Breakout Shows (June 18 - 24, 2022): 'The Old Man' and 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' take a leap into the rankings

28 June, 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.

This week FX's The Old Man saw an impressive 180% increase in demand as the show heads towards its finale on June 30. The first season of the show, which has only four episodes, has proven to be quite popular among viewers since it premiered on June 16. Right after its penultimate episode aired on June 23, demand for the series propelled it third position into the rankings with 25.3 times the average series demand in the U.S. for the week.

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Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds retained their positions in first and second place on the chart respectively. Obi-Wan had 37 times the average series demand this week, a 5% decline; on the other hand, Star Trek had a 7% increase in demand after its seventh episode aired on June 16, making it 33.7 times more in demand than the average show in the U.S. As mentioned last week, the increase in demand for Star Trek was quite expected as the show heads approaches its finale that's set to air on July 07.

Ms. Marvel slid to sixth place in the rankings this week despite an 11% increase in demand. The series was pushed down as a result of The Old Man leaping up the rankings. It was followed by Prime Video's latest series The Summer I Turned Pretty in fifth place, with 19.6 times the average series demand. The coming of age drama from Amazon premiered on June 17 and was already renewed for a second season ahead of its release. Probably with good reason- right after the premiere, The Summer I Turned Pretty had a 118% surge in demand in the U.S. Globally, demand for the series is also tracking high, which goes to show audience interest in the evergreen genre.

HBO's The Time Traveler's Wife took eighth place in the rankings, up from tenth place last week as a result of a 5% increase in demand. The increase in demand for the show came after its finale aired on June 19, making it 17.4 times more in demand than the average series in the U.S. Rounding out the rankings this week we see Hulu's Gaslit in tenth place with 16.3 times the average series demand, an 11% decline from last week.

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