Image: The Walking Dead, AMC
For the week of October 01 - 07, the top 5 positions on the overall rankings remained unchanged but we saw some movement among shows in the other positions. Despite seeing a further 6% decline in demand, Game of Thrones continued its reign at the top of the charts. It maintained its lead over all other shows by a wide margin with 96.7 times more demand than the average series.
Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty also had a 4% fall in demand but maintained its position in fourth place this week with 66.8 times the demand average. In seventh place we see Saturday Night Live climbing up the charts as a result of a 18% increase in demand. The increase in demand comes after the sketch comedy premiered its 48th season on October 01 and brought in 60.2 times the average series demand.
The Walking Dead rose up to eighth place on the charts this week with 57.9 times the average series demand, a 19% increase from last week. The increase was rather expected: as mentioned last week, the show’s final season premiered on October 02 and it already had a pre-release 8% spike in demand as fans began preparing for the final countdown. Meanwhile, HBO’s House of the Dragon fell to ninth place this week and had 52.8 times the average series demand. The GoT prequel will likely see spikes in demand in the following weeks as it edges closer to its season finale on October 23.
Among streaming originals this week, despite a minor decline in demand, Stranger Things remained at the top of the rankings for yet another week with 81.2 times the average series demand. It was followed by Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story in second place with 61 times the average series demand. Despite all the controversies and ethical debates surrounding it, the show had another 19% increase in demand and pushed Cobra Kai (which has a 20% decline) down to third place.
Amazon’s The Rings of Power rose up to seventh place and had 30.3 times the average series demand. Like House of the Dragon, it is expected that Rings of Power will also see an increase in audience attention over the next couple of weeks as it gets closer to its finale on October 14. After a solid performance last week, Disney+’s Andor saw a decrease in audience attention this week. The show had a 12% drop in demand, and slid down to eighth place in the rankings with 30.3 times the average series demand.
Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso was back in the rankings this week, taking over ninth place on the chart with 29.2 times the average series demand. While there has been no official news regarding its next season’s release date, the series has remained at the forefront of everyone’s minds and has become a force to be reckoned with in pop culture. Increased audience attention in the show could also be the result of Ted Lasso’s fictional team, AFC Richmond will now officially be a part of FIFA 2023, with all the players and even the titular character being made available for gamers.