Image: Sex Education, Netflix
This week, 18 – 24 September, Spongebob Squarepants continues to hold onto it’s position as the most in-demand show in the US. The animated series currently has 77.1 times the average series demand. Same as last week, Saturday Night Live also retained its position as the second most in-demand series with 53.2 times the average demand.
My Hero Academia rose to the third position following the release of its season 5 finale episode which aired on September 25. Along with this, the show also officially confirmed its next season with a first teaser visual, much to the excitement of its fans. The anime show saw a 4% increase in demand after this news, and now has 48.2 times the average series demand. HBO’s perennially popular show, Game of Thrones also had a 5% increase in demand following a reveal of the cast for its upcoming prequel, House of the Dragon. Co-creator George R.R. Martin also revealed that the prequel, which is set to premiere some time in 2022, will feature 17 dragons, leading to many fans eagerly anticipating the release. The recent revelations led to the demand for GoT increasing to 41.9 times the average demand.
As predicted last week, Ted Lasso is now the most in-demand digital original in the US this week following a sweeping victory at the Emmys last weekend. The sports comedy show won seven Emmy awards, and understandably this has renewed interest in the series. The Apple TV+ show had 42.6 times the average series demand this week, a 6.9% increase from last week. Titans is not too far behind, in second position with 42.4 times the average demand.
After enjoying a surge following its series finale, demand for Lucifer fell by 14% this week, with the Netflix show having 34.6 times the average demand this week. A show which had a huge surge in demand of 209% was Sex Education, following the release of its third season on September 17. The show, which has been lauded for its diversity and its representation of the LGBTQI+ community, has also already been confirmed for a fourth season. Sex Education now has 29.1 times the average series demand in the US. So far the third season of the show has also been very well received by fans, leading us to believe that we might be seeing more of the show on the charts next week as well.