Image: The Boys, Amazon Prime Video
For the week of May 14 - 20, Spongebob Squarepants remained the most in-demand show overall with 70.8 times more in demand than the average series in the US.
Better Call Saul had another splendid week with a further 9% increase in demand as the show heads into its season finale, which is set to air on May 23. The series took over the third position in the overall shows rankings this week with 61.2 times the average series demand. It was followed by Saturday Night Live in fourth place with 55.2 times the average series demand, down from third place last week.
Game of Thrones saw a 3% decrease in demand after the increase it had last week following the release of the trailer for its upcoming prequel series, House of the Dragon. Despite this, the series held on to its position in fifth place and had 48.2 times the average series demand. AMC’s Breaking Bad had a 7% increase in demand this week, which can be linked to the upcoming season finale of its prequel, Better Call Saul. The show was the sixth most in-demand series in the U.S. for the week with 47.7 times the average series demand.
Stranger Things had a 22% increase in demand after Netflix dropped an eight minute preview of the upcoming new season on May 20. The series has been seeing a consistent uptick in demand as we head closer to May 27, which is when the first part of the fourth season is scheduled to be released. The series remained the top streaming original for the week with 61.6 times the average series demand in the U.S.
The Mandalorian retained its position in second place in the rankings with 35.7 times the average series demand in the U.S. for the week. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds slid to fourth place after Our Flag Means Death moved up to third place. Both shows were neck to neck this week, with Star Trek having 34.1 times the average series demand, and OFMD having 34.2 times the demand average.
Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys made a comeback in the streaming originals rankings this week after a 70% increase in demand for the show. The jump in demand for the series was observed after Amazon released a full trailer for the anticipated third season, which is scheduled to premiere on June 03. The Boys is currently the sixth most in demand streaming original in the U.S. this week, with 30.1 times the average series demand. Bridgerton had a 4% increase in demand this week after the new showrunner revealed what fans can expect from the next season of the show. As a result the show moved up to seventh place on the chart, with 29.5 times the average series demand.