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TV series demand across all television platforms for the U.S. (22 - 28 November, 2020)

30 November, 2020

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For the week of Thanksgiving, November 22 - 28, The Mandalorian remained the most in-demand series in the US compared to last week with 99.7 times the demand for the average series in the US. Last year the series registered its highest demand over Thanksgiving weekend until the season finale aired at the end of December. If this pattern holds for this year as well, this could be the highest demand for the show for the next few weeks.

The Crown moved up to be the third most in-demand series in the US this week. Following its release, demand for the fourth season of The Crown has far exceeded all prior seasons.

Supernatural is trending downward after its massively successful series finale on November 19th. Its final episode boosted it to become the most in-demand show in the world for that week, surpassing even The Mandalorian.

My Hero Academia rose to the 5th most in demand show in the US. The was due in part to the declining demand for Saturday Night Live. The sketch comedy show has been on a break and is not scheduled to resume airing episodes until December 5th. It was announced this week that the remaining hosts for the year will be Jason Bateman, Timothee Chalamet, and Kristen Wiig.

Demand for Grey’s Anatomy has held relatively stable. This is a good sign for the show and could be an indicator that the COVID centered plot this season is leading to sustained interest and not just short term appeal.

A reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs series was released on Hulu on November 20th. Demand for this series has jumped 60% this week following its release. While the animated series had always been able to work in topical humor, this reboot has drawn even more heavily on political commentary for its content.

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Among digital original series, The Mandalorian and The Crown held onto the top two spots this week. Animaniacs vaulted into the third spot following its reboot. We now consider it a digital original series as the reboot is a Hulu original.

Demand for Titans was up nearly 16% this week. Season 3 is still in production and the most recent episode aired a year ago. The increase in demand this week could be driven by HBO Max promoting the series which is now available on that platform. Additionally, last week designs for a regular character’s new costume were released. Fans appear to be eagerly awaiting the next installment of this series.

Audiences are turning their attention back to The Witcher as we approach the one year anniversary of the series debut. While COVID production complications have pushed the premiere date back some, audiences are still getting hyped for season 2. Pictures of filming in England have been released and the official Witcher twitter account tweeted a holiday themed trailer reminding fans “ Tis the season of #Witchmas”.

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