JustWatch: Original Animated ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Spearhead Weekly Streaming Through June 4

The box office debut of Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse brought renewed streaming interest in the original 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which topped all weekly movies through June 4, according to new data from JustWatch.

The Berlin-based research firm tracks the streaming video habits, including digital retail and rental, of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

Spider-Man held off current theatrical box office champ, Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4.

Among episodic programming, the third season of Apple TV+ original series “Ted Lasso” pushed the final season of “Succession” on Max and much delayed (seven years) third and final season of small town British police drama “Happy Valley,” starring Sarah Lancashire as a police sergeant still dealing with the aftermath of her daughter’s suicide, and tracking down newly freed sociopath Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton).

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‘Ted Lasso’ Kicks to Top Spot on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart Week Ended June 2

The Apple TV+ soccer comedy “Ted Lasso” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended June 2. In the wake of its May 31 finale, it had a 4.6% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 58.4 times the demand of an average series. “Ted Lasso” was No. 6 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

That knocked down Netflix’s “Stranger Things” to No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 2.3% drop in demand expressions to give it 58.3 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 3 on the digital originals chart. It had an 8.5% drop in demand expressions, giving it 40.9 times the demand of an average series.

Remaining No. 4 was HBO Max’s “Titans.” The superhero show, which had its series finale May 11, had a 4.2% drop in demand expressions to give it 38 times average demand.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” had a 22.9% spike in demand expressions after its series finale May 26, jumping up a spot to No. 5 with 36.1 times average demand.

Netflix’s sketch-comedy series “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson” entered the top 10 at No. 10 thanks to a 58.3% rise in demand expressions after its third season bowed May 30, the first episodes in more than two years. It had been No. 63 a week before.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants” with 88.6 times average demand.

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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 demand for TV content in a given market 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. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

JustWatch: ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Top Digital Content in May

Paramount Home Entertainment’s role-playing game adaptation Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, and the Apple TV+ original soccer-themed comedy “Ted Lasso” finished May as the top digital movie and streamed TV show during the month of May, according to new data from JustWatch.

The Berlin-based research firm tracks the streaming video habits, including digital retail and rental, of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

Dungeons & Dragons held off the year’s most successful theatrical release to date — also video game-inspired — Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which finished No 2 in May. Amazon Studios’ Michael Jordan-Nike biopic Air rounded out the movie podium.

Following “Lasso” in episodic programming, was Apple TV+’s “Silo” and the MGM+ original sci-fi horror series “From.” The three titles finished ahead of such high-profile shows as Max’s “Succession,” Netflix’s “The Diplomat,” Netflix’s “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” Showtime’s “Yellowjackets” and the final season of Max’s “Barry,” among other series.

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Samba TV: ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 Premiere Viewership Topped Season 2 by 60%

The season three debut of “Ted Lasso” on March 15 didn’t disappoint among Apple TV+ subscribers. New data from Samba TV about the award-winning show, starring Jason Sudeikis as an American college football coach hired to run a lowly ranked Premier League soccer team, suggests 870,000 U.S. households streamed episode one during the live + four-day window.

This was up 60% from 544,000 households for the season two debut episode. “Ted Lasso” season three over-indexed among millennial households (25-34 years old) compared to the national average.

Samba TV senior executive Dallas Lawrence said the data affords Apple with an opportunity for Apple to leverage the show’s above-average viewership base into streamers of other Apple content.
 
“Sudeikis and team have done an admirable job putting fans in the stands, but many leave immediately after watching the show,” Lawrence said in a statement.
 

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Indeed, in the second half of 2022, “Ted Lasso” was the most-watched show on Apple TV+ by audiences that watched only one program on the platform, according to Samba.

 
“Large single-season viewership, plus big increases in year-over-year new viewers, and a deepening engagement across a wider selection of content on the platform, are the real hattrick Apple needs,” Lawrence said.

JustWatch: New Season of ‘Ted Lasso’ Tops Apple TV+ Content Viewing

The March 15 season three debut of “Ted Lasso” didn’t disappoint among Apple TV+ subscribers. The award-winning show starring Jason Sudeikis as an American college football coach hired to run a lowly ranked Premier League soccer team, accounts for 27.1% popularity of all Apple TV+ original programming, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks the streaming video habits of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

“Ted Lasso,” which drops weekly episodes each Wednesday, ranked ahead of critically-acclaimed sci-fi show “Severance” (16.9%), starring Adam Scott as a company employee who volunteers to separate (“mindswipe”) his work and non-work memories from his consciousness in and out of the office; and “The Morning Show” (11.8%), co-starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in the morning TV news drama.

All three shows have generated myriad industry awards and nominations.

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Apple TV+ Releases Season 3 Trailer for Emmy-Winning Comedy ‘Ted Lasso’

Apple TV+ has released the trailer for the third season of its critically acclaimed soccer comedy “Ted Lasso.” Following its history-making back-to-back Emmy Award wins, the series (headlined by Jason Sudeikis as Ted, a former college football coach recruited to run a lowly professional soccer club) will premiere globally March 15, followed by new episodes weekly every Wednesday.

In the 12-episode third season the newly-promoted AFC Richmond soccer club faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as finishing last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at rival West Ham United. Meanwhile, Ted deals with work pressures and personal issues back home, while team PR executive Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) ponders career options.

After its global debut on Apple TV+, season one became the most Emmy-nominated freshman comedy series in history, landing top honors and awards. In addition, “Ted Lasso” has been recognized with a Peabody Award; a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Sudeikis; three Critics Choice Awards including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham, sweeping all categories in which the series was nominated; and in addition, the Writers Guild of America crowned “Ted Lasso” with honors for both Best Comedy and Best New Series.

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Third-Season Premiere Episode of ‘Ted Lasso’ Launching March 15 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ Feb. 14 announced that the first episode of the third season of critically-acclaimed soccer comedy “Ted Lasso” is set to launch on March 15, starring Jason Sudeikis as an American football coach hired to manage a lower-level Premier League soccer team despite knowing nothing about the sport.

Following back-to-back Emmy Award wins for the show’s freshman and sophomore seasons, Apple said season three new episodes will drop every Wednesday, which marks the first Apple TV+ series to launch mid-week.

The 12-episode new season finds the newly-promoted AFC Richmond soccer team facing ridicule as media predictions peg them to finish last, while team manager Ted (Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work and personal issues back home.

The second season of “Ted Lasso” broke records by becoming the most Emmy-winning  comedy for the second year in a row with four total wins, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and  Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).

With back-to-back wins for  Outstanding Comedy Series, the series now joins the ranks of only seven other comedy  series in history that have landed Outstanding Comedy Series wins in their first two  years: “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “The Golden Girls,” “Cheers,” “All in the  Family” and “The Phil Silvers Show.”

After its global debut, season one became the most Emmy-nominated freshman comedy series in history, landing top honors and awards. In addition to its Emmy accolades, “Ted Lasso” has  been recognized with a Peabody Award; a SAG Award for Outstanding  Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award (Sudeikis); three Critics Choice Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Sudeikis), and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham). The Writers Guild of America crowned the show for both Best Comedy and Best New Series.

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Season Three of Apple TV+ Series ‘Ted Lasso’ to Debut in Spring 2023

Apple TV+ has announced that its comedy “Ted Lasso” will return for its third season in spring 2023.

The second season of “Ted Lasso” was the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row with four total wins, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney). With back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series, the series joined the ranks of only seven other comedy series in history that have landed Outstanding Comedy Series wins in their first two years: “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “The Golden Girls,” “Cheers,” “All in the Family” and “The Phil Silvers Show.”

Season one of the series was the most Emmy-nominated freshman comedy series in history.

In addition to its Emmy accolades, “Ted Lasso” has been recognized with a Peabody Award; a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Sudeikis; three Critics Choice Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham, sweeping all categories in which the series was nominated; and Writers Guild of America awards for both Best Comedy and Best New Series.

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The series stars Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. What he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism and underdog determination. The Apple Original comedy also stars Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed and Sarah Niles.

Roku: ‘Ted Lasso’ Most Popular Series in 2021

The Apple TV+ original comedy series “Ted Lasso” has received its share of critical acclaim, industry awards and viewers since launching in 2020. Now Roku, the streaming video conduit for myriad third-party services, says the show about an American college football coach (Jason Sudeikis) hired to run a British professional soccer team is the most popular series on its platform.

Citing a survey of more than 50,000 Roku users, the SVOD market co-founder (with Netflix) said the series rated No. 1, just ahead of “WandaVision” on Disney+ and “Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. Netflix original series “Squid Game,” ranked No. 4.

WandaVision was also the most-pirated series in 2021, according to TorrentFreak.

The remaining top series, in order, included: “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu), “Mare of Easttown” (HBO Max), “Heartland” (Netflix), “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+), “Succession” (HBO Max) and “90 Day Fiancé” on Discovery+.

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Among the most-searched shows on Roku, they included (in order): “Yellowstone,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Halloween” and “The Chosen.”

Apple TV Releases ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Christmas Short

The creators of the Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” have released a stop-motion animated Christmas special featuring characters from the Emmy-winning series.

The short, which can be seen on the Apple TV YouTube page and as bonus content in the “Ted Lasso” section on the Apple TV+ streaming service, features the voices of series cast members Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.

“Ted Lasso” features an American football coach (Sudeikis) hired to manage a British soccer club, and covers up his inexperience with the sport with an abundance of optimism and infectious determination. In addition to several Emmy wins, the show was named one of AFI’s top television shows of the year, has earned a Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling, and has been nominated for several Critics Choice awards, including Best Comedy Series.

The four-minute Christmas cartoon, called “The Missing Christmas Mustache,” features the team trying to find a way to restore Ted’s trademark mustache when it mysteriously disappears right before the holidays.

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