Image: La Casa De Papel, Netflix
This week, December 04 - 10, Spongebob Squarepants regained its position at the top, making it the most in-demand TV series in the US. The perennially popular show had 76.8 times the average series demand, a 6% increase from last week. After an impressive performance, South Park moved down to the second position, while still being neck to neck with Spongebob with 74.9 times the average series demand in the US.
My Hero Academia, and Game of Thrones held on to their positions this week as the fourth and fifth most in demand series in the US, despite demand for both shows dropping by 4% this week. AMC’s The Walking Dead moved up the charts with a 3% increase in demand after the show revealed a sneak preview of the upcoming series finale which is due to release in February 2022. The show had 41.7 times more demand than the average series in the US this week.
The Flash also moved up to become the eighth most in demand series this week, up from tenth place last week. This movement comes after the DC show announced that Mika Abdalla would be casted as Phantom Girl in the show, marking the character’s first live-action appearance on screen.
Among digital originals this week, Amazon Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time remained the most in demand show despite a 3% increase in demand. The fantasy series had 41.7 times the average series demand in the US. Not far behind was Netflix’s La Casa De Papel, with an impressive 55% increase in demand following the release of its series finale on December 03. The Spanish drama was the most in-demand show in the world on the first weekend of its availability, and was 110.4 times more in demand than the average series worldwide. In the US this week, the show had 40.2 times the average series demand.
Netflix’s Arcane saw a 10% decrease in demand this week, after commanding impressive audience attention since the past few weeks. Despite this, it still remains the fourth most in-demand digital original, with 38.2 times the average demand. HBO Max’s Titans had a 7% increase in demand this week, with 32.8 times the average series demand in the US. This increase in demand led to the DC show becoming the seventh most in-demand digital original series in the US for the week.
Another Amazon Prime Video show, The Expanse is rising up the charts swiftly after releasing the first episode from its sixth season on December 10. The sci-fi series had an impressive 24% increase in demand after only one new episode, making it 28.9 times more in demand than the average show in the US. At this rate, we definitely expect to see the show having more surges in demand as more new episodes are released in the coming weeks.