While it’s not a comprehensive list, the weekly DVD sales charts from the-numbers.com provide snapshots of which TV show DVDs are hot sellers and an idea of their numbers, typically during their release week and soon afterwards. I’ll do this as a test for a few weeks and look at how interesting it is for our readers.
Our first look at the list finds HBO’s True Blood leading TV shows with a huge first week of over $17 million in sales for the week ending May 24, 2009, and at #4 overall among all DVD sales. Three other TV shows identified, at least somewhat, with cult followings, 24, WWE:Wrestlemania XXV and Friday Night Lights are also in the top 30 DVD sellers for the week.
US TV Show DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending May 24, 2009
|Rank||Prev. Rank||Title||Units this Week||% Change||Total Units||Sales this Week||Total Sales||Weeks in Release|
|4||(-)||True Blood: The Complete First Season||515,877||-.-%||515,877||$17,018,782||$17,018,782||1|
|7||(-)||24 – Season Seven||276,661||-.-%||276,661||$9,127,046||$9,127,046||1|
|13||(-)||WWE: Wrestlemania XXV – 25th Anniversary||107,611||-.-%||107,611||$2,151,144||$2,151,144||1|
|16||(-)||Friday Night Lights – The Third Season||79,436||-.-%||79,436||$1,508,490||$1,508,490||1|