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Breakout Shows (May 07 - 13, 2022): "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" becomes the top new series

18 May, 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.

Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds had a further 92% increase in demand this week and became the top breakout series in the United States with 35.1 times the average series demand. Another show which saw an impressive 163% increase in demand and rose up to fifth place in the rankings was HBO Max’s The Staircase, a crime drama based on the famous 2004 documentary of the same name.

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Our Flag Means Death and Moon Knight placed second and third on the list this week. Both series were 34.8 times more in demand than the average series in the U.S., despite Our Flag Means Death experiencing a 4.9% decline in demand. Spy X Family moved down to fourth place on the list and had 25.8 times the average series demand, almost the same as last week.

Hulu’s latest true-crime series Candy saw a 40% increase in demand and made its way into the rankings to grab the eighth spot. The show premiered on May 09 and concluded on May 13, making it likely that it will see another week of audience attention as viewers catch up to the finale. The series delves into the 1980 axe-murder in Texas, a shocking real-life story which gripped the nation. Demand for Candy reflects viewer interest in the case, with the series pulling in 19.3 times the average series demand in the U.S. for the week.

Tokyo Vice had another 20% decline in demand this week, dropping to ninth place on the charts with 18.9 times the average series demand. Rounding up the list is STARZ’s Gaslit in tenth place with 18.7 times the average series demand, a 2% increase from last week.


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