Image: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Netflix
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In the week leading up to Independence Day on July 4, we see that Marvel’s Luke Cage has made a sizeable gain in demand compared to last week – the action series was ranked #5 last week and increased +63% following its release on June 22. Luke Cage’s companion Marvel’s Daredevil also made an appearance in the digital originals chart this week; it was previously ranked #13.
Netflix’s Queer Eye and Amazon’s Goliath in turn generated steady demand due to new episodes premiering this month; Queer Eye was almost twice as popular as Goliath. Amazon’s legal drama had been waiting for new episodes since 2016. All of that anticipation finally paid off when Season 2 premiered on June 15. Amazon has yet to renew the drama for a third season, for which Billy Bob Thornton won a Golden Globe in 2017.
There are only minor changes in the overall titles chart – season premieres changed demand with Starz’s Power (previously ranked #32) attaining roughly twice as much demand compared to last week.