TV Demand: Stranger Things starts 2023 at top

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Game of Thrones dominates overall TV show charts

Continuing its 2022 success, Netflix’s Stranger Things has topped the digital original TV demand charts in Australia and New Zealand with 23.76 and 15.19 points above the market average.

The Stranger Things writers’ room for season five officially kicked off in August 2022, and according to Us Weekly, Noah Schnapp’s character, Will Byers, will play a big role in the upcoming season.

Talking to Us Weekly, Schnapp said, “There will definitely be another centre point for Will in season 5, and I think it’s really exciting, and I’m definitely so excited to see what they have in store.”

Season two of Ginny & Georgia premiered on Netflix on January 5, placing second in Australia’s and New Zealand’s digital original series. Coming in 20.43 times more in demand than other shows in Australia and 14.05 points in New Zealand, the new season saw the Millers’ family secrets catch up with them at the worst possible time.

Talking to Deadline, showrunner Sarah Lambert said a third season has not yet been renewed by Netflix.

In Australia, the Addams Family spinoff, Wednesday, came in third with 20.28 points above average and 10.64 points in New Zealand. Directed by Tim Burton, the series has inspired a number of social media trends, including Jenna Ortega’s (Wednesday Addams) viral choreography to the Cramps’ 1981 cover of Goo Goo Muck.

Disney+ original Andor placed third in New Zealand with 12.98 points and sixth in Australia with 17.21 points. The series is the fourth live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, as well as a prequel to both the spin-off film Rogue One (2016) and the original Star Wars film (1977). 

In overall TV shows on the TV demand charts, Game of Thrones has topped the Australian and New Zealand charts with a difference of 26.48 and 18.06 points, respectively.

The Walking Dead came in at second on both charts, while The White Lotus placed fourth in Australia and third in New Zealand.

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