Breakout Shows (April 15 - 21, 2023): New anime series "Oshi no Ko" takes the charts by storm with a 123% increase in demand

25 April, 2023

In this article we look at the top breakout shows of the past week. Breakout shows are the most in-demand series that have premiered in the past 100 days.

The week of April 15 - 21 brought in few changes to the breakout shows ranking, however we did see a new entrant in the race. Tokyo MX's latest anime series Oshi no Ko leaped into the ranking with a whopping 123% increase in demand and took sixth place on the chart this week. Based on the manga of the same name, the anime explores the darker side of the idol industry and has become the top anime series on MyAnimeList and HIDIVE's biggest anime launch of all time since its premiere on April 12. Audience demand data for the anime underscores its popularity as well - it had 18.6 times more demand than the average series in the U.S. this week.

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The Last of Us retained its position at the top of the charts this week, despite an 8% decline in demand this week. The show still maintained a wide lead over the rest of its rivals, with 39.3 times the average series demand. Next, we see Daisy Jones & The Six back up in second place despite a 12% drop which saw have 22.6 times the average series demand. Daisy Jones was able to reclaim its spot in second place after Netflix's The Night Agent saw a 30% decline in demand and slid down to fourth place in the ranking (as predicted last week).

Meanwhile, Paramount+'s The Rabbit Hole maintained a steady but strong foothold among American audiences for yet another week. The show had almost the same level of demand (although with a slight increase) as last week - 21.2 times the average, which saw it move up to third place in the ranking this week. The only other series that had a notable increase in demand this week besides Oshi no Ko was ABC's The Company You Keep, which moved up the ranking to seventh place, also with 18.6 times the average series demand. The 6% increase for the show came right after its eighth episode aired on April 16. Given that the show is set to air two more episodes before concluding on May 07, we do expect to see it continue to climb up the ranking over the next couple of weeks.

A 4% decline in demand saw Peacock's Poker Face slide down to eighth place in the ranking this week. Despite having ended a few weeks ago on March 09, the show has maintained a relatively stable level of demand among audiences and remained in the ranking. With 18.2 times the average series demand this week, its easy to see why Peacock chose to renew the show for another season. SYFY's The Ark remained in ninth place for yet another week, with almost exactly the same level of demand as last week at 17.9 times the average. Rounding out the top 10 breakout shows ranking, we see The CW's Gotham Knights sliding down to tenth place also with 17.9 times the demand for the average series, a 5% decline from last week.

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