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Most in-demand superhero series February 2022

16 March, 2022

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Peacemaker, from HBO Max was the most in-demand superhero series in the US in February when it had 32.3 times the average series demand.  The irreverent superhero series starring John Cena has been a hit with fans so far and has already been renewed for a second season.

February has been a successful month for DC superheroes in general.  The top three and six of the ten most in-demand superhero series were from the DC universe.  This comes after a year that has been dominated by massively popular Marvel series from Disney+.  Among Marvel series, Hawkeye is the most recent and was also the most in-demand for the month of February with 23.7 times the average series demand.

Marvel’s Daredevil saw a bump in demand in February before it was scheduled to leave Netflix at the end of the month.  Characters from Daredevil made cameos in both Hawkeye and Spiderman: No Way Home late last year, which seems to indicate this series is ready to be revived. It was just announced that the Netflix-Marvel shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) will be moving to Disney+ in March.  This is a logical home for these series as Disney+ makes itself a hub for all things Marvel and is an especially strategic move for the platform as it works on building out its adult content offerings.

Rounding out the ten most in-demand superhero series in February were three more DC series.  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow had high demand this month with a particular spike at the end of February as the series neared its season 7 finale on March 2nd.  Superman & Lois returned for its second season on January 11th.  There was high anticipation for the show’s return going into its second season and so far demand for the show’s second season has been consistently higher than the first season.

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