It is now possible to understand the global popularity of television series thanks to our Netflix, Hulu and Amazon video measurement system, which is able to track the demand for tv titles on both linear and non-linear networks, including subscription-video-on-demand. This week, Netflix’s Castlevania is still the most popular digital original series in the US, but the anime-style series’ demand fell by 37% compared to last week. Stranger Things is #3 on the digital original series chart, likely on the back of the show’s trailer released on July 22. Also, the launch of Netflix’s Friends from College on July 14 propelled the comedy series to fifth place on the digital original series chart.
Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle reappeared in the chart this week as controversy surrounded Confederate, a Civil War dystopia from the HBO’s Game of Thrones creators. It is being compared to Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel: The Man in the High Castle explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II.
HBO’s Game of Thrones is the most in-demand show from the last seven days, boosted by the start of the new series on July 16. BBC’s Doctor Who had the third-most demand this week, perhaps in anticipation of its return in early December with the show’s first female Doctor. Starz’s Power and AMC’s Preacher may have had high demand because both have started airing new episodes.