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Television series demand for content in the United States (18 – 24 August, 2019)

26 August, 2019

Image: Mindhunter, Netflix

The series with the highest television series demand in the United States this week is Netflix’s sci-fi show Stranger Things. With 144 million average Demand Expressions across the week, demand for Stranger Things is 5.5% down from last week.

Reversing the overall downward trend since the series finale, demand for Game Of Thrones rose by 1.5% this week. Since the end of the HBO show, multiple cast members have found a new home in the Marvel universe. At D23 press conferences for their new jobs this week, many of them also answered questions about their time on Game Of Thrones. Separately, author George R.R. Martin excited fans when he gave an interview where he weighed in on the show’s controversial ending.

Compared to last week, we have two new shows in the overall top 10 by US television series demand. NBC’s The Office and A&E’s Live P.D. both return to top ten in 9th and 10th position respectively.

Live P.D. is one of the few reality series to have appeared in the US overall top 10. It moves up this week as season 3 ended, with a month-long gap until season 4 commences. Viewers also learned about a change in the police departments that the show follows. News broke this week that some existing departments are opting out of continuing with the show, with new departments coming in for the next season.

Stranger Things also tops the chart of digital original series with the highest television series demand in the United States. The top three shows this week remain the same as last week, in order they are Stranger Things, The Boys and Orange Is The New Black.

New in the digital original chart from last week is Mindhunter. Season 2 of Netflix’s FBI-centered crime drama was released on August 16th. Following the release, US audience demand more than doubled to 13.8 million. This raised the show up to 4th from 27th last week. This is the first time new episodes have been released for over a year, as the first season of the critically acclaimed drama premiered in October 2017.

Finally, CBS All Access’s sci-fi drama Star Trek: Discovery returns to the top ten this week. It has the 10th highest demand for digital original television series.

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