The CTV Shows That Engaged Audiences in April 2022

While Netflix reported troubling subscriber losses in April, it still holds the largest CTV audience by a wide-margin, so it's no surprise that its programming continues to top our Share of Time Spent list month in and month out. April 2022 was no exception. Bridgerton, Season 2 and Season 1 took the top two spots on our list. It's common to see earlier seasons of successful programs benefit from a boost in viewership when new seasons are released. Viewers are either catching up or re-watching to remind themselves about the storyline before beginning the new season. 

If you're also interested in knowing what content provides the best ad environments, check out our lists for April's top-performing AVOD apps and Linear TV programs for ad attention. Looking for the top brands and advertisements of the month? Check out the story, here


The Top CTV Original Episodic Programs, By Share of Time Spent - April 2022

We typically see highly promoted, big-name content - like Bridgerton -  top our Share of Time Spent on CTV, which reveals the proportion of time viewers spent watching a program in comparison to all other time spent viewing original episodic content.

Program  Application Share of Time Spent
Bridgerton (S2) Netflix 14%
Bridgerton (S1) Netflix 5%
Is It Cake Netflix 4%
Inventing Anna Netflix 3%
Anatomy of a Scandal Netflix 3%


The Top CTV Original Episodic Programs, By Attention Index - April 2022

Our Attention Index identifies how viewers paid attention to programming compared to the average show. April's Top CTV shows for Attention includes content from across the CTV ecosystem, including ad-supported apps like Peacock and traditional SVODs like Apple TV and Amazon Prime. The average linear TV program scores a 100 on the Index. CTV programming typically indexes higher than linear, and the shows that make our Top Five each month really stand out. 

Program  Application Attention Index
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon Prime 154.6
Real Housewives of Miami Peacock 148.2
Russian Doll (s2) Netflix 146.1
Julia HBOMax 146.1
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Apple TV 143.4


The Top CTV Original Episodic Programs, By Co-Viewing Rate - April 2022

These are the shows that viewers watched together in April 2022. Our Co-Viewing-Rate measures the percent of time viewers watched the program with more than one person in the room. TVision's person-level insights enable measurement of CTV co-viewing and can provide brands and apps with accurate co-viewing multiples. 

Program Application Co-Viewing Rate
Only Murders in the Building Hulu 85%
Floor is Lava Netflix 80%
NCIS Paramount+ 78%
Animal Netflix 77%
Stranger Things (S2) Netflix 76%


The Top CTV Original Episodic Programs, By Binge Watching Rate - April 2022

These are the programs that viewers were most likely to consume in sessions of three or more episodes at a time. These shows are typically shorter - 30 minutes or less - such as the teen and tween sensation, Heartstopper on Netflix.

Program Application Binge Watch Rate
The Marked Heart Netflix 59%
Heartstopper Netflix 52%
Battle Kitty Netflix 47%
Life and Beth Hulu 47%
Russian Doll (S2) Netflix 46%


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TV and CTV Attention Report
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