‘The King of Staten Island’ Tops FandangoNow Chart

The King of Staten Island, the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, was the top title on FandangoNow for the week ended June 14.

FandangoNow is movie ticketing service Fandango’s transactional VOD service.

Directed by Judd Apatow, the Universal film, in addition to Davidson, co-stars Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Steve Buscemi, Bel Powley and Maude Apatow. It follows Davidson’s experiences growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand-up comedy.

It is a premium VOD rental, like Universal’s animated Trolls World Tour at No. 3. Warner’s Scoob! at No. 2 is offered with both a PVOD rental and a pricier digital sellthrough option.

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The service’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 14 are:

  1. The King of Staten Island
  2. Scoob!
  3. Trolls World Tour
  4. The Invisible Man
  5. The Hunt
  6. Bad Boys for Life
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog
  8. Burden
  9. The High Note
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level

Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ Top Binge, ‘Baki’ Top Rising Show on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s anime series “Baki” was the top rising show and the service’s “13 Reasons Why” was the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended June 7.

The fourth and final season of “13 Reasons Why” hit Netflix June 5. As the series ends, the senior class at Liberty High School is preparing for graduation, but before they can say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried. The series also took the bronze on the rising show chart.

Dropping to No. 2 on the binge chart after a two-week reign at No. 1 was “Dynasty,” a reboot of the 1980s soap opera, with ABC sitcom “Modern Family” landing at No. 3.

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Top rising show, the anime “Baki,” follows Baki Hanma, who trains to become strong enough to surpass his father, the strongest fighter in the world. Season three hit Netflix June 4. “Fuller House,” the fifth and final season of which debuted on Netflix June 2, took the No. 2 spot on the rising show chart. The series ended its run without Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky), who became embroiled in the college admissions scandal.

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 June 7 by Share of Binges:

  1. “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) — 5.21%
  2. “Dynasty” (The CW) — 3.49%
  3. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 1.70%
  4. “Space Force” (Netflix) — 1.62%
  5. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.59%
  6. “The Office” (NBC) — 1.58%
  7. “Fuller House” (Netflix) — 1.50%
  8. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.36%
  9. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.21%
  10. “The 100” (The CW) — 1.11%

 

Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended June 7 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Baki” (Netflix) — 96.1%
  2. “Fuller House” (Netflix) — 94.8%
  3. “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) — 94.4%
  4. “Queer Eye” (Netflix) — 92.3%
  5. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (E!) — 87.1%
  6. “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” (VH1) — 80.5%
  7. “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO) — 72.9%
  8. “Dear White People” (Netflix) — 72.3%
  9. “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” (Netflix) — 58.5%
  10. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo) — 57%

Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ Top Rising Show, CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Again Top Binge on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “Space Force” was the top rising show and the CW’s “Dynasty” was again the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended May 31.

“Space Force,” created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell (who also stars), is a workplace comedy centering on people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the U.S. military — The United States Space Force. The series hit screens May 29.

Taking the silver on the rising show chart was another Netflix series, “Ragnarok,” which debuted way back on Jan. 31. It’s a coming-of-age drama building on Norse mythology that revolves around the inhabitants of the fictitious town of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be.

TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” which premiered May 17, dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 on the rising show chart. The futuristic drama follows up on the graphic novel and the 2013 film from Bong Joon-ho (Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite). Seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland, the series follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer train while exploring class warfare and the politics of survival.

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Top binge “Dynasty” is a reboot of the 1980s soap opera. It again led perennial binges “Friends” and “The Office,” repeating at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, on the binge chart.

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 May 31 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Dynasty” (The CW) — 5.75%
  2. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.69%
  3. “The Office” (NBC) — 1.65%
  4. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 1.59%
  5. “Control Z” (Netflix) — 1.52%
  6. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.40%
  7. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.28%
  8. “The 100” (The CW) — 1.17%
  9. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.12%
  10. “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS) — 1.02%

 

Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended May 31 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Space Force” (Netflix) — 99.9%
  2. “Ragnarok” (Netflix) — 96.9%
  3. “Snowpiercer” (TNT) — 88.5%
  4. “History 101” (Netflix) — 85.8%
  5. “Dynasty” (The CW) — 79.3%
  6. “Control Z” (Netflix) — 72%
  7. “Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu) — 60.3%
  8. “Homecoming” (Amazon) — 55.3%
  9. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC) — 53.2%
  10. “Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series” (Netflix) — 53%

Walmart U.S. E-Commerce Sales Expected to Rise More Than 44% in 2020

Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce sales are expected to jump 44.2% in 2020 versus 2019, according to a report from eMarketer, which revised growth up from its January 2020 estimate of 27%.

The leap follows 36.8% growth in 2019 over 2018 and puts Walmart at No. 2 on eMarketer’s top 10 e-commerce companies list, far behind Amazon, but well ahead of eBay, which is expected to grow just 3% in 2020.

“Thanks to Walmart’s prior investments in online grocery delivery and pickup services, the retailer appears to be in a strong position as consumers have increasingly turned to e-commerce amid the pandemic,” according the eMarketer’s Cindy Lui.

eMarketer forecasts that the big-box retailer will grow its share of total U.S. retail e-commerce sales to 5.8% this year, up from 4.7% in 2019.

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For the fiscal first quarter ended May 1, Walmart reported U. S. e-commerce sales grew 74%.

Hulu’s ‘Love, Victor’ Top New, Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ Top Returning Show on June Anticipated Series Chart

Shows about teen angst took the top spots on the TV Time anticipated series chart for June.

Hulu’s “Love, Victor” was the most anticipated new show, while Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” was the top anticipated returning show for the month.

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.

Inspired by the 2018 film Love, Simon, the romantic dramedy “Love, Victor” shares Victor’s challenges and self-discovery as he adjusts to a new high school and struggles with his sexual orientation. Taking the silver on the new show chart was HBO’s “Perry Mason,” about a down-and-out criminal defense lawyer in 1930s Los Angeles. Coming in third was the Italian fantasy thriller “Curon,” followed in fourth by Amazon Prime’s “Alex Rider,” about a reluctant London teenager who is recruited by the British MI6 to infiltrate a remote boarding school for the ultra-rich. Rounding out the anticipated new show chart at No. 5 was HBO’s “I May Destroy You,” a new series from “Chewing Gum” creator Michaela Coel.

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The fourth and final season of “13 Reasons Why” hits Netflix June 5.  In the top anticipated returning show, the senior class at Liberty High School is preparing for graduation, but before they can say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried. Netflix also swept the rest of the returning shows chart. The German drama “Dark,” at No. 2, debuts its third season June 27. The supernatural horror series “The Order,” at No. 3, launches season two June 18. Creator Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician,” at No. 4, bows season two June 19. Finally, season four of the animated series “F Is for Family,” at No. 5, debuts June 12.

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Most Anticipated New Shows for June:

  1. “Love, Victor” (Hulu) — June 19
  2. “Perry Mason” (HBO) — June 21
  3. “Curon” (Netflix) — June 10
  4. “Alex Rider” (Amazon Prime) — June 4
  5. “I May Destroy You” (HBO) — June 7

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for June:

  1. “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) — June 5
  2. “Dark” (Netflix) — June 27
  3. “The Order” (Neflix) — June 18
  4. “The Politician” (Netflix) — June 19
  5. “F Is for Family” (Netflix) — June 12

DC’s ‘Stargirl’ Top Rising Show, CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Top Binge on TV Time Charts

DC’s “Stargirl” was the top rising show and the CW’s “Dynasty” was the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended May 24.

“Stargirl,” based on the DC comics character, debuted on the DC Universe streaming service May 18 airing the following day on The CW. It follows a high school sophomore who discovers a cosmic staff.

Taking the silver on the rising chart was TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” which premiered May 17. The futuristic drama follows up on the graphic novel and the 2013 film from Bong Joon-ho (Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite). Seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland, the series follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer train while exploring class warfare and the politics of survival.

“Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series,” season two of which debuted May 22 on Netflix, came in at No. 3 on the rising show chart. The Canadian animated mockumentary TV series focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts, living in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Top binge “Dynasty” is a reboot of the 1980s soap opera. It led perennial binges “Friends” and “The Office,” at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, on the binge chart.

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 May 24 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Dynasty” (The CW) — 2.18%
  2. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.71%
  3. “The Office” (NBC) — 1.68%
  4. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.48%
  5. “Dead to Me” (Netflix) — 1.46%
  6. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 1.40%
  7. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.32%
  8. “The 100” (The CW) — 1.31%
  9. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.28%
  10. “Skam Italia” (TIMvision) — 1.24%

 

Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended May 24 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Stargirl” (DC Universe) — 99.9%
  2. “Snowpiercer” (TNT) — 99.7%
  3. “Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series” (Netflix) — 96.4%
  4. “Selling Sunset” (Netflix) — 92.4%
  5. “Homecoming” (Amazon) — 88.1%
  6. “Super Dragon Ball Heroes” (YouTube) — 79.3%
  7. “Ex on the Beach” (MTV Brazil) — 79.1%
  8. “Inhuman Resources” (Arte) — 73.5%
  9. “Dynasty” (The CW) — 70.7%
  10. “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” (Netflix) — 65.4%

Survey: 77% Ready to Return to Theaters in a Few Months

An Atom Tickets survey found 77% of respondents were ready to return to theaters within a few months, with 25% willing to return immediately. Only 1% said they never plan to return to theaters.

Digital movie ticketing platform Atom surveyed more than 1,500 moviegoers about their moviegoing intentions in the midst of theaters’ temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When asked to identify the most important safety measure to make them feel confident about going back to a movie theater, having spaced seating in the theater auditorium was by far the most critical safety feature at 42.2% or respondents. The next most critical safety measure was heightened theater cleaning procedures at 21.14%, followed by staff and guests wearing masks at 14.36%. Only 6.41% of moviegoers said taking staff and guest temperature readings before screenings was the most important condition that must be met before they would feel comfortable returning.

More than 88% said that purchasing digital tickets from their own device and eliminating the need to interact with a cashier was an important safety measure. As far as concessions, customers were interested ordering ahead and picking up their items instead of waiting in crowded lines and being served directly over the counter. Of those who have never pre-ordered movie theater concessions, 61% said they are now likely to try it.

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“Moviegoers are telling us that they miss the experience of going to the movies and they’re ready to get back, but that the experience needs to look slightly different than before,” said Matthew Bakal, chairman and co-founder of Atom Tickets, in a statement. “We anticipate a rapid acceleration in digital ordering, just as we have seen in other industries, in order to reduce the amount of person-to-person interactions. We’re eager to resume being together with friends and family, but we want to do so responsibly. Atom is working with our theater partners to roll out spaced seat maps so that guests can see the steps being taken in order to provide a safe environment.”

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In terms of films moviegoers were looking forward to seeing, the female superheroes led the pack with Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984 taking 58% and 51% of votes, respectively. The James Bond installment No Time to Die, Disney’s Mulan and Top Gun: Maverick rounded out the top five. Millennial moviegoers weighed in slightly differently, with John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part 2 coming in third.

Comscore: Streaming Services’ Share of Streaming Hours Surged During Pandemic

Engagement with streaming services surged in the beginning of May 2020 as Americans adjusted to stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from Comscore.

Among the “big five” streaming services — which still account for upwards of 80% of total hours streamed at home — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ saw growth in share of streaming hours in the week of May 11 versus the week of Feb. 3, according to Comscore.

Netflix’s and Amazon’s streaming hour share each grew 1.5% while Disney+’s grew 0.5%. YouTube’s was steady, down just 0.1%. Hulu’s was the only share to fall, down 2.9%.

While Disney+ held a smaller share of streaming hours among the “big five,” it is nearly two times larger than the next video-oriented OTT app offering in terms of streaming hours, according to Comscore.

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Other key points included:

  • Average in-home data consumption was up 33% during the first 10 days of May 2020 compared to the first ten days of May 2019 (May 1-10, 2020 versus May 1-10, 2019). This follows 28% and 36% year-over-year increases in March and April 2020, respectively. Smart TVs (+60 percent), mobile phones (+47 percent), streaming boxes/sticks (+39 percent), and smart speakers (+35 percent) are driving the year-over-year growth trends.
  • In-home data usage remained strong through the week of April 20, 2020 but began to decline in recent weeks, possibly due to some states easing their social distancing protocols.

COVID-19 Hangover: 60% of Scripted Releases at Risk of Delay

Audiences and the industry can expect disruption to the supply and release of new content for more than a year as a result of production delays caused by COVID-19, according to a new report by Ampere Analysis.

The report finds 60% of scripted releases at risk of delay and a further 5% to 10% that may be lost entirely.

“Our analysis indicates that the unscripted market will more easily weather the current pandemic thanks to the production of non-location-based, and COVID-related, content,” according to Ampere. “However, the delay of summer ‘blockbusters’ like ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘Love Island’ will have a negative impact on even the unscripted sector. We predict the scripted sector will take a far bigger hit: even if production is able to restart in June, underlying effects of the shutdown will be felt in the scripted TV market for the remainder of 2020, and well into 2021.”

In the second half of 2020, Ampere expects that the world’s top TV commissioners will release between 5% to 10% fewer new scripted titles on a monthly basis than previously predicted. The effect will last into the first half of 2021, and potentially longer.

Over half of scripted titles which would normally have released in the second half of 2020 are at risk of delays in release schedules due to the current production hiatus. Titles scheduled for release from June to August are likely to largely be in post-production, and Ampere expects delays will be more limited for this period.

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The number of scripted TV titles at risk of delay remains high for a year, with impact particularly intense at the traditional start of the broadcast season in the autumn. At this point, between 50% and 60% of scripted titles that would normally have been released in the period are at risk of delay by Ampere’s estimates. A further 5% to 10% of scripted titles expected to have been released during the autumn months are likely be lost entirely due to the current production shutdown, Ampere predicts. The proportion of scripted releases unaffected by the shutdown only rises above 40% in March 2021.

Compared to 2019, only 51% of scripted projects ordered during March through May 2019 have been released to date. With commissioning of scripted content down by 40% in the equivalent period of 2020, Ampere predicts the current lack of commissions will impact the supply of content well into 2021.

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“There is one certainty among the current uncertainty — that the COVID-19 pandemic will change the TV production industry far beyond the end of the lockdown,” Ampere senior analyst Fred Black said in a statement. “Initially, we expect delays to cause gaps in scripted TV release schedules, which broadcasters and streaming players will have to fill with other content. However, as delayed productions begin to fill out content gaps in later months, these gaps will begin to close. But this has further ramifications. The knock-on effect of delayed releases is a likely depression of the number of new commissions for some time after the shutdown ends, as commissioners look to fill schedules with delayed projects they have already invested in before signing off new ones.”

Unscripted content is set to bounce back quicker, according to Ampere. While a number of unscripted commissions expected over Q2 and Q3 2020 will be delayed, Ampere predicts release schedules will begin to return to normal by the autumn, with the percentage of titles unaffected rising to 71% by October. The biggest misses in the unscripted space are likely to be returning summer series that cannot go into production, such as reality stalwarts ‘Love Island’ and ‘The Bachelorette.’ Unscripted commissions have actually increased in comparison to the same period last year, partly to fill schedule gaps left by delayed or cancelled scripted series. However, a large proportion of these titles have been COVID-19-specific commissions. If this content is excluded, unscripted commissions have been down 27% since the beginning of March. Unlike scripted content, commissioners can typically order enough adapted unscripted content during lockdown to cover normal numbers of new unscripted releases, as well as help cover schedule gaps from delayed or cancelled scripted content.

Commissioners are currently creating a large number of extra unscripted projects which can be used to cover gaps in the schedule left by delayed titles or the missed scripted commissions,” said Black in a statement. “This number of extra commissions will begin to wane as the shutdown ends, with audience appetite for COVID-19-specific content already showing signs of falling.”

Netflix’s ‘White Lines’ Top Rising Show, ‘Skam Italia’ Top Binge on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “White Lines” was the top rising show while “Skam Italia” was the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended May 17.

“White Lines” hit screens May 15. When the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered 20 years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza, his sister returns to the Spanish island to find out what happened. Her investigation leads her through a world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character in a place where people live life on the edge.

Taking the silver on the rising show chart was Netflix’s reality series “Magic for Humans,” season three of which debuted May 15. Meanwhile, the service’s “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” came in at No. 3. The animated series is entering its final season.

Season four of “Skam Italia” landed at No. 1 on the binge chart (No. 4 on the rising show chart) following its release on both TIMvision and Netflix Italy. Netflix’s “Dead to Me,” season two of which debuted May 8, landed at No. 2.

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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 May 17 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Skam Italia” (TIMvision) — 3.18%
  2. “Dead to Me” (Netflix) — 2.65%
  3. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.76%
  4. “The Office” (NBC) — 1.62%
  5. “Never Have I Ever” (Netflix) — 1.59%
  6. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.52%
  7. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.39%
  8. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 1.31%
  9. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.12%
  10. “Community” (NBC) — 1.07%

 

Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended May 17 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “White Lines” (Netflix) — 99.9%
  2. “Magic for Humans” (Netflix) — 94.7%
  3. “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” (Netflix) — 94%
  4. “Skam Italia” (TIMvision) — 92.6%
  5. “Bordertown” (YLE) — 77.3%
  6. “The Prince” (MBC 1) —75%
  7. “Valeria” (Netflix) — 57.7%
  8. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) — 49.3%
  9. “Gotham” (Fox) — 47.62%
  10. “Parasyte: The Maxim” (NTV) — 37.5%