TV Demand: Disney+ and Apple TV+ cement themselves on the charts

The Morning Show

• The new platforms aren’t having all the fun though with Netflix having two new entries of their own

Disney+ continues its hot start on the TV Demand charts since its launch with The Mandalorian once again topping every chart for the second week in a row. However, it’s not the only new platform to be having success with its original content with Apple TV+ having a second entry on the Digital Original charts with Morning Wars.

Morning Wars, known as The Morning Show in territories outside of Australia and Indonesia stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell, that premiered on Apple TV+ on November 1, 2019 the same day as the launch of the platform. The show is inspired by journalist Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.

The plot of the show revolves around Alex Levy (Aniston) who hosts a popular news program broadcast from Manhattan on the UBA network, after her on-air partner of 15 years, Mitch Kessler (Carell), is fired amidst a sexual misconduct scandal, Alex fights to retain her job as top news anchor while sparking a rivalry with field reporter Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon).

The new platforms aren’t having all the fun though with Netflix having two new entries of their own on the digital original charts. The first show Anne with an E charted in Australia after releasing its third and final season on Netflix on September 22. The show is based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and adapted by Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett about 19th-century girl Anne Shirley.

Netflix’s second new show is  The Dragon Prince which has entered the charts in NZ after releasing its third season on November 22. The show is set in a vast magical world and revolves around the use of primal magic which is derived from the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the sky and the Ocean. The show is created by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond.

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