Hot Sheet: The Lord of the Rings prequel debuts on top 10 charts

Netflix's Stranger Things continues to conquer the digital originals chart, while HBO's Game of Thrones tops the overall TV list for the week of Sept. 5 to 11.

A mazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season premiere landed on the top 10 digital and overall TV demand charts.

The Lord of the Rings prequel series (pictured) starring Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, and Markella Kavenagh had its debut at No. 3 on the digital originals list and at No. 8 on the overall TV demand chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, according to Parrot Analytics. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which had its season premiere on Sept. 1, was 21.24 times more in demand than the average series in Canada for the week.

Netflix’s Stranger Things continued to conquer the digital originals chart for the week at No. 1, with a rating of 29.71 – a lower figure than the previous week’s 33.13. The sci-fi series ranked third on the overall TV demand list.

Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (21.93) sat at No. 3 on the digital list, while Disney+’s The Mandalorian (20.94) came in at No. 4, and Netflix’s Cobra Kai (20.18) at No. 5.

Meanwhile, HBO’s Game of Thrones preserved its No. 1 spot on the overall TV list and rating of 38.56 for the week. Its prequel series, House of the Dragon, came in second on the list with a rating of 32.08 – a slightly lower number than the previous week’s 33.56.

AMC’s Better Call Saul (27.79) and Breaking Bad (27.3) both sustained their ranks at No. 4 and at No. 5 on the overall TV chart, despite declining ratings. Better Call Saul had a rating of 32.85, while Breaking Bad had a 29.03 the previous week.

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): 29.71
2. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+): 21.93
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video): 21.24
4. The Mandalorian (Disney+): 20.94
5. Cobra Kai (Netflix): 20.18
6. The Handmaid’s Tale (Crave): 19.13
7. The Orville (Disney+): 18.66
8. Only Murders in the Building (Disney+): 18.42
9. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+): 17.84
10. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+): 16.49

Top 10 Overall TV Shows: Canada

1. Game of Thrones: 38.56
2. House of the Dragon: 32.08
3. Stranger Things: 29.71
4. Better Call Saul: 27.79
5. Breaking Bad: 27.3
6. Rick and Morty: 25.57
7. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: 21.93
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: 21.24
9. The Mandalorian: 20.94
10. The Walking Dead: 20.57

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.

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