The second season of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords topped TV show DVDs for the week ending August 9, 2009. Battlestar Galactica’s unit sales fell by about 66%, but was still on the list, while Dollhouse, Psych and Robot Chicken fell off the list.
Then there’s the amazing story of HBO’s True Blood season one DVD sales, which in its 12th week of release, increased over its 11th week. In fact, for the week although BSG sold more units, True Blood had $22,000 or so more sales. It’s nearing 1.3 million units and has gone over $44 million in sales.
It was the impressive sales for True Blood’s DVD that caught my attention and got me watching the show to begin with. Now I’m all caught up, and have really enjoyed the last few weeks. But as much as I’ve enjoyed those episodes, I think I’m still more amazed by the show’s DVD sales than I am by the show itself. Call it a personal quirk.
On a revenue basis True Blood is now the 11th best selling DVD of the season. The only other TV show in the top 50 is 24, which is now #49 (and falling) with $17.995 million in sales.
US TV Show DVD Sales for Week Ending August 9, 2009:
|Title||Units this week||%Change||Total Units||Sales this week||Total Sales||Weeks in Release|
|Flight of The Conchords: The Complete Second Season||108,978||-.-%||108,978||$2,123,981||$2,123,981||1|
|Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5||57,959||-66.6||231,538||$1,825,129||$7,353,620||2|
|True Blood: The Complete First Season||49,570||12.3||1,270,466||$1,847,970||$44,150,954||12|