Why does it take 4-5 days for shows to show up on "On Demand"? Not just any one channel either. Lots of channels; FX, Comedy Central, ABC, AMC, etc.. etc... After a show airs, it takes 4-5 days for them to show up on "On Demand". WHY????
All or part of the delay is due to the content owner deciding how long before they will let their program move to OnDemand. Just like when a movie hits the theatres it's a while before it is available for sale on disc, rental on VoD or other channels. It's all about managing content and getting the most money and advertising revenue as possible.
Some shows are available sooner on the networks' web sites. Be sure to check there as well.