November 27, 2019
Netflix dominated the list of top anticipated returning and new shows on TV Time’s December charts.
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 company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.
Netflix’s “The Witcher,” debuting Dec. 20, took the top spot on the anticipated new shows chart. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series of the same name, the adventure follows the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) who struggles to find his place in the world where people often prove to be more wicked than beasts. Coming in at No. 2 was Netflix’s “V Wars,” about a doctor pitted against his best friend when a fast-spreading disease starts to make people crave blood. It debuts Dec. 5. Showtime took the third spot with “The L Word: Generation Q,” a sequel series that relocates to the east side of Los Angeles and follows a new, diverse generation of LGBTQ+ friends as they experience love, sex and heartbreak. Rounding out the top five anticipated new shows were Hulu’s “Reprisal” (No. 4), about a femme fatale who leads a campaign against her brother and his gang of gearheads, and new streaming entrant Apple TV+’s “Truth Be Told” (No. 5), following a true-crime podcaster (Octavia Spencer) during an investigation of a convicted serial killer.
Among returning shows, Netflix took two of the top five spots. The service’s “You” topped the chart. In season two of the drama, debuting Dec. 26, the stalker moves to Los Angeles and begins to obsess over a new love interest. Netflix’s “Lost in Space,” season two of which debuts Dec. 24, took the silver. “Vikings,” the History Channel’s first original scripted series, appeared at No. 3 among returning shows, while Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” with season three debuting Dec. 6, was No. 4, and Hulu’s “Marvel’s Runaways,” with season three (its last) hitting screens Dec. 13, rounded out the chart at No. 5.
Most Anticipated New Shows for December:
- “The Witcher” (Netflix) — Dec. 20
- “V Wars” (Netflix) — Dec. 5
- “The L Word: Generation Q” (Showtime) — Dec. 8
- “Reprisal” (Hulu) — Dec. 6
- “Truth Be Told” (Apple TV+) — Dec. 6
Most Anticipated Returning Shows for December:
- “You” (Netflix) — Dec. 26
- “Lost in Space” (Netflix) — Dec. 24
- “Vikings” (History Channel) — Dec. 4
- “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime) — Dec. 6
- “Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu) — Dec. 13