Image: South Park, Comedy Central
This week, November 27 – December 03, South Park had a phenomenal 74% increase in demand, propelling it to the top and dethroning Spongebob Squarepants to become the most in-demand TV show in the US for the week with 84.9 times more demand than the average series. As mentioned last week, the increase in demand for South Park came after the release of ‘South Park: Post Covid’ on November 25 which was the first of a two part series. Fan anticipation for the second part is very high, with rumors stating the next part will release some time this December.
Spongebob Squarepants slipped to second place drawing in 72.2 times the demand average, followed by Saturday Night Live coming in third with 54.7 times the demand average, despite a 20% decrease in demand.
Rounding up the overall series chart this week is The Flash, which slid down to the tenth position this week even though it had a 3% increase in demand. The DC series had 40.7 times more demand than the average series and we expect this to increase in the coming weeks after Entertainment Weekly reported that Robbie Amell would be returning to the show in season 8.
Amazon Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time was the most in-demand digital original in the US this week with 42.8 times the average series demand; it overtook Netflix’s Arcane which slid to the second position after a 15% decrease in demand.
Disney+’s Hawkeye had another incredible surge in demand this week – 62%, making it the third most in-demand digital original this week. The latest Marvel series is now 41.3 times more in demand than the average series in the US. Since there are still a few more episodes awaiting release before the show concludes on December 22, we expect to see it perhaps topping the top 10 list in the coming weeks.
Rounding out the most in-demand digital originals this week The Witcher (#9) and Star Trek: Discovery (#10) with 27.4 times and 26.2 times the average series demand last week. The Witcher’s next season is due to release on December 17, and we expect to see the demand for it surge pretty soon as Netflix will begin marketing the new episodes in full force. The next few weeks this month will be very interesting as exciting new premieres are in the pipeline.