Breakout Shows (November 26 - December 02, 2022): 'Wednesday' and Jenna Ortega Top the Charts

6 December, 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.

Wednesday has delivered for Netflix this week. In the show's first full week of demand since premiering on November 23rd it had 41.7 times the average series demand, making it the most in-demand new series released recently. Netflix has been happily trumpeting the success of this show. It set a record for the most hours watched on the platform in its debut week (341.2 million hours) beating the previous record held by Stranger Things Season 4 (335M hours). The platform isn't the only one benefitting from the success of the show. This looks to be a breakout moment for Jenna Ortega. She was the most in-demand actor worldwide in the past week with 61 times the average talent demand globally.

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Despite having wrapped up its first season on November 23rd, demand for Andor held up relatively well this week, only down 5% from last week when it reached its peak demand after its finale episode. Disney's post-finale strategy for this show could be helping to keep the show relevant and drive Disney+ sign-ups. The first two episodes of the series were made available on the Disney-owned linear channels FX, Freeform, and ABC as well as Hulu.

Demand for The Peripheral rose 7% this week following its finale on December 2nd. Amazon may have been hoping to replicate the success of Westworld by enlisting that show's creators to make another cerebral sci-fi for the platform, but so far demand for the premiere season of The Peripheral hasn't reached the same levels of demand for the first season of Westworld.

Tulsa King from Paramount+ continues to attract a greater amount of audience attention three weeks into its first season. Demand for the Paramount+ original was up by 4% to 25.9x this week. Disney+'s The Santa Clauses is holding steady in the first week of post-Thanksgiving data as the Christmas season gets into full swing. The value this show is creating for the platform is bigger than the series itself. It is increasing demand for the three movies in the original franchise (all available to stream on Disney+) compared to the same time last year.

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