“The Witcher” from Netflix topped the rating of the most popular TV shows in the United States. As a result of calculating the “demand scale” based on reviews, likes and comments of viewers on social networks, the show scored 127 million points and overtook the recent Disney+ hit “The Mandalorian” in the Star Wars universe.
The series The Witcher has become the most requested series on social networks in the United States, according to a study by Parrot Analytics. The company has formed a rating based on the so-called “demand scale”. When calculating it, likes, expectations, reviews and references to the project on different platforms were taken into account.
The Witcher came out on December 20 at the Netflix streaming service, and as a result of December 22-28 he climbed to the first line with 127 million units of “expression of demand”. Next came the flagship project of the Disney + online movie theater – The Mandalorian spinoff series based on the universe of the cult Star Wars franchise (115 million points).
In addition, “The Witcher” is almost 50 million points ahead of the leader of the previous month – the series “Very Strange Things”. The third season of the project from the Duffer brothers was released in July 2019. More recently, the last season of the confrontation between the inhabitants of Hawkins and the monsters of the Reverse led the list of the most popular Netflix shows. His fan base was 64 million subscribers, which was an absolute record for a digital platform.
Among the other series on the Parrot Analytics list are Titans, Space, and Lucifer.
On the eve of Netflix presented a rating of the most popular films and series in the past year. Mysterious Murder detective comedy with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anistonon in the lead roles, the third season of Very Strange Things, and the action movie Six Outlaws, became leaders in the United States. In the general list of the streaming service, The Witcher took only sixth line, but was placed in the second in the list of series. In Germany, the show, by contrast, took second place among all the projects.
The British preferred the documentary series about the disappearance of a three-year-old girl, “The Disappearance of Madeline McCann.” On the second and third lines were “Very Strange Things” and “Mysterious Murder”, respectively.
The Witcher with Henry Cavill was based on the cult eponymous series of novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The author’s works have been filmed several times before: for example, in 2002, the 13-episode series “The Witcher” according to “Last Wish” and “The Sword of Destiny” was shot in his homeland. The series gained wide popularity largely thanks to video games – in 2007-2015, three action-RPGs from the Polish studio CDProject Red were presented to gamers and all lovers of the fictional world, subsequently finding huge popularity and seriously glorifying the Sapkowski universe itself.
The fact that the series was extended for the second season, it became known a month before the release of the first. As the Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said, the premiere season was introductory – it included “a lot of building blocks, and it was about building a world and revealing characters”.
“In the second season, the plot will be fully revealed, the characters will begin to meet each other: sometimes they will get along, sometimes not. All those things that you barely heard about in the first part will begin to rise to the surface in the sequel, DigitalSpy quotes her. “In this way, the narrative will become a little more intense and perhaps a little more focused and passionate about travel.”
After the premiere of “The Witcher” on Netflix, the popularity of all franchise works has grown dramatically. So, the video games “The Witcher” and “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” set new online records on Steam. Book sales tripled, and the first of them entered the top 10 Amazon rankings.
In turn, Andrzej Sapkowski became the most popular author according to the Amazon rating. He walked around Joan Rowling, Stephen King and even William Shakespeare. The writer himself enthusiastically spoke about the series Netflix.
“I was very moved. I was delighted with everything that was there. I was even breathtaking. And after all they showed me everything. It’s just monumental scenery, costumes, makeup, acting, the work of the film crew and technicians”, Sapkowski said in an interview with Nowa Fantastyka.