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The Top 5 Best Selling TV-DVDs in 2005

Old 12-20-05, 01:46 AM
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The Top 5 Best Selling TV-DVDs in 2005

1. Chappelle’s Show 2.x Uncensored (2,840,000 units)
2. Lost 1.x (1,040,000 units)
3. Seinfeld 4.x (860,000 units)
4. The Simpsons 6.x (830,000 units)
5. Friends 9.x (790,000 units)

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Dec. 20, 2005


TV-DVD keeps vid retailers smiling in '05
By Thomas K. Arnold

TV-DVD is ending the year on a solid note as one of the few categories in the now-mature DVD business that's still on a steep growth trajectory.

By the end of this year, consumers will have spent an estimated $3.3 billion on TV-DVD, according to Home Media Retailing research. Studio sources said the total could be as high as $4 billion, a quarter of the entire DVD business.

"It's the only category that's maintaining the double-digit growth rates we've gotten used to over the past four years with DVD," said analyst Tom Adams of Adams Media Research. His company pegs TV-DVD's growth this year at 20% or more, "which is phenomenal, particularly in a flattening market."

This growth in TV-DVD is both good and bad for the home entertainment business in general, Adams said. On the positive side, the higher price points help maintain profits as prices for theatrical catalog titles "and even fairly recent hits" sink to new lows, he said.

And yet he can't help but wonder whether all those "complete season" sets are eating up viewing time that used to be spent watching movies.

"Those are a lot of hours people are buying for $30," Adams said, "as opposed to a two-hour movie for $20."

The biggest TV-DVD seller of the year was Paramount's "Chappelle's Show: Season 2 Uncensored," with unit sales estimated at 2.84 million by Home Media Retailing.

Rounding out the top five: Buena Vista's "Lost: The Complete First Season" (1.04 million units), Sony Pictures' "Seinfeld: Season 4" (860,000 units), 20th Century Fox's "The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season" (830,000 units) and Warner's "Friends: The Complete Ninth Season" (790,000 units).

Not surprisingly, the six major studios significantly upped their output of TV-DVD this year, particularly during the late-summer months, when they fielded a weak theatrical slate.

The most prolific studio supplier of TV-DVD in 2005 was Warner, with 118 releases, up from 90 in 2004, according to the DVD Release Report. Next came Paramount, with 77 releases, up from 54 the year before, followed by 20th Century Fox (54, up from 40), Sony Pictures (50, up from 37), Universal Studios (40, up from 22) and Buena Vista (35, up from 22).
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Old 12-20-05, 01:54 AM
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thats pretty good. I am not the target market here, as I rarely buy tv shows. I enjoy films, and have never been a big fan of coming back to the same charachters week to week

I bought
pete & Pete
king of the hill
simpsons
Twilight ZOne
and recieved free copies of a few titles...
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surprised Desperate Housewives wasn't in the top 5
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"It's the only category that's maintaining the double-digit growth rates we've gotten used to over the past four years with DVD," said analyst Tom Adams of Adams Media Research. His company pegs TV-DVD's growth this year at 20% or more, "which is phenomenal, particularly in a flattening market."
Idiots. Now when TV on DVD doesn't keep growing at 20% ad infinitum they will complain that it is dead as a format.
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Old 12-20-05, 06:35 AM
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I have 4 of the 5. Lost being the only one not bought by me. Keep them coming.
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Wow, that's a significantly larger number for Chappelle over the others.
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I believe the relatively cheap prices for Chappelle may be the reason for those numbers.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
Wow, that's a significantly larger number for Chappelle over the others.
That's because Chappelle Show appeals to a wider majority of people.
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Chappelle in french means "small church". Never heard of it but I somehow doubt that this is a religious show or else the religious right has really taken over the US.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Chappelle in french means "small church". Never heard of it but I somehow doubt that this is a religious show or else the religious right has really taken over the US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Chapelle
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