Netflix’s ‘The Rain’ Top Rising Show, ‘Umbrella Academy’ Again Top Binge on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “The Rain” was the top rising show, while “The Umbrella Academy” was again the top binge the TV Time charts for the week ended Aug. 9.

“The Rain,” season three of which hit screens Aug. 6, picks up where the second season left off. Years after the rain decimated the population of Scandinavia, Simone and Rasmus find themselves at odds on how to save humanity. Rasmus wants to infect everyone with the same beta version of the virus that turned him into a superhuman, while Simone insists that there must be a cure. The show also came in at No. 2 on the binge chart.

The second season of “The Umbrella Academy,” top binge for a second consecutive week, hit screens July 31. 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. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who have survived.

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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. 9 by Share of Binges:

  1. “The Umbrella Academy” (Netflix) — 7.17%
  2. “The Rain” (Netflix) — 2.72%
  3. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 2.24%
  4. “Good Girls” (NBC) — 1.55%
  5. “The Office” (NBC) — 1.35%
  6. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.32%
  7. “The Seven Deadly Sins” (MBS) — 1.25%
  8. “One Piece” (Fuji TV) — 1.24%
  9. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.14%
  10. “High Seas” (Netflix) — 1.09%


Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended Aug. 9 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “The Rain” (Netflix) — 94.4%
  2. “High Seas” (Netflix) — 90.8%
  3. “Selling Sunset” (Netflix) — 90.2%
  4. “The Seven Deadly Sins” (MBS) — 73.3%
  5. “Get Even” (BBC iPlayer) — 64.2%
  6. “Tokyo Ghoul” (Tokyo MX) — 37.3%
  7. “Locked Up: The Oasis” (Fox Espana) — 31.1%
  8. “Locked Up” (Fox Espana) — 28.4%
  9. “The Umbrella Academy” (Netflix) — 28.4%
  10. “Wynonna Earp” (Syfy) — 25.7%

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