TV Demand: Outlander #1 as MasterChef Australia joins the charts

• Outlander aired its fifth season’s finale on May 10

Disney+ continues to dominate the Digital Original charts with the Star Wars franchise as The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars continue to occupy the top two spots in Australia and New Zealand for another week. 

The #1 for the Overall TV chart in Australia and New Zealand is Outlander which aired its fifth season’s finale on May 10, the season was based on the book The Fiery Cross. The series has been renewed for a 12-episode sixth season to be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes. The show is created by US network Starz and can be seen on Foxtel in Australia.

The highest rating piece of Australian made content is Network 10’s MasterChef Australia which is #8 on the Overall TV chart in Australia. 

Over the last 30 days, TV demand for MasterChef Australia has increased by 377.6% while over the same time span the show rates in the 99.4th percentile for reality TV titles in Australia. The show has also been a success in regards to TV ratings with the show regularly getting around 1 million viewers an episode. This is the shows first season with new judges Jock Zonfrillo, Andy Allen and Melissa Leong.

This week has seen a fair few new additions to the charts this week with Solar Opposites and The Good Fight joining the Australian Digital Original charts, while Dead To Me joined the Digital Original charts in NZ.

Hulu’s Solar Opposites has made an impressive mark on the charts since its eight-episode first season was released on May 8. The animated series is created by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan and follows a family of aliens who must take refuge in middle America. The show was bought by Hulu after it was originally created for and shelved by Fox.

The Good Fight has also joined the Digital Original chart in Australia after its fourth season started airing on April 9. The season was originally scheduled for 10 episodes, but production was ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will instead conclude with its seventh episode on May 28, 2020. The show is a spin-off of The Good Wife, and was the first CBS All-Access original produced by the digital platform and has been renewed for a fifth season. 

Over in NZ the black comedy series Dead To Me has joined the Digital Original chart after the series second season was released on Netflix on May 8. The show stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two grieving women who bond during therapy.

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