Hot Sheet: Better Call Saul demand rises

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Netflix's Stranger Things continues to lead overall Canadian demand in its summer streak.

Canadian summer TV demand continues to hold steady, with Stranger Things dominating domestic interest in the final week of July.

The Netflix series was 89.72 times more in demand in Canada than the average series between July 25 to 31, according to Parrot Analytics, a decrease from 99.72 the week prior.

AMC’s Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel series, has steadily increased in Canadian demand in the lead-up to its Aug. 15 series finale, coming in at No. 2 on the overall TV demand chart at 33.83.

The top five in-demand digital originals were unchanged from the previous week, with Prime Video’s Toronto-shot The Boys (23.16) holding steady at No. 2 and Hulu original Only Murders in the Building (20.85) at No. 3. Meanwhile, Disney+’s The Mandalorian (18.75) claimed the No. 4 spot from Our Flag Means Death (17.34), which fell to No. 5.

See the chart from Parrot Analytics below for the top 10 digital originals and overall TV series demand in Canada.

Top 10 Digital Originals: Canada

1. Stranger Things (Netflix): 89.72 times more in demand
2. The Boys (Prime Video): 23.16
3. Only Murders in the Building (Disney+): 20.85
4. The Mandalorian (Disney+): 18.75
5. Our Flag Means Death (Crave): 17.34
6. Star Trek: Picard (CTV Sci-Fi Channel): 16.56
7. For All Mankind (Apple TV+): 16
8. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (CTV Sci-Fi Channel): 15.58
9. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+): 14.51
10. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+): 14.39

Top 10 Overall TV Shows: Canada

1. Stranger Things: 89.72
2. Better Call Saul: 33.83
3. SpongeBob SquarePants: 32.64
4. The Orville: 24.49
5. Sesame Street: 24.33
6. Saturday Night Live: 23.64
7. Love Island UK: 23.48
8. The Boys: 23.16
9. Game Of Thrones: 23.04
10. The Big Bang Theory: 21.74

Parrot Analytics calculates its Top 10 lists using Demand Expressions, which are shown by using a metric that demonstrates how much more in-demand the top series are than the average TV show (linear, pay TV, SVOD and AVOD) in Canada. For example, a difference of 1x represents the market average and 10x means a series is 10 times more in demand than the average TV show in this market.

Photo by Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television