Breakout Shows (August 27 - September 02, 2022): House of the Dragon continues its reign over the rankings

9 September, 2022

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.

House of the Dragon continued its reign at the top of the breakout shows rankings as a result of a 22% increase in demand following the release of its second episode on August 28. It's entirely unsurprising to see the series at the top of the chart this week too; however it will be interesting to see how it fares as data begins to come in on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power next week. The Prime Video series aired its first episode on September 02, and considering the size of the Tolkien fandom, it's very likely to be a strong contender for the throne of the top series - both globally and in the U.S. One thing is certain: It's a wonderful time to be a fantasy fan.


While House of the Dragon led the rankings with 62.1 times more demand than the average series, She Hulk: Attorney at Law followed in second place, holding on to its postion despite a 4% decline in demand. The Marvel series had 38.8 times the average series demand, staying well ahead of its other rivals below such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, which came in third place with 18.6 times the average series demand in the U.S.

FX's sports docu-series Welcome to Wrexham entered the rankings with 18 times the average series demand, a 61% spike in demand that put the show in fourth place. The series documents the events of Welsh association football club Wrexham A.F.C., which was purchased by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, as they learn to run the third oldest football club in the world.

FXX's Little Demon became the most in-demand new animated series after a whopping 280% increase in demand saw it enter the rankings this week, taking over seventh place on the chart. The show, which features the voices of Aubrey Plaza, Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito, is Atomic Cartoons' first series aimed at an adult audience. Just a few days after its premiere on August 25, demand for the series has been robust, making it 17.2 times more in demand than the average series in the U.S. Meanwhile, Tales of the Walking Dead rose up to eighth place in the rankings after it made its debut on the breakout shows chart last week. The Walking Dead spinoff show had 16.5 times the average series demand for the week, a 6% increase.

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