TV Demand: Black Mirror keeps moving up + Designated Survivor joins the charts

• Following closely behind GoT is Black Mirror which is now second on the Overall TV charts

Game of Thrones has continued its streak of topping the Overall TV charts since February, but it does so with fewer numbers each week.

Following closely behind GoT is Black Mirror which is now second on the Overall TV charts, and first on the Digital Originals charts in both Australia and New Zealand. This follows Netflix releasing season five of the British science fiction anthology series on June 5, which initiated its movement up the chart last week. The three standalone episodes feature well-known actors such as Anthony Mackie, Miley CyrusAndrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Topher Grace.

The most notable new entry in the Digital Original charts this week is Designated Survivor which has debuted in the top seven in both Australia and New Zealand. The political thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland as Thomas Kirkman, an American politician who is the designated survivor for the State of the Union address, and suddenly becomes President of the United States after an explosion kills everyone ahead of him in the presidential line of succession. After airing its first two seasons on ABC, the show was cancelled and picked up by Netflix for season three, which was released on June 7. 

Big Little Lies season 2

Big Little Lies joined the Australian Overall TV chart this week after airing its season two premiere on June 8. The drama series is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty and created for TV by David E. Kelley. The series was originally planned as a seven-episode miniseries about three troubled women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation.  The success of the series prompted a second season which has been released almost two and a half years later based on a new novella by Moriarty and written for TV by Kelley, with Meryl Streep joining the cast.

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