Breakout Shows (February 18 - 24, 2023): "Wolf Pack" takes a large bite of U.S audience attention

27 February, 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.

After 1923 and the Sheridan-verse's sucess, the Star Trek franchise series and now its latest drama titled Wolf Pack, it's safe to say that Paramount+ seems to be having a great few weeks with its content dominating audience attention in the States lately. The young adult supernatural series created by Jeff Davis entered the ranking this week in eighth place with 16.6 times the average series demand, a 33% increase since last week.

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HBO's apocalyptic show The Last of Us remained at the top of the ranking for another week in a row, despite a 10% drop in demand this week. The show is expected to stay high in the rankings over the next few weeks however, as it gets closer to its finale date on March 12. As of this week, it had 55.1 times the average series demand in the U.S. Meanwhile, Paramount+'s 1923 moved up to second place in the rankings with 29.1 times the average series demand, a 10% rise since last week. It’s likely that we will see another final spurt in demand next week after viewers catch up to the episodes and the finale, which aired on February 26.

Apple TV+'s Shrinking had another 22% spike in demand this week, moving up to sixth place in the ranking this week. The latest Apple TV+ grief comedy series from Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein, and Jason Segel, featuring Harrison Ford has clearly been making an impression with audiences so far, seeing that it had 20.4 times more demand than the average series in the U.S. this week.

Marvel's Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur had an 11% decline in demand that saw the show slide to ninth place in the ranking this week. As audience attention moved towards different content, other shows that lost their positions as a result of a decline in demand were Poker Face (-4%) and Velma (-12%). Netflix's Wednesday also lost its place in second position but this was mainly due to demand for 1923 rising rather than demand for the latter falling. Rounding out the top 10 ranking this week we see Mnet's Boys Planet in tenth place with 16.4 times the average series demand, a 5% increase from last week. 

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