Breakout Shows (June 25 - July 01, 2022): 'The Bear' mauls rivals and charges into 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.

Just a few short days after it premiered on June 23, FX on Hulu's The Bear has had a solid performance and climbed its way up into the top breakout shows rankings with a 114% increase in demand. The comedy-drama series centers around the exhausting, cut throat and gritty life of chefs and workers in the restaurant industry, and has been very well received among critics and fans alike. The Bear had 17.8 times the average series demand in the U.S. this week; a level of demand that is rather impressive for an original IP show in its first week, and might just continue to grow as more people hear about it.


Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds retained their positions in first and second place on the chart this week as well. While demand for Obi-Wan sank by 5% this week, Star Trek also surprisngly had a minor decline in demand. The decline can be traced by the fact that the season four finale of Stranger Things aired on July 01. This could have had audience attention diverted for the week (which was also reflected in the boost in demand for the Stranger Things during the same period).

After losing its position to The Old Man last week, Ms. Marvel rose swiftly to third place on the chart this week with 24.4 times the average series demand, an 8% increase. TV Tokyo's Spy X Family ended on a high note this week, taking fourth place in the rankings after concluding on June 25 - the series had a 4% increase and brought in 23.7 times the average series demand.

Meanwhile, after a meteoric 180% rise in demand last week The Old Man saw a 6% decrease in demand and slid down to fifth place in the rankings. Similarly, The Summer I Turned Pretty also slid down to ninth place with 15.6 times the average series demand, a 20% decrease from last week. Rounding out the rankings this week, despite a 6% decrease we see Paramount+'s Halo making a comeback on the chart in tenth place with 15.3 times the average series demand.

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