A new report from Parrot Analytics finds that the demand for the original show by more than 50 times in the days prior to the highly-anticipated special, which premiered on May 27 on HBO Max.
This Thursday, May 27th, HBO Max premiered its highly-anticipated Friends: The Reunion special, a special reuniting the original cast members of the iconic show.
And in the days prior to the show airing, US and worldwide demand for Friends rapidly surged as excitement grew for the new content.
A new report from Parrot Analytics indicates that Friends was the fourth most in-demand overall show in the world – behind only Game of Thrones, Attack on Titan, and La Casa de Papel – and the eighth most in-demand overall show in the US, behind The Simpsons and ahead of The Mandalorian.
Friends has jumped 13 spots in the global ranking over the last 30 days, and 32 spots in the US rankings over the last 30 days.
On May 24, worldwide demand for Friends was 58.1x higher than demand for the average show globally, up 37.7% over the last 30 days.
Year to date (Jan 1-May 24, 2021), global demand for Friends has averaged 42.7x the demand of the average show worldwide.
On the same day, US demand for Friends was 38.2x the average show in US, up 48.6% over the last 30 days.
Year to date (Jan 1-May 24, 2021), US demand for Friends has averaged 26.1x more demand than the average show in the US.
A look at the Global Heat Map paints a picture of the wide variety of international markets that are keeping Friends in exceptional global demand.
Over the past 30 days, the top five international markets for Friends have been: Brazil (21.8x average), India (17.9x), Canada (14.4x), France (14.4x) and the UK (13.9x).