Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’ Top Binge, ‘The Politician’ Top ‘Show on the Rise’ on TV Time Charts

Two shows from Netflix led the TV Time charts for the week ended Sept. 29. “Disenchantment” was No. 1 on the “Binge Report,” while “The Politician” led the “Shows on the Rise.”

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. 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 second installment of “Disenchantment,” from Matt Groening (“The Simpsons,” “Futurama”), hit screens Sept. 20. The animated fantasy series geared toward adults takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and follows the misadventures of hard-drinking princess Bean, her elf companion Elfo and personal demon Luci.

“The Politician” debuted Sept. 27 and is the first series under producer Ryan Murphy’s new deal with Netflix. The comedy stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy and driven high school student determined to become president of the United States. The series also features Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Dylan McDermott and Bette Midler.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Sept. 29 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Disenchantment” (Netflix) — 6.31%
  2. “Elite” (Netflix) — 3.42%
  3. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.52%
  4. “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) — 2.45%
  5. “Unbelievable” (Netflix) — 1.86%
  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.58%
  7. “Lucifer” (Neflix) — 1.57%
  8. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.45%
  9. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.31%
  10. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.25%

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Sept. 29 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “The Politician” (Netflix) — 99.9%
  2. “Prodigal Son” (Fox) — 99.7%
  3. “The Voice” (NBC) — 93.2%
  4. “FBI” (CBS) — 81.7%
  5. “9-1-1” (Fox) — 81.3%
  6. “A Million Little Things” (ABC) — 77.3%
  7. “New Amsterdam” (NBC) — 76.2%
  8. “Glitch” (ABC AU) — 74.2%
  9. “This Is Us” (NBC) — 72%
  10. “The Resident” (Fox) — 71.2%

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ to Continue on Netflix Through 2021

Matt Groening’s adult animated comedy fantasy series “Disenchantment” has been renewed through 2021 by Netflix.

The first installment of the series premiered on the streaming service in August of 2018. New episodes of season one will premiere in 2019. An additional 20 episodes have been ordered and will roll out in 2020 and 2021, according to Netflix.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” said creator and executive producer Groening (“Futurama,” “The Simpsons”) in a statement. “Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

“Disenchantment” takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio encounters ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools.

The series features the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (Bean), Nat Faxon (Elfo) and Eric Andre (Luci), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery.

Launch of Season 2 Propels ‘Ozark’ Back Into Digital Originals Top 10

Once again, there were few changes in demand for the top digital originals this past week, with only one returning series bowing in the top 10, according to Parrot Analytics data for the week ended Sept. 1.

The returnee is “Ozark,” on Netflix, which re-entered the top 10 at No. 10 with a 48% spike in Demand Expressions after the Aug. 31 debut of Season 2. “Ozark” stars Jason Bateman as financial planner Marty Byrde, who suddenly relocates his family from a Chicago suburb to a resort town in the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong.

He fled to the Ozarks in the hopes of paying off a debt to a Mexican drug lord, only to become entangled with a whole new breed of organized crime.

“Demand Expressions” is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.

Elsewhere on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart, the Netflix women-in-prison drama “Orange is the New Black” remains No. 1, a position it has now held for five consecutive weeks. Demand for the series, a month after the launch of Season 6, rose nearly 12% during the week.

“Stranger Things” (Netflix) remains No. 2, with demand relatively flat.

Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” a horror series based on the writings of Stephen King, moved up to No. 3 from No. 4 with an 8% gain in demand, bumping “Voltron: Legendary Defender” (Netflix) to No. 4 after two weeks in third place.

Netflix’s “Disenchanted” remains No. 5 for the second consecutive week with a nearly 15% spike in demand. Created by “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator Matt Groening, “Disenchantment” is Netflix’s sixth animated series targeting adults.

The show debuted in the top 10 the previous week following its Aug. 17 debut. “Disenchantment” follows Bean, a wild and heavily drinking princess, her innocent elf companion Elfo, and her “personal demon” Luci.

Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s  proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures global demand for TV content through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.