According to Parrot Analytics, FX’s Chicago based series The Bear scrambled its way into the top breakout shows rankings with a 114% increase in demand just days after it premiered on Hulu on June 23, 2022.
“Breakout shows” are the most in-demand series that have premiered in the past 100 days. Parrot Analytics takes into account consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, among other engagement when compiling their data.
The 8 episode first season of The Bear, follows a classically trained, world class chef, played by Shameless’ Jeremy Allen White, who takes over a small, yet popular Chicago sandwich shop, left to him by his brother (Jon Bernthal from The Punisher & The Walking Dead) who died by suicide. The Bear had 17.8 times the average series demand in the United States for the week ending July 1, which is very impressive and that demand might just continue to increase as more people hear about it through word of mouth on social media.
The restaurant based dramady became an instant hit featuring guest stars Oliver Platt (Chicago Med’s Dr. Daniel Charles) appearing in 2 episodes as Uncle Jimmy, Amy Morton (Chicago P.D.’s Trudy Platt) appearing in Episode 2 as the health inspector, and John Hughes’ muse for Chicago based 80’s films, Molly Ringwald appearing in Episode 3 as the Al-Anon counselor.
Fans of the show have already begun begging for a second season, however no official announcement has been made at this time.