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The most popular TV shows in the United States (02 – 08 September, 2018)

10 September, 2018

Image: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Amazon Video

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan from Amazon Prime Video has broken into the top digital series chart for the first time, as the seventh most popular digital original TV show in the U.S. with 22.2 million average daily Demand Expressions (avg. DEX). The Prime Video original drama had reached new heights of audience demand when it premiered on August 31st and increased by 95% this week compared to the previous week (when it did not rank in the top 10). Amazon had announced a second season before the action series even premiered.

One week after the second season debuted, Netflix’s Ozark moved up into the #2 slot (previously ranked tenth). In the week ending September 8th, the crime drama now has only 5% less demand compared to the most in-demand title Stranger Things, for which recently an announcement of its third season was made. Both Ozark and Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan have seen demand roughly double compared to the prior week.

One returning series that has gained a substantial increase in demand recently is Netflix‘s BoJack Horseman (+72.4% on last week), generating almost 50% more demand compared to Netflix’s Disenchantment, which was only recently released. Demand for the first adult-animation series from Netflix has risen likely due to the anticipation of the upcoming fifth season debuting on September 15th – no doubt fans are catching up with prior seasons ahead of this latest season’s release. Elsewhere, the oldest show on the list, Orange is the New Black, is still going strong having only lost a respectable 6% compared to last week.

The overall chart this week is offering up a mixture of classics (The Office), ever-popular hit series (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones) and series where new season releases are expected over the next coming months. One of these is FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has returned to the overall chart as the seventh most overall in-demand title this week (+34.9%): When the series was renewed for a thirteenth and fourteenth season in 2016, it tied with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest running (in number of seasons) live-action American comedy series in history.

We also see Adventure Time reappear in the top ten chart as its series finale aired on September 3rd; the Cartoon Network series had 32.7% more demand than the Japanese super-popular anime series My Hero Academia (ranked No. 10).

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