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Sling TV in 2018 – A Year of Live Streaming Trends

So much can happen over the course of a year! In 2018 alone, Sling, the leading live streaming service, launched in Puerto Rico, added 40,000 on-demand titles, added more than 55 live and on-demand channels, rolled out a new experience, debuted new standalone channels and introduced the faces of the newest Slingers. This year also brought a ton of streaming. 2018 had us glued to our TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones to catch some of the biggest news stories, sporting events, series and movies, amounting to hundreds of years of content viewed per day – here are the biggest moments you shared with Sling this year.

Sling TV 2018 Year in Review - Top News Moments

News Moments We Had to Watch

2018 brought us a lot of breaking news, but not even a royal wedding could curb Slingers’ renewed interest in American politics. From closely watching mid-term election races to the Kavanaugh hearing, here are the days Sling’s news channels received the most viewership.

  1. Mid-term Elections (11/6)
  2. Royal Wedding (5/19)
  3. Hurricane Michael (10/10)
  4. Mid-term Election Results (11/7)
  5. Kavanaugh Hearing (9/27)
Sling TV 2018 Year in Review - Top Live Events

Live Events We All Tuned In To

Some events are so epic, you must watch them live. It’s no surprise that the college football National Championship game was number one on the list (again), this time with Alabama taking on Georgia. From college football to NBA Playoffs and election results, here are the moments you couldn’t miss.

  1. College Football Playoffs National Championship: Alabama v. Georgia
  2. College Football Playoffs Rose Bowl: Georgia v. OU
  3. Election Night in America
  4. College Football Playoffs Sugar Bowl: Alabama v. Clemson
  5. NBA Playoffs: Game 7 – Warriors at Rockets
Sling TV 2018 Year in Review - Top Recorded Shows

Shows We Had to Keep

You can’t get too much of a good thing, and with millions of hours of content recorded on Sling’s Cloud DVR, there’s always something good to watch. This year, The Walking Dead slipped to the #2 spot to make room for Live PD, The Rachel Maddow Show (formerly #4) switched places with WWE Monday Night Raw (formerly #5) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup came in at #3. These are the most popular shows and events Slingers saved and played back on Cloud DVR.

  1. Live PD
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
  4. WWE Monday Night Raw
  5. The Rachel Maddow Show
Sling TV 2018 Year in Review - Top Series

Series We Loved the Most

Sure, Slingers love sports and movies, but sometimes we just need a truly bingeable series fix(er upper). Whether you’d rather spend hours hanging out with Chip and Joanna, Sheldon and Leonard or Peter and Stewie, these are the most popular series in 2018.

  1. Fixer Upper
  2. The Big Bang Theory
  3. Family Guy
  4. House Hunters
  5. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Sling TV 2018 Year in Review - Top Rented Movies

Flicks We Rented on Movie Night

One thing is for certain – Slingers love a good action flick. From throwback Pixar heroes to modern Avengers, here are the movies you rented the most on Sling.

  1. The Incredibles
  2. Black Panther
  3. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  4. Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Thor: Ragnarok
Sling TV 2018 Year in Review - Top Watched Movies

Movies We Couldn’t Stop Watching

Whether you were preparing for the sequel (looking at you Jurassic World and Deadpool), looking for some comedic relief (Step Brothers) or wanted to escape into a different kind of international storm (Day After Tomorrow), here are the most-watched movies this year on Sling.

  1. Jurassic World (2015)
  2. Step Brothers (2008)
  3. Deadpool (2016)
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  5. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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Methodology:
Information included in this post indicates overall viewing trends on Sling TV domestic services. Rankings based on viewing trends of subscribers to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue and Extras between January 1, 2018 and November 27, 2018. “Series” does not include news or sports.

Sling TV 2018 Year in Review