Top 10 Most In-Demand TV Shows of August So Far, My Hero Academia & Rick and Morty Continue to Outperform Others

According to Parrot Analytics’ insights, Spongebob Squarepants is the Most In-Demand TV series across all platforms in the United States in August so far, while My Hero Academia and Rick and Morty take the next two spots in the Top 3 respectively.

Spongebob Squarepants is clear of all of its competition by a huge margin as the popular Nickelodeon kids show has 73.6 times more demand than an average TV series in the United States.

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While My Hero Academia is the second most in-demand TV series in the United States and also the most in-demand superhero TV series around the world with 59.6 times more demand than an average TV show in the United States.


No TV show of the superhero genre seems to be anywhere near the demand of My Hero Academia. The anime’s popularity and audience are more likely to keep on growing as the season has now progressed into its final arc and has switched to higher gears. 

All the Top 3 spots are dominated by animated titles as Rick and Morty finishes in third place with 48.9 times more demand than the average TV series. The Top 3 do have a variety on them though, as it involves a kids cartoon, an adult animated series as well as an anime among them.

The latter half of the list sees some popular TV shows such as Stranger Things, which has always been consistent on Parrot Analytics’ list but has gotten even more of a boost now with the teaser trailer for its latest season dropping recently spiking its demand to 47 times more than an average series.

Game of Thrones also continues its consistent run at the Top 10 alongside another veteran, The Walking Dead, as both the shows have more than 45 times the demand than of an average series.

Another anime that has continuously managed to make it into Parrot Analytics’ Top 10 most in-demand TV series throughout the year is Attack on Titan, the anime enjoyed a long and extremely popular run at the top for the better part of the year and is still the 7th most popular TV series in the United States with 43.5 times more demand than any average show.

Attack on Titan was one of the very few titles to ever break over the 100+ times more demand figure during when it was on air in March.

The only other superhero TV series to break into this list is The Flash, the show which recently concluded its seventh season on The CW is 40.4 times more in-demand than the average series.

Meanwhile, long-running TV shows such as Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street have also continued to be in the Top 10.

You can check out the full list below.

Most Popular TV Shows of August 2021 So Far (08/01-08/15), Parrot Analytics Demand Report:

  1. “Spongebob Squarepants” (Nickelodean) — 73.6x
  2. “My Hero Academia” (Crunchyroll/Funimation/Adult Swim) — 59.6x
  3. “Rick and Morty” (Adult Swim) — 48.9x
  4. “Stranger Things” (Netflix) — 47x
  5. “Game of Thrones” (HBO) — 46.9x
  6. “The Walking Dead” (AMC) — 45.9x
  7. “Attack on Titan” (Crunchyroll/Funimation/Adult Swim) — 43.5x
  8. “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) — 43x
  9. “Sesame Street” (PBS Kids) — 42.3x
  10. “The Flash” (The CW) — 40.4x

Source: Parrot Analytics Week 1, Parrot Analytics Week 2.

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.

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What do you think of this list of Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows of August 2021 by Parrot Analytics? What TV Shows are you watching this Summer? Comment below and let us know. 

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