movies and independent films, movie collections, excusive content, sports and specials.
Xfinity currently gives customers the benefit of “anytime, anywhere” TV content with more than 200,000 choices in entertainment programming and 8,000 hours of choices that can be accessed and viewed on iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch’s with an Xfinity TV App on Xfinity.com. The service comes with a host of management tools that allows users to customize and manage viewing across different screens without additional fees for the feature. Xfinity TV will continue to make more choices in Xbox 360 and Android mobile devices.
The Comcast Corporation is one of the leading providers of cable entertainment in the nation. Additionally, they have also broadened their scope of business as leaders in high speed internet and home phone service to residential and business customers. Comcast is also the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, operating entertainment and cable news networks.
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