TV Demand: Lucifer takes Australia, The Handmaid’s Tale wins New Zealand


• In Australia, Lucifer topped both charts with 28.99 points above market average

This week saw Lucifer take off in Australia, as the highly anticipated second half of season five – known as Season 5B – has officially dropped on Netflix

The series follows Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil himself, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub named Lux. Eventually, Lucifer becomes a consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The season 5B finale of Lucifer dealt with the aftermath of the murder of a character from the previous episode, as well as an anticipated fight between brothers Lucifer and Michael.

In Australia, Lucifer topped both charts with 28.99 points above market average, and performed very well in New Zealand with 15.43 points above market average.

The fourth series of The Handmaid’s Tale on SBS continues to do well on the charts this week, with the series based on the dystopian novel of the same name shooting to the top of all four charts.

This week in Australia it is 24.48 points above average, and 19.98 points above average in New Zealand – where it topped both charts.

This season has found June Osborne finally free, however her freedom isn’t where the story ends. The fact that she has managed to escape comes with the chance to get justice for everyone victimised by Gilead.

At the top of her list of people to make pay for her suffering is Commander Fred Waterford and his wife Serena Joy.

As Game of Thrones continues to enjoy its tenth anniversary celebrations, the iconic show has had a strong week on the charts. It came in at fourth on the Overall Australian charts at 20.4 points above market average, and second in New Zealand with 15.89 points above the market average.

Whilst fans of the show still hold a grudge about the last seasons of the show and the endings that the people of Westeros were given, viewers still seem to be switching back on to mark the anniversary of Game of Thrones.

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