Top 25 Shows Records

Last Updated: July 16, 2017 0214 GMT

Records from the Pre-Top 25 Shows Era included.

 

 

 


 

Top 25 Shows Records

 


 

Most consecutive months at No. 1 The record for the most consecutive months at No. 1 is held by “Timothy Goes To School” (Nelvana). The show ran at No. 1 for nine consecutive months from January 2001 to September 2001.

Most career months at No. 1 The most career months at No. 1 record is held by “Brian Jacques’ Redwall” (Nelvana). The show has 12 career months at No. 1 spanning from April 2002 to July 2002 (four months) then again from December 2002 to July 2003 (eight months). "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" tied the record with its No. 1 in December, 2016.

Biggest gain to No. 1 The biggest gain to No. 1 record is held by “Sonic Underground”. It made a massive 23-1 gain in December 1999. It is doubtful that this record will ever be broken. Here are the some of the biggest gains to No. 1 in Top 25 Shows history.

Biggest drop from No. 1 The biggest drop from No. 1 was logged by "Franklin". It tumbled 1-16 on the May, 1999 Top 25 Shows chart.

* Biggest drop from No. 1 following a No. 1 debut

First tie at No. 1 (Top 25 Shows) The first ever tie at No. 1 came on the May 2003 list between “Yu Yu Hakusho” and “Brian Jacques’ Redwall”. The decision came on June 7 2003. The purpose for the tie: The run was too close to call.

Longest running show (Top 25 Shows) "The Young and the Restless" accumulated 107 months on the Top 25 Shows chart. The longest chart life from an animated show is from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. It spent 72 months on the chart.

Here are the ten shows with the longest running chart lives in history:

  1. 109 - The Young and the Restless (Feb. 2004-)
  2. 102 - WWE Raw (Jan. 1998-Aug. 2011)
  3. 80 - Days of Our Lives (Jul. 2000-Mar. 2007) & truTV Presents World's Dumbest (Jul. 2009-Jul. 2016)
  4. 72 - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Sept. 2005-) & My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Aug. 2011-)
  5. 71 - Digimon: Digital Monsters (Sept. 1999-)
  6. 59 - The Bold and the Beautiful (Aug. 2012-)
  7. 56 - Yes! Precure 5 (Jul. 2011-Oct. 2016)
  8. 53 - Franklin (Nov. 1998-Sept. 2006)
  9. 50 - Brian Jacques' Redwall (Apr. 2001-Jun. 2005)
  10. 49 - Passions (Aug. 2001-Feb. 2006)

Longest stay consecutively in top-3 (Top 25 Shows) The show with the longest top-3 stay in Top 25 Shows history is “Timothy Goes to School”. The show spent 10 consecutive months in the Top-3.

Longest stay in top-10 (Top 25 Shows) The consecutive streak goes to “Digimon: Digital Monsters”. The show stayed in the top-10 for 36 months straight. It debuted at No. 6 on the Top 25 Shows chart in September 1999 and its last month in the top-10 was August 2002 at No. 8. The show has occupied every position in the top-10, and was No. 1 nine times. The career record goes to "WWE Raw". It was in the top-10 for 56 months overall.

Here is the list of the most months consecutively in the Top 25 Shows Top 10:

  1. 36
    Digimon: Digital Monsters (Sept. 1999-Aug. 2002)
  2. 34
    The Young and the Restless (Mar. 2012-Dec. 2014)
  3. 23 
    Brian Jacques' Redwall (Apr. 2002-Mar. 2004)
  4. 22 
    InuYasha (Feb. 2004-Nov. 2005)
  5. 17 
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann (Sept. 2007-Jan. 2009)
  6. 16 
    Franklin (Oct. 2000-Jan. 2002)
  7. 14 
    Timothy Goes to School (Nov. 2000-Dec. 2001) 
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Aug. 2011-Sept. 2012)
    Smile PreCure! (Mar. 2012-Apr. 2013)
  8. 13 
    Days of Our Lives (Oct. 2003-Oct. 2004)
    DokiDoki! Pretty Cure (Mar. 2013-Feb. 2014)
  9. 12
    HappinessCharge PreCure! (Mar. 2014-Feb. 2015)
  10. 11
    Sister Princess (Dec. 2009-Oct. 2010)
    Suite PreCure! (May 2011-Mar. 2012)
  11. 10
    Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (Aug. 2002-May 2003)
    PB&J Otter (May 1998-Feb. 1999)
    Bleach (Nov. 2010-Aug. 2011) 
    truTV Presents World's Dumbest (Jul. 2011-Apr. 2012)
  12. 9
    Dragon Tales (Sept. 1999-May 2000)
    The Rachel Maddow Show (Nov. 2010-Jul. 2011)

Most career months in the Top 10:

  1. 71 - The Young and the Restless
  2. 56 - WWE Raw
  3. 50 - Digimon: Digital Monsters & My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  4. 36 - Brian Jacques' Redwall & Days of Our Lives
  5. 32 - Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  6. 31 - Franklin
  7. 30 - Bleach
  8. 29 - Dragon Tales
  9. 28 - truTV Presents World's Dumbest

Anime-exclusive Top 10 (Top 25 Shows) For the first time since Top 25 Shows official inception in 1998, the November, 2005 Top 25 Shows chart saw the first-ever anime exclusive Top 10. Here is the Top 10 from that month:

  1. Magical DoReMi
  2. Naruto
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist
  4. Vandread
  5. Mew Mew Power
  6. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  7. s-CRY-ed
  8. Dragonball Z
  9. Sonic X
  10. InuYasha

The January, 2010 Top 25 Shows chart would go even further. It not only saw an anime-exclusive Top 10, but the entire top-17 were made up entirely of anime. Here is the anime-exclusive Top 10 for January, 2010:

  1. Ragnarok the Animation
  2. Ghost Stories
  3. Bamboo Blade
  4. Lucky Star
  5. Ramen Fighter Miki
  6. SoltyRei
  7. Seraphim Call
  8. Digimon: Digital Monsters
  9. Sister Princess
  10. Code-E

Most consecutive first career No. 1’s (Top 25 Shows) The greatest number of consecutive first career No. 1’s, none of which having a consecutive month run at No. 1, was 11 in January to November of 2007. The No. 1 shows for each month was as follows: “.hack//Roots", "Bleach", "Gunslinger Girl", "Kiddy Grade", "Bottle Fairy", "sola", and "Real Time with Bill Maher", "Last Exile", "Blood+", "Moon Phase", and "Vampire Princess Miyu".

Consecutive month first career No. 1’s This unique phenomena has occurred in Top 25 Shows five times before (including the record shown above).

It once again happened in July-August 1999 when “The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs” was No. 1 in July, then “Woody Woodpecker” advanced to No. 1 in August.

It then happened again in November-December 1999 when “Digimon: Digital Monsters” picked up its first career No. 1 in November. Then the very next month, “Sonic Underground” posted the biggest gain to No. 1 in Top 25 Shows history, a 23-1 blast.

It would not occur again until August-November 2002 when "Days of Our Lives", "Angelina Ballerina" "Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series", and Lloyd In Space" accomplished the feat.

Most consecutive Pacesetters received Pacesetter is the award given to a show that has the biggest cumulative gain in grosses from the previous month. The greatest number of consecutive pacesetters ever received is five by "Jakers!: The Adventures of Piggley Winks". It was awarded Pacesetter January, February, March, April, and May of 2004. The old record was four by "Redwall" from November to February 2003.

Most career Pacesetters The record is nine by “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. These are all of the months where “Pony” took Pacesetter honors: December 2011, May 2012, December 2012, January 2013, November 2015, December 2015, February 2016, May 2016, and June 2017.

Most positions gained The record for the biggest gain is the 23-1 gain from “Sonic Underground”. Here are some of the biggest gains in Top 25 Shows history.

Longest stay at No. 2 (Top 25 Shows) The longest consecutive month stay at No. 2 in Top 25 Shows era was posted by CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds”. The show retained No. 2 for four consecutive months from September to December 2010.

Most shows to gain to No. 1 from below No. 2 The longest span of shows gaining to No. 1 from some position below No. 2 was thirteen. Here is a list of the shows:

First chart to be reissued twice The first chart to be reissued twice was the October 2004 chart. It was first reissued on September 30 2004, just hours before was to go into effect, to have "Inuyasha" at No. 1 for a third consecutive month. But on October 10 2004, "Father of the Pride" pushed back to No. 1. "Inuyasha" only served as the No. 1 show for nine days.

 


 

Top 10 Shows of the Week Records

 


Most consecutive weeks at No. 1 (whole weeks) The record for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 is held by “Timothy Goes To School” (Nelvana). The consecutive week run began on January 27 2001 and ended 30 weeks later on August 11 2001 minus 1 week for the two ties between “King of the Hill“ (20th Century FOX) and “Days of Our Lives“ (Columbia/NBC Enterprises).

Second to this record is “Redwall’s” twelve consecutive week run which began on April 13 2002 and ended on June 29 2002.

Most consecutive weeks at No. 2 The record for the most consecutive weeks at No. 2 is four weeks set by "Digimon: Digital Monsters". The run began the week of March 24 2001 and ended the week of April 14 2001.

Most career weeks at No. 1 The greatest number of weeks at No. 1 for a show’s career is 39 by “Timothy Goes To School” (Nelvana) spanning from November 11 2000 to July 20 2002. Second to this record is “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (Hasbro) who has picked up 36 career No. 1’s spanning from July 23 2011 to May 27 2017.

Here are the most career weeks at No. 1:

  1. 39 - Timothy Goes to School from 11/11/00 to 07/20/02
  2. 36 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from 07/23/11 to 05/27/17
  3. 32 - Brian Jacques' Redwall from 09/29/01 to 10/16/04
  4. 24 - Digimon: Digital Monsters from 08/21/99 to 07/27/13
  5. 20 - WWF Monday Night Raw/WWE Raw from 12/04/99 to 01/17/09
  6. 15 - InuYasha from 05/01/04 to 07/05/08
  7. 14 - Dragon Tales from 09/11/99 to 06/14/03
  8. 14 - Bleach from 11/04/06 to 05/21/11
  9. 14 - Smile PreCure! from 03/17/12 to 11/23/13
  10. 13 - Jakers!: The Adventures of Piggley Winks from 12/20/03 to 06/05/04
  11. 13 - Suite PreCure from 03/26/11 to 12/03/11
  12. 13 - Rozen Maiden from 12/31/11 to 09/14/13
  13. 13 - Negima from 08/05/06 to 10/01/16
  14. 12 - Mew Mew Power from 02/19/05 to 11/24/07
  15. 10 - Sonic X from 09/20/03 to 09/10/05
  16. 10 - Fruits Basket from 12/10/05 to 08/23/08

First show to go into double figures at No. 1 (Top 10 Shows of the Week) The first show to have at least ten No. 1’s two years straight on T10SW is “Brian Jacques’ Redwall”. The show picked up 18 No. 1’s in 2002 and 10 in 2003.

Most different No. 1's in a row Between December 23 2006 and February 17 2007, Top 10 Shows of the Week saw nine different No. 1's in a row. That broke the old record of eight different No. 1's in a row between July 9 and August 27 2005. These are shows that, prior to these weeks, never hit No. 1 this year. Here are the nine different No. 1's in their respective orders. An asterisk indicates first career No. 1:

Most consecutive first career No. 1's The greatest number of first career No. 1's in a row is five spanning from September 27 2008 to October 25 2008. The five shows are as follows:

Most career No. 2’s So far, this record is held by “Digimon: Digital Monsters”. As previously reported, it has amassed 37 career No. 2’s, 25 just in 2000 and 2001 combined! "Digimon" also holds the record for the most No. 2's in a single year: 13 in 2000.

Most No. 1's in a single year The year that holds the record for the greatest number of different No. 1's is 2007. 2007 has seen 31 different No. 1's.

Most 2nd half No. 1’s This record is held by “Negima”. “Negima” picked up eleven No. 1‘s in the second half of 2006.

Most No. 1 debuts in a single year The greatest number of No. 1 debuts in a single year was eight set in 2015.

2015's No. 1 debuts are:

The previous record was seven set in 2014.

Longest time between No. 1 debuts The record is 111 weeks between “Dragon Tales” debuting at No. 1 and “Braceface”’s debut at No. 1. “Braceface” debuted at No. 1 at Week 120 (October 27 2001), the first No. 1 debut since “Dragon Tales” at Week 9 (September 11 1999).

Longest span between debut week and first career No. 1 This record is held by "Sailor Moon". It took “Moon” 921 weeks to obtain a No. 1 in Top 10 Shows of the Week. The span ran from October 16 1999 (the show’s debut week) to June 10 2017 (the week the show got the No. 1).

Most inaugural-year No. 1’s The show that had the greatest amount of No. 1’s in their debut year is "Suite PreCure". It picked up 13 No. 1's in 2011.

Most shows to debut in one week As many as five shows have debuted on the T10SW chart for a single week. For the first time on December 23 2000, then again on January 13 2001.

Anime-exclusive top-10 (Top 10 Shows of the Week) For the first time since Top 10 Shows of the Week's inception, the February 25 2006 chart saw the first-ever anime-exclusive Top 10 Shows of the Week chart. This is the top-10 from the Top 10 Shows of the Week chart from that week:

  1. Fruits Basket
  2. Magical DoReMi
  3. Naruto
  4. Chrono Crusade
  5. RahXephon
  6. Sonic X
  7. Digimon: Digital Monsters
  8. Vandread
  9. Mew Mew Power
  10. Fullmetal Alchemist

The following weeks also saw Top 10's with only anime:

 

Longest consecutive week streak following No. 1 debut The most amount of weeks a show managed to stay at No. 1 following a No. 1 debut is six by "R.O.D the TV" and "Go! Princess PreCure". "R.O.D the TV" debuted at No. 1 the week of May 16 2009 and went on to stay there for five more weeks. "Go! Princess PreCure" tied the record when it debuted at No. 1 on February 7 2015 and remained at No. 1 for a total of six weeks

 


 

 Grossing Records

 


Biggest grossing show of all-time Currently the biggest grossing show of all-time is “The Young and the Restless” (Sony Pictures Entertainment). The show has grossed a staggering 117.2 billion grosses as of April 22 2017! The former record-holder, “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” (NBC Universal), has grossed 37.95 billion grosses to date. The record was broken on September 22 2012.

Biggest single week No. 1 grossing total The biggest single week grossing total record was broken on June 3 2017 when Cartoon Studios-imprint show "Steven Universe" grossed 526 million grosses.

Biggest grossing month The most a show has ever grossed for a single month was 2.58 billion grosses set by "Steven Universe" in March, 2017. "Steven Universe" holds the record for a four-week month: 1.995 billion in February, 2017. The previous record was 2.35 billion set by "Etotama" in May, 2015.

Annual gross races chart record “The Young and the Restless” is the biggest grossing show, on an annual basis, in Top 25 Shows history. In 2013, the show grossed 20.71 billion grosses.

Best grossing No. 1 debut The record for the best grossing No. 1 debut is held by “LEGO: Elves”. The show grossed 524 million grosses in its debut week on July 15 2017.

Fastest 10-billion grosses passed The show that passed 10-billion grosses in the quickest amount of time was "Steven Universe". "Steven" passed the milestone on June 17 2017, 20 weeks after its January 28 2017 debut.

Here is a list of some of the quickest times that 10 billion grosses was passed:

  1. Steven Universe - 20 weeks from 1/28/17 to 6/17/17
  2. Go! Princess PreCure - 23 weeks from 2/7/15 to 7/18/15
  3. Lucky Star - 24 weeks from 7/18/09 to 1/2/10
  4. DokiDoki! Pretty Cure - 24 weeks from 2/9/13 to 7/27/13
  5. Suite PreCure - 25 weeks from 3/26/11 to 9/17/11
  6. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - 27 weeks from 7/9/11 to 1/7/12
  7. Smile PreCure! - 27 weeks from 2/11/12 to 8/18/12
  8. HappinessCharge PreCure! - 28 weeks 2/8/14 to 8/23/14
  9. Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show - 29 weeks from 4/14/12 to 11/3/12
  10. Negima - 32 weeks from 8/5/06 to 3/10/07
  11. Lucha Underground - 33 weeks from 12/5/15 to 7/23/16
  12. Maho Girls PreCure! - 33 weeks from 3/12/16 to 10/29/16
  13. Sister Princess - 37 weeks from 4/11/09 to 12/26/09
  14. Real Time with Bill Maher - 39 weeks from 5/12/07 to 2/16/08
  15. Azumanga Daioh - 40 weeks from 6/26/04 to 4/2/05
  16. In the Heat of the Night - 40 weeks from 9/7/13 to 6/14/14
  17. Fullmetal Alchemist - 54 weeks from 1/22/05 to 2/4/06
  18. Blood+ - 54 weeks from 3/10/07 to 3/22/08
  19. xxxHOLiC: Kei - 54 weeks from 11/8/08 to 11/21/09
  20. Jakers!: The Adventures of Piggley Winks - 55 weeks from 9/27/03 to 10/16/04
  21. Blue Drop - 55 weeks from 12/8/07 to 12/27/08
  22. Countdown with Keith Olbermann - 57 weeks from 4/7/07 to 5/10/08
  23. The Ed Show - 57 weeks from 4/23/11 to 5/26/12
  24. Mew Mew Power - 58 weeks from 2/19/05 to 4/1/06
  25. Sonic X - 63 weeks from 9/6/03 to 11/20/04
  26. Digimon: Digital Monsters - 64 weeks from 3/17/01 to 6/8/02
  27. Vampire Princess Miyu - 64 weeks from 10/6/07 to 12/27/08
  28. Psychic Detective Yakumo - 64 weeks from 11/6/10 to 1/7/12
  29. InuYasha - 66 weeks from 9/20/03 to 12/25/04
  30. truTV Presents World's Dumbest - 74 weeks from 05/30/09 to 10/09/10
  31. Rozen Maiden - 74 weeks from 12/31/11 to 06/01/13

Biggest grossing week for an anime This record is held by "Dragon Ball Super". The show grossed 524 million grosses on July 1 2017.

Most shows to debut in one week Five shows debuted on the T10SW chart on December 23 2000.

Biggest grossing hat trick The biggest grossing hat trick was the one completed on March 11 2017 when Steven Universe grossed 1.541 billion grosses over the 3-week period.

Here is a list of the five biggest grossing hat tricks of all-time:

  1. Steven Universe - 1.541 billion - March 11 2017
  2. HappinessCharge PreCure! - 1.483 billion - July 12 2014
  3. Etotama - 1.462 billion - May 2 2015
  4. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - 1.451 billion - March 29 2014
  5. Go! Princess PreCure - 1.4328 billion - February 21 2015

Biggest grossing weeks for each position The following is a chart of the current record grossing amounts for each Top 10 Shows of the week position:

Rank

Show

Week

Grosses (in millions)

1

Steven Universe

06/03/2017

526.0

2

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

04/22/2017

516.6

3

Miniforce

07/01/2017

499.0

4

Interviews with Monster Girls

02/18/2017

484.0

5

Bump in the Night

04/22/2017

463.5

6

Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM)

04/22/2017

444.0

7

LEGO: Friends

04/08/2017

426.0

8

Elena of Avalor

04/22/2017

404.0

9

Lucha Underground

10/01/2016

353.0

10

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

01/21/2017

322.0

 

All-time single week grossing low The all-time lowest grossing week (on average) of the T10SW grossing era is the week of March 31 2001. The weekly grossing average for that week was 38.38 million grosses. The No. 1 show of that week, “Timothy Goes To School” only managed to gross a meager 86.2 million grosses - which is the all-time low for a No. 1 show. The show that was No. 10, “Days of Our Lives”, grossed a minuscule 9.7 million grosses.

Most shows to gross in one week A total of 17 shows grossed on the T10SW chart for the week ending December 28 2002. Second to this record is a 16-show week on May 8 2004 and on August 13 2005.

All-time single week grossing high The all-time highest grossing week (on average) of the T10SW grossing era is the week of February 18 2017. The grossing average for that week was 429.67 million grosses.

 


 

 Year-End Chart Records

 


Most appearances on a Year-End Wrap-Up from one imprint The record is ten set by FUNimation in the 2007 Year-End chart. These are the shows in order of position from highest to lowest: Kiddy Grade (#2), Moon Phase (#3), Gunslinger Girl (#5), Negima (#11), Trinity Blood (#13), Spiral (#14), Samurai 7 (#18), Black Cat (#19), Solty Rei (#21), and Basilisk (#27).

Most Year-End Wrap-Up appearances “WWE Raw/WWF Monday Night Raw” has made the most year-end chart appearances. 2005 was their tenth year-end wrap-up appearance. This show has also made the most top-10 finishes in a row without a Show of the Year finish with five. The show finally failed to make the Year-End tally in 2006.

First show to be Show of the Year twice The Year-End Wrap-Up has had a different No. 1 show to finish the year every year… up until 2003. “Brian Jacques’ Redwall” was 2002 Show of the Year and 2003 Show of the Year.

First imprint to finish in top 2 positions The first imprint to finish in the top two slots of the Year-End chart was FUNimation. "Fruits Basket" and "Negima", both FUNimation-imprint shows, finished in the top-2 positions in 2006.

 

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