‘Lovecraft Country’ Top Rising Show, ‘Lucifer’ Top Binge on TV Time Charts

HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” was the top rising show, while Netflix’s “Lucifer” was the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended Aug. 23.

The horror drama series “Lovecraft Country,” a Jordan Peele/J.J. Abrams collaboration based on the 2016 novel, debuted Aug. 16. In the series, Atticus Black joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.

Season five of top binge “Lucifer” hit Netflix Aug. 21. The fantasy series, which follows Lucifer’s exploits on Earth, also took the No. 2 spot on the “Shows on the Rise” chart.

No. 3 rising show “Teenage Bounty Hunters,” which debuted on Netflix Aug. 14, follows 16-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair. Rebelling against their buttoned-up Southern community, they team up with veteran bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins and dive into the world of bail-skipping baddies and suburban secrets while trying to navigate high school drama.

“The Umbrella Academy,” the second season of which hit screens July 31, dropped to No. 2 on the binge chart after three weeks at No. 1. The series, based on the comic books of the same name, follows a group of superheroes adopted at birth by a mysterious billionaire who face the end of the world. As season two begins, the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas over a three-year period starting in 1960.

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TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program. The network displayed is the network where the show first aired (e.g. “Friends” on NBC).

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 Top Binge Shows Week Ended Aug. 23 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 9.31%
  2. “The Umbrella Academy” (Netflix) — 3.39%
  3. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 2.15%
  4. “The Office” U.S. (NBC) — 1.39%
  5. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.37%
  6. “One Piece” (Fuji TV) — 1.21%
  7. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.18%
  8. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.04%
  9. “Good Girls” (NBC) — 0.98%
  10. “The Rain” (Netflix) — 0.98%


Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended Aug. 23 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Lovecraft Country” (HBO) — 99.9%
  2. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 84%
  3. “Teenage Bounty Hunters” (Netflix) — 62.5%
  4. “Dirty John” (Bravo) — 42.5%
  5. “Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star” (BBC Three) — 39.4%
  6. “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” (TVN) — 32.6%
  7. “The Legend of Korra” (Nickelodeon) — 29.9%
  8. “One Tree Hill” (The CW) — 24.4%
  9. “3%” (Netflix) — 23.3%
  10. “The Crown” (Netflix) — 15.7%

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