Image: The Mandalorian, Disney+
The most demanded series out of all serial content in the USA this week is Netflix’s Stranger Things. This marks the 21st week in a row that the sci-fi drama has taken this honor. With less than 8 weeks to go in the year, the question now is: will any series be able to topple the Netflix mega-hit, or will it be able to stay on top until 2020?
With Season 4 now airing, Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty has gained 36.3% more demand compared to last week and is now the 4th most demanded series. The gain of five places makes the animation the fastest-growing title in the overall top ten.
Lastly in the overall chart, FX’s American Horror Story Season 9 finale aired on November 13th. The horror series has been a consistent feature in the US top ten over the season airing dates. Demand for the show increased 10.6% from last week, indicating audiences were keen to see the conclusion of the season’s story.
In the SVOD chart, undoubtedly the biggest news of the week is the arrival of Disney+ on November 12th. Launch series The Mandalorian more than doubled its already high pre-release SVOD TV demand. Set in the Star Wars universe, the episodic show had two episodes released this week. It immediately entered the top ten in 3rd but could not quite surpass Stranger Things and DC Universe’s Titans. However, episodes will now be released weekly until the season is fully aired in late December so The Mandalorian still has opportunities to grow.
This new Disney+ arrival has eclipsed the launch of Apple TV+ on November 1st. Almost three weeks later, no original series from Apple TV+ has gained enough SVOD TV demand to place in any top ten. Dickenson was very close last week when it was the US’s 11th most demanded SVOD series, while See fell just short this week in 12th. At this rate, it is only a matter of time before our first Apple TV+ series enters the top ten.
Finally, demand for the DC Universe superhero series Titans is up 11.1% from last week. The strong demand comes as the show’s Season 2 finale was released on November 15th. That was not the only positive event for Titans fans either, as this week also brought news that the show has been renewed for Season 3.