Television Business International

In-demand chart: Greece (April 23-29, 2017)

TBI-In-Demand-Greece-700x220Greece is yet another territory in which Game of Thrones rules over rival factions. The HBO series just beats Fox drama Prison Break in the overall charts despite season seven not debuting until the summer.

Greece_Originals_020517_800The series has been on hiatus since April last year, as filming in colder climates as dictated by plotlines has meant a July 16 season eight debut has been set.

Prison Break, meanwhile, returned to consciousness in Greece after a new season of the show launched on April 4 following an eight-year hiatus.

Coming in third is Pretty Little Liars, whose online popularity remains consistent. The Walking Dead is at four, perhaps slipping after the conclusion of season seven in mid-April.

American series are order of the day in Greece, with all slots in the overall and digital charts coming from TV’s biggest production market.

Greece_Overall_020517_800Evergreens such as Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Big Bang Theory and Homeland all chart in the overall list.

While Greek broadcasters have been embracing subscription VOD models, Netflix originals completely dominate the digital chart.

Marvel’s Iron Fist is top of the pile by some distance from second placed 13 Reasons Why (639,262 and 390,389 respectively), with Stranger Things third.

Despite this, no digitally produced series chart in the overall top ten, and the tenth placed Sense8 took almost six times fewer demand expressions than the lowest-placed overall original, Homeland (134,434 vs 645,969).

Parrot Analytics notes finales and premieres had significant impact on demand, with Homeland’s US season ender on April allowing it to break into the top ten. Prison Break’s recent debut also saw it spike.

 

Source and methodology: Parrot Analytics assesses demand for popular shows through various ‘demand expression platforms’ including social-media and photo-sharing platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, blogging and microblogging platforms such as Tumblr, wikis and informational sites, peer-to-peer protocols and file-sharing platforms. Parrot’s artificial-intelligence systems assess billions of data points to reach the overall demand rating