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TV series demand across all television platforms for the U.S. (1 - 7 November, 2020)

10 November, 2020

Image: The Mandalorian, Disney+

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This week saw a major upset in the overall most in-demand series rankings. The Mandalorian unseated longstanding Spongebob Squarepants to become the most in-demand series in the United States for the first week in November. The Disney+ original had 96.7 times the demand of the average series in the US over the past week.

Saturday Night Live held its spot as third most in-demand series in the US with 73.8 times the average series demand. John Mulaney hosted last weekend’s episode. As we’ve shown before, SNL alumni tend to make successful hosts! Mulaney was a writer for the series for four seasons and the episode he hosted last season was one of the most in-demand of the 2019-20 season.

My Hero Academia fell two spots into fourth place this week. This perennially popular series may be losing some of its lustre as new episodes have not been released since April 4th and the new season is not due until Spring 2021.

The Simpsons, Dragon Ball Z, and Supernatural all jumped into the top 10 ranking this week - from 11th, 12th, and 13th place respectively. The Simpsons aired its delayed Treehouse of Horror episode on November 1st. This year’s special was election themed so likely benefited from a boost in interest two days prior to the US presidential election.

Supernatural is currently approaching its series finale scheduled for November 19. The series was originally set to wrap up in May, but COVID-19 disruptions forced a delay. This week’s episode was the last to be filmed before production was shut down due to COVID-19. With two weeks left it remains to be seen if this series can build on its momentum and power even higher in the rankings.

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The Mandalorian is the most in-demand digital original series in the US for the first week of November. The series released its second episode of the new season this past week.

Both Titans and Star Trek: Discovery moved up a place this week. However, this is more due to the fact that demand for The Boys has been rapidly falling over the past few weeks since releasing its last episode. Star Wars: The Clone Wars moved up a place to be the 7th most in-demand digital original series this week. It has likely been helped by surging demand for The Mandalorian.


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