Breakout Shows (January 07 - 13, 2023): Sheridan-verse's 1923 continues to rise while Tulsa King remains ahead

17 January, 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 Sheridan-verse's 1923 seems to be doing wonders for Paramount+. The series rose up to third place with 24.5 times the average series demand in the U.S. this week, hot on the heels of another Sheridan show, Tulsa King which took second place with 29.1 times the average series demand. As mentioned earlier, both shows have been big successes for Paramount+, and the latest spike in demand for 1923 could be linked back to the announcement that the show would be taking a break and returning again on February 05, leaving fans with plenty of time to catch up with the recent episodes as they wait.

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Netflix's mega-hit series Wednesday seems to still be ruling audience attention as a 23% spike in demand was observed for the show this week. The increase in demand for the show came right after the platform announced that it would be renewing the show for another season. With good reason too, considering that this week it had 45.4 times more demand than the average series in the U.S. for the week. Tulsa King held on to its spot in second place as another 7% spike in demand was observed after the penultimate episode aired on January 08.

Disney+'s Willow had a 17% increase in demand this week after its finale episode aired on January 11. The show has been airing episodes since November 30, so it is likely that we may see audience demand spike for it once again next week as viewers begin catching up to all the episodes. Netflix's latest series Kaleidoscope made its first appearance in the rankings this week and took sixth place in the ranking with 19.9 times the average series demand. The series has been the talk of the town lately, mainly due to its unique format that makes the story experience different for different viewers.

Tokyo MX's Bocchi the Rock! had a further 5% increase in demand this week and held on to its position in seventh place for another week with 17.8 times the average series demand. After much controversy and drama surrounding it since the cancellation announcement, demand for Netflix's 1899 saw a considerable 45% decline with the series sliding down to ninth place on the chart with 14 times the average series demand. Interestingly, Disney+'s Tales of the Jedi had a 5% increase in demand that pushed it back up into the rankings with 13.7 times the average series demand. The spike in demand for the series comes as a result of the interconnected universe and storylines between the show and Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which premiered its second season on January 04. 

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