Image: The Umbrella Academy, Netflix
For the week of June 18 - 24, Stranger Things remained at the top of the streaming charts for a fourth consecutive week in a row. One month after its latest season released, demand for the series remains high, even increasing marginally this week, making it 190 times more in demand than the average series. This isn’t surprising considering that the next part of the fourth season is set to air later this week on July 01.
Spongebob Squarepants remained in second place with 72.5 times the average series demand. NBC’s sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live moved down to fifth place and was replaced by HBO’s Game of Thrones in fourth place, which had a 10% increase in demand this week. The spike in demand for the series comes after author George R. R. Martin confirmed that a new spin-off series which is to be centred on fan favorite character Jon Snow is in development. Shortly after the news broke, GOT became 51.9 times more in demand than the average series in the U.S. for the week.
The Flash moved up to eighth place on the chart with an 8% increase in demand this week. The CW series had 42.5 times more demand than the average series in the U.S. this week; an increase which came after its penultimate episode aired on June 22. Rounding out the overall series rankings, we see Sesame Street in ninth place, followed by The Mandalorian in tenth place with 38 times the average series demand.
Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys maintained its position in second place with 58.7 times the average series demand, almost the same as last week. The Mandalorian took over third place from Obi-Wan Kenobi after the latter had a 6% decline in demand this week. The finale episode for the latest instalment of the Star Wars franchise aired on June 22, ending its run this week with 37 times the average series demand.
Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy was back with a bang this week after a 51% increase in demand propelled it up to fourth place on the chart. The irreverent superhero series had 35.5 times the average series demand after its third season premiered on June 22 following a two year wait. It is likely that we will see another increase in demand for the series next week as fans catch up to the latest series.
WandaVision came back to the rankings in ninth place this week with a 19% increase in demand after leaks from the upcoming series, Agatha: House of Harness began making the rounds in the last few days. There has been much talk of The Scarlet Witch’s role in the new show, which is set to begin filming in late October this year. After a 7% decline in demand this week, Apple TV+'s For All Mankind sank to tenth place with 25 times the average series demand.