Grey’s Anatomy, It’s Always Sunny and The Big Bang Theory lead TV show DVD sales

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For the week ending September 20, 2009 Grey’s Anatomy led with both the most units sold with 259,089 and the most weekly revenue with $9.472 million for the fifth season DVD.  That’s up from last year’s fourth season debut with 225,545 and $8.331 million in sales.

FX fan favorite, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was second best among the TV shows, with 201,406 and $5.067 million in revenue.  That’s well over 100% better than last year’s first week of 80,294 units and $2.086 million in sales.

Now a ratings beast in its third season, the first week of The Big Bang Theory’s second season DVD sold 156,084 units and generated $4.525 million in estimated sales.  Also up huge from last year’s first week  of 38,147 units and $.724 in revebue.  Though some of the revenue difference is that last year’s DVD had few episodes due to the strike and was cheaper.

The Office was next in its second week with an additional 149, 782 units for a 2 week total of 588,548. It added an additional $4.920 million in revenue for a two week total of $19.895 million.

The fifth week of Dexter season 3 added another 56,471 units for a total of 558,490 units and another $1.491 million in revenue for a total of $14.036 million after five weeks.

In its second week of release, Fringe’s first season sold another 52,351 units bringing its two week total to 163,710 units. It also added another $1.861 million in revenue for two week total of $6.013 million.

Heroes season three, in its third week of release sold another 50,170 units for a three week total of 447,279 and added another $1.87 million for a total of $16.758 million.

The amazing (and even if you don’t like the show you have to admit the DVD sales are amazing!) True Blood, now in its 18th week of release added another 40,233 units for a total of 1,580,074 units. It added another $1.362 million in sales for an 18 week total of $54.998 million.

Title Units this Week % Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Weeks in Release
Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season 259,089 259,089 $9,472,294 $9,472,294 1
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 4 201,406 201,406 $5,067,375 $5,067,375 1
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season 156,084 156,084 $4,524,875 $4,524,875 1
The Office – Season Five 149,782 -65.90% 588,548 $4,920,339 $19,895,422 2
Dexter – The Complete Third Season 56,471 44.80% 558,490 $1,491,964 $14,036,020 5
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Clone Commandos 52,593 52,593 $525,404 $525,404 1
Fringe: The Complete First Season 52,351 -53.00% 163,710 $1,861,602 $6,013,065 2
Heroes – Season Three 50,170 -45.60% 447,279 $1,870,338 $16,757,954 3
True Blood: The Complete First Season 40,233 -15.90% 1,580,074 $1,361,887 $54,997,018 18
WWE: The Best of Smackdown – 10th Anniversary 1999-2009 37,809 37,809 $755,802 $755,802 1

You can see past weekly lists of TV Show DVD Sales numbers here.


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