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Global Fastest Risers: What shows are heating up around the world?

15 November, 2020

The two series this week heating up the most globally are both Netflix originals. Global demand for The Queen's Gambit and Barbarians has nearly doubled in the past week. Barbarians is a German series from Netflix that is finding fans across the globe. This series could be following in the footsteps of Dark, Netflix's first German language original which eventually became a global hit. This week, demand for Jeopardy! is up 64.9% following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek as tributes from fans and former contestants have poured in. Demand for Inkigayo, a South Korean music program, has jumped 50.6% from last week. K-pop girl group, TWICE, has won for the second week in a row with their song "I Can't Stop Me".

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Veep is among the series rising the most in demand overall while House of Cards is in the top 10 fastest rising digital original series. Both series have been concluded for over a year, so the surge in demand this week is likely tied to interest in current US political news as people find parallels with current events in each of these shows.

Apple TV+ original Long Way Up has risen in demand by 16.9%. It is airing episodes weekly and its finale was released on November 13. The fact that demand for the show has accelerated going into the finale is a good sign that Apple TV+'s decision to release episodes weekly has worked well for this series.

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Methodology Note: For the fastest rising overall series, we analyzed the top 300 TV shows across all platforms with the highest TV audience demand for the 7 days ending November 10 and measured the change in demand compared to the prior 7 day period. For the fastest rising digital original series, we analyzed the top 100 digital original series across all platforms with the highest TV audience demand for the 7 days ending November 10 and measured the change in demand compared to the prior 7 day period.

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