Not only did The's fifth season dominate all TV show DVD sales for the week ending September 13, 2009, but in a week with limited movie releases, The was the #1 DVD of the week overall leading all movie and TV show sales. Both in total units (407, 426) and sales ($13.9 million).
The The . season four had $12.9 million in sales's sales were down in terms of units vs. the first week sales of season four last year, at 417,486 units, but due to higher unit pricing (and more episodes because there was not a strike-shortened season last year like there was with season four), The pulled in a bit more revenue this year in its first week. Last year in its first week
when Heroes was the top TV show DVD with over 296K units and $11.1 million in sales in its first week of release and sold over 238,000 units for $8.7 million in its first week. By that comparison, it doesn't really seem so great.'s first season DVD was the second-most purchased TV Show DVD and the fourth-most purchased DVD overall selling over 103,000 units and $3.85 million in revenue. Since it's 's first season, I can't compare it to last year. I can compare it to last week
The only other new show appearing on the list waswhich sold over 42,000 units and had $1.5 million in sales.
But the first week ofsales trailed the Heroes Season 3's second week on the list, as well as 's second week and also 's 17th week on the list.
TV Show DVD Sales Week ending September 13, 2009
|Title||Units this Week||% Change||Total Units||Sales this Week||Total Sales||Weeks in Release|
|- Season Five||407,426||407,426||$13,905,449||$13,905,449||1|
|: The Complete First Season||103,405||103,405||$3,854,938||$3,854,938||1|
|Heroes - Season Three||85,559||-71.90%||390,527||$3,207,607||$14,640,857||2|
|- The Complete Fourth Season||57,121||-76.70%||302,168||$2,288,267||$11,212,879||2|
|: The Complete First Season||44,409||-30.00%||1,536,424||$1,531,666||$53,517,279||17|
|: The Complete Fourth Season||42,413||42,413||$1,517,537||$1,517,537||1|
|- The Complete Sixth Season||38,746||-62.30%||141,610||$1,305,740||$3,722,016||2|
|- The Complete Third Season||36,220||-38.70%||499,233||$1,259,732||$12,447,160||4|
|- Season One||34,590||6.50%||207,277||$1,106,534||$6,630,791||4|
|House, M.D. - Season Five||33,857||-64.40%||380,892||$1,503,928||$12,092,733||3|
|: The Complete Eighth Season||29,624||-48.10%||293,080||$1,080,980||$10,694,489||3|