What you need to know
- Ted Lasso saw a bumper opening to its second season and was the second most in-demand original on its debut.
- The show was only beaten out by Disney+ hit Loki.
Apple TV+ already knew that it had a hit on its hands with Ted Lasso when its second season debut broke its own streaming records, but how did it stack up against other streaming services? Turns out, pretty well. Pretty well indeed.
According to a new report by Axios and based on data provided by Parrot Analytics, Ted Lasso was the second most in-demand original yet, only beaten out by Disney+ behemoth Loki.
As of Saturday, July 24, the series was also the second-most in-demand digital original in the U.S., just behind Disney+'s new Marvel series "Loki."
- "Ted Lasso" was also America's eighth-most in-demand overall show, per Parrot, with 40 times more audience demand than the average show in the U.S.
- The Jason Sudeikis-led show was the 18th-most in-demand show in the world, and the seventh-most in-demand digital original series in the world.
It's fair to say people are in love with Ted Lasso and everything the show stands for. The second season already looks set to live up to the high standards of the first, and we know that a third season has already been signed off, too.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.