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US Fastest Risers February 2021: What shows are heating up in the US?

10 February, 2021

Among the top 300 overall series, NBC's classic, Saved By The Bell, saw the largest increase in demand from last week. Demand for the show which concluded in 1993 was up by 164%. A reboot of the show premiered on Peacock on November 25th and starred many of the original cast members. Unfortunately, the surge in interest for this series this week comes in the wake of the death of original cast member Dustin Diamond who passed away on February 1st.

HBO’s I May Destroy You saw its demand increase by 57% week on week. It has gotten much attention in the past week after not receiving any Golden Globe nominations. The series was widely acclaimed and its omission was noticed by fans and critics alike.

Demand for Wynonna Earp was up by 37% this week. It was announced that the series will end after the final 6 episodes air in its current season. Accompanying the announcement was a midseason trailer for the remaining episodes to get fans excited for the final round of episodes.

FOX’s 9-1-1 is benefitting from a boost in interest after this week’s crossover episode between 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star. The episode centered on the Los Angeles 9-1-1 cast going to Texas to fight a wildfire.

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Among the top 100 digital original series, demand for Netflix's Emily in Paris was up by 219%. The show is experiencing the inverse of what I May Destroy You saw. It has been the object of much criticism after being nominated for the Best Comedy and Best Actress Golden Globe Awards while I May Destroy You was shut out.

Amazon Prime Video’s The Expanse saw a demand spike this week as its season 5 finale was released on February 2nd. Despite a spike in demand for its finale, demand for this series was actually higher when it released the first three episodes of the season.

Demand for CBS All Access’ The Stand was up by 20.7% this week. The penultimate episode of the miniseries was released on February 4th. This increase in demand going into the finale on February 11th is a good sign that momentum is working in this show’s favor.

Finally, WandaVision was the 10th fastest rising digital original in the top 100 this week. It is in the middle of releasing episodes and has gradually grown its demand week over week. Over the past several weeks it has slowly climbed up the US most in-demand digital original rankings.

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