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SHOWS ON THE RISE: Netflix Brings “After Life” And New Life With International Distribution

Netflix original, "After Life," earned top placement with its first season. Netflix

A new week, a new Netflix original taking top position on our “Shows on the Rise” report! Ricky Gervais’ latest dark dramedy series, After Life, entered our list at No. 1 mere days after its release on March 8th. The six-episode first season rose to the top with an outstanding rise ratio of 100%. Additionally, Netflix continued to maintain a steady presence on our report this week with the help of International distribution of Canadian drama, Northern Rescue (No. 3) which made its debut on both CBC Gem and Netflix at the start of the month. Also, Season 1 of Tokyo Broadcasting System’s anime series, Blue Exorcist (No. 6), was recently released on the streaming platform. 

On the network front, NBC comedy, Superstore (No. 2) earned high placement after its mid-season return on the 7th while the Season 2 premiere of Good Girls earned the series a strong starting position at No. 4. ABC’s Station 19 (No. 6) was also given a boost after a mid-season comeback, but it was the The CW that scored big last week as three hit series: Charmed (No. 5), Supergirl (No. 8), and The Flash (No. 9) secured slots after short breaks in their respective seasons. 

What will make the report next week? With the returns of The Good Fight, Billions, and Queer Eye on the horizon, plus, brand-new series like Netflix original, Turn Up Charlie, David Fincher & Time Miller's anthology series, Love, Death + Robots, and Hulu’s latest comedy, Shrill - it could be anybody’s game! Find out which shows will make our top ten on March 18th!

DID YOU KNOW? Plan on watching After Life? You may want to have tissues on hand! 70% of TV Time users who watched the series, selected the “sad” emotion after finishing an episode.

*Methodology: Every week, millions of viewers around the world use TV Time to track their favorite series. “Shows on the Rise” is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

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