Breakout Shows (June 03 - 09, 2023): HBO's 'The Idol' debuts in the breakout shows ranking

13 June, 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.

HBO's The Idol made its debut on our breakout shows chart this week following its premiere on June 4th. It had 20.1 times the average series demand and ranked as the fourth most in-demand breakout series in its first week. The show has drawn attention and criticism for its gratuitously explicit scenes. Time will tell if this show can last the distance or if this week's surge in demand is driven by short term buzz and shock value.

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Last week's two most in-demand breakout series, Silo and FUBAR managed to hold onto their first and second place rankings respectively this week. However, demand for Apple TV+'s Silo held steady while demand for Netflix's FUBAR dropped by 11%, highlighting the different release strategies of the two shows. FUBAR dropped all of its episodes on May 25th but Silo is scheduled to release episodes through June 30th, giving it time yet to build demand going into its finale.

The Grease spinoff from Paramount+, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies finally made its debut on our breakout shows ranking following its finale on June 1st. The show premiered on April 6th but its demand has reached new highs only in the last few weeks.

Max's Love & Death saw the largest week on week drop in its demand, down 25% to 18.2x this week. The show hit an all-time demand high on May 26th when it was 30.1 times more in demand than the average series in the US. Since then (the show's finale was on May 25th) demand for the show has fallen sharply.

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