Breakout Shows (May 06 - 12, 2023): "Queen Charlotte" takes the crown

16 May, 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.

This week's audience demand data shows some significant changes in the breakout shows ranking, with several new series entering the race and others moving up or down the chart. The biggest movement came from Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, which made its debut in the ranking and secured the top spot as the most in-demand breakout show with a 233% increase in demand. The show had an impressive 34.3 times the average series demand, showing that audiences are eager to delve deeper into the world of Bridgerton.

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Love & Death remained popular among viewers, rising to second place in the ranking with a 19% increase in demand. The thriller mini-series based on a true story continues to attract viewers with its intriguing plot and strong performances, and had 25.2 times the average series demand in the U.S. this week. Adult Swim's Unicorn: Warriors Eternal also made a significant leap in the ranking, taking third place with a 160% increase in demand from last week. The steampunk animated show had 23.2 times the average demand and is proving to be a hit among viewers.

Apple TV+'s Silo entered the ranking in sixth place with a 161% increase in audience attention, making it 21.2 times more in demand than the average series. The dystopian sci-fi series follows a community which exists in a giant underground silo that plunges hundreds of stories deep. ABC's The Company You Keep had a 14% increase in demand following its finale on May 07 and took seventh place in the ranking with 20.6 times the average series demand. The series has kept viewers engaged with its plot and strong performances throughout its first season.

The CW's Gotham Knights also saw a double-digit increase in demand (+14%) and took ninth place in the ranking after its eighth episode aired on May 09. The news that The CW might only be renewing one DC show could have also increased audience interest in the series. Finally, in tenth place, we see Tokyo MX's Oshi no Ko with 18.5 times the average series demand. The series is set to head towards its finale on June 21, and we expect demand for it to increase in the coming weeks. Overall, the breakout shows ranking this week has demonstrated that audiences continue to be interested in a variety of genres, from animated shows to thrillers, and from historical dramas to sci-fi.

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