This week in US television popularity the top three of the digital original series chart is mostly unchanged from last week. However, Stranger Things continues to rank first despite losing 13% in demand compared to last week. Demand for CBS All Access‘s Star Trek: Discovery and Netflix’s Mindhunter seems to be stagnating as audiences await the arrival of newer episodes for these shows, since they have now reached a mid-season hiatus. In addition, Netflix’s Big Mouth and The Handmaid’s Tale were the only series in the top ten that gained slightly in demand, while GLOW suffered the most significant reduction in demand (-49%) compared to last week.
New this week: The television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace from Netflix, released on November 3, had 25% more demand compared to Orange is the New Black. The series was the third adaptation of an Atwood novel brought to screen in 2017; after The Handmaid’s Tale (adapted for Hulu) and Wandering Wenda (adapted for CBC Television’s CBC Kids line-up).
AMC’s The Walking Dead is the most in-demand overall show again per our television popularity measurement in the last seven days and the demand for HBO’s Game of Thrones has risen marginally though it is now months after its season finale. Elsewhere, the 300th episode celebration of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy increased its demand significantly (+102%), allowing it to rise 10% above CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. Rounding out the top ten, FX’s American Horror Story: Cult is also currently airing its seventh season, generating more demand than Rick & Morty, which has been off the air for approximately one month now.