Most Popular TV Shows of 2022: Stranger Things, Attack on Titan and More

Stranger Things was the Most In-Demand TV Show of 2022, while Attack on Titan Season 4 was the Most In-Demand Anime of the Year Globally.

Stranger Things Season 4, which broke many viewership records for Netflix, has been named the Most In-Demand TV Show in the World in 2022 by Parrot Analytics, one of the leading global experts in TV and Film demand insights, which is used and trusted by the likes of BBC, CNN, and Variety, among many other global leaders of TV and Film Media and Journalism.

Stranger Things became the Most-Watched English Language TV Show on Netflix.

Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things Season 4

Stranger Things became the Most-Watched English Language TV Show on Netflix during its debut week with the release of Season 4 of the popular drama. The show recorded a viewership of a staggering 287 million hours over the weekend and accumulated over 1.352 billion hours of watch time during the first four weeks of its release last year.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home was the Most In-Demand Movie in the World in 2022, with its release on Streaming and Digital. Nothing new needs to be said about the cultural phenomenon that this movie was, and it is very little surprise that it was actually more popular than any other movies released around the world last year.



Meanwhile, HBO’s House of the Dragon was awarded the Most In-Demand New TV Series of 2022, with its first season breaking records for HBO Max. The first season of House of the Dragon averaged over 29 million viewers on HBO Max, more than any other show on the streaming platform by a long shot. 

Season 2 of House of the Dragon has begun filming now.

Attack on Titan Season 4 becomes the Most In-Demand Anime for a second consecutive year.

Attack on Titan has been the Most In-Demand Anime Globally for a second consecutive year. Part 2 of Attack on Titan Season 4 featured some of the best episodes in the anime’s decade-long run so far and continued to be a huge hit in terms of both viewership and the buzz it created on social media platforms globally.

Attack on Titan Season 4: Most Popular TV Shows of 2022

Part 1 of Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3, which was a special hour-long broadcast aired last month and was met with rave reviews. Meanwhile, Part 2 of Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3 is scheduled to air this fall. 

Spongebob Squarepants was the Most In-Demand Cartoon Series around the world in 2022. The Nickelodeon animated series has now taken this award for the last three consecutive years.


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Some of the other TV Shows that came out as the winners of the Global Demand Awards on the night and were the Most Popular TV Show of their genre in 2022, according to Parrot Analytics, include The Big Bang Theory prequel, Young Sheldon, which was the Most In-Demand Comedy Series of 2022 and The Boys, which was the Most In-Demand Superhero TV Show of 2022. 

The Boys has continued to be Amazon Prime’s Most Popular TV Show and delivered its finest season yet and even beat Marvel TV Shows such as Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law in viewership and popularity.

Peaky Blinders won the award for the Most In-Demand European Original of 2022 with its final season, while Dark Desire was the Most In-Demand Latin Original of the Year.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive won the title for the Most In-Demand Documentary Series of 2022.


Netflix’s bold and dramatic documentary Formula 1: Drive to Survive, which recaps the action of the Formula 1 World Championship of the previous year with every new season, won the title for the Most In-Demand Documentary Series of 2022, as it covered the World Championship battle for the ages between Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race was the Most In-Demand Reality TV Series of 2022. Meanwhile, Mr. Bean beat shows like Seinfeld and Full House to win the Most In-Demand Legacy Series of 2022.


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More About Parrot Analytics:

Parrot Analytics is a demand measurement platform that weighs all data sources by their relative importance in 100+ markets daily. They measure stats from social media platforms, streaming services, torrents, etc., which results in a sophisticated, holistic view of TV audience demand for each market. It is used and trusted by the likes of BBC, CNN, and Variety, among many other global leaders of TV and Film Media and Journalism.



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