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Top 10 Most In-Demand Shows in the US (January 1–7, 2017)

Released on December 16th, The OA has emerged as Netflix’s latest hit. This mystery series had 36% more demand than Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle last week, and both titles ranked among the ten most popular series overall. Another science fiction series, new to Netflix, also attracted a lot of demand this week: Travelers (which originally aired on Showcase in Canada) had more than 50% more popularity than older hits such as Luke Cage, Fuller House, and The Crown. [Read more]

Why Good Girls Revolt Was Cancelled

The cancellation of Good Girls Revolt by Amazon shocked many in the industry. The period drama attracted generally positive reviews after its release on October 28th and, according to data from its producer Sony Pictures Television, had twice as many viewers than Amazon’s most well-known show, Transparent. However, on December 2nd 2016 Amazon decided to cancel Good Girls Revolt with no stated reason, leaving Sony scrambling to sell the show to another network. Given the favourable reviews and reportedly high viewership, why did this show become only the second Amazon Studios title to be cancelled after a year? To get a fuller picture of Good Girls Revolt’s popularity, the demand for the show is compared against other Amazon titles to see if it truly deserved to be let go. [Read more]

The Crossover Effect

In recent years, media franchises have grown in popularity. The most well-known example is the Marvel universe, including films such as The Avengers and series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but DC Comics has caught up with a slate of shows on CW, including Arrow and Supergirl. Older shows (generally crime procedurals) also belong to franchises, notably the long-running CSI and Law & Order series. A popular way of promoting new entries in the series universe is to have crossover episodes, where characters and storylines for two or more shows interact. One of the biggest crossovers to date happened recently, with all four DC shows involved in the same story over four nights. The linear ratings during these events often rise, but how is overall demand affected? [Read more]

Top 10 Most In-Demand Shows in the US (December 11–17, 2016)

New shows dominated the top digital original series this week. In the first full week after its second season release, Fuller House rose by 58% to become the most popular digital original. Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, which premiered on December 16th, had only 14% less demand than Netflix’s latest hit. The Grand Tour and Club de Cuervos also climbed in the rankings, and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, released on December 9th, debuted in tenth place. [Read more]

Top 10 Most In-Demand Shows in the US (December 4–December 10, 2016)

The top shows, both overall and digital originals, are in close competition. The finale of Westworld last week lifted its demand by 20%; even though demand for last week’s leader The Walking Dead also rose, this increase was enough to make Westworld the most popular show in the United States. In contrast, demand for the revived Gilmore Girls crashed by 62%, allowing Stranger Things‘ modest 15% rise in demand make it the most in-demand digital original series. [Read more]

Top 10 Most In-Demand Shows in the US (November 27–December 3, 2016)

The fever around the revival of Gilmore Girls, released on November the 25th, appears to be increasing in the United States. Netflix’s digital original continues to sit in the top spot in our Digital Originals list, with an increase in demand of over 8% in comparison to last week. This has allowed Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life to enter the podium of our Top 10 Overall TV Shows in the United States, at #3 (up one position from last week). [Read more]

The Rise of Planet Earth II

Though David Attenborough has been producing nature documentaries since the 1950s, this legendary presenter is not slowing down anytime soon. His latest series, Planet Earth II, has attracted over 13 million viewers in the United Kingdom and will be released internationally in the coming months. We will briefly look at the demand for this new series as well as its effect on David Attenborough’s older titles. [Read more]

Shonda Rhimes Titles In-Demand Globally

Shonda Rhimes is the reigning queen of television. Her production company ShondaLand dominates Thursday nights on ABC with four popular titles: the old-but-strong Grey’s Anatomy, hits Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, and the recent mid-season replacement The Catch. In addition, she has produced former shows Private Practice and Off the Map, and will be releasing a new series Still Star-Crossed in 2017. With such a strong body of work, it is no surprise that Shonda Rhimes has received many honors, including Personality of the Year at MIPCOM 2016. [Read more]

Top 10 Most In-Demand Shows in the US (November 20–26, 2016)

The revival of Gilmore Girls, released on November 25th, has shot to the top of the digital originals list. With high interest both before and after its premiere, it attracted more than double the demand of other recent hits such as The Crown and Amazon’s The Grand Tour. In addition, Gilmore Girls ranks fourth out of all television series this week and has as only 3% less demand than Game of Thrones. [Read more]

Top 10 Most In-Demand Shows in the US (November 13–19, 2016)

Though demand for The Crown fell by 31%, it remained the most in-demand digital original this week. Luke Cage and Stranger Things also stayed consistent as the second and third-most popular series, but they are challenged this week by the newly released The Grand Tour from Amazon. The former Top Gear hosts’ new series premiered on November 18th and already ranks highly; we expect its demand to increase over the next week. [Read more]