In this weekly data series powered by Parrot Analytics, we take a look at the best new TV shows from the past week across broadcast, cable, and streaming that have been created over the past 100 days.
Disney’s new “Star Wars” spin-off + “Boba Fett’s Book” made its way into the top 10 in its first week with 25.7 times the series’ average demand.
The series, starring Temuera Morrison as the fan-favorite bounty hunter, released its first episode on December 29, after which demand rose 61%, even before the second episode dropped on January 5. If this increase in demand is any indicator of what’s to come, we expect “The Book of Boba Fett” to top the charts very soon.
Another new addition to the charts is Netflix’s Korean-language sci-fi saga “The Silent Sea,” which saw an incredible 380% increase in demand just days after its December 24 release. Netflix is ââincreasingly focusing on foreign language content, and after hits like “Squid Game”, it’s not hard to see why.
Another interesting fact to note is how Netflix appears to be capitalizing on talent from hit series and capitalizing on its audience’s demand for other shows. Two central characters from “The Silent Sea” also starred in “Squid Game” in equally crucial roles, and Netflix’s upcoming project – the South Korean remake of “Money Heist” – will feature Park Hae-Soo, who played the main character in “Squid Game.” It’s a smart way to use the talents that have established high audience demand to attract attention to new projects.
For the sixth week in a row, Amazon Prime’s âThe Wheel of Timeâ continues to lead the week’s new shows with 43.4 times the series’ average demand. The fantasy series, based on Robert Jordan’s epic novel saga, managed to hold its own this week despite a 5% drop in demand. Now that the series has wrapped up its final season, it will be interesting to see which series takes the top spot in the weeks to come.
Demand for Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood is still going strong, with the show climbing to fourth place this week. The series had 28.4 times the series’ average demand this week, a 2% increase in demand. We expect to see a larger increase in audience demand for the series at the end of January 9.