Is Lack of Star Power on ‘The Crown’ Season 5 Tanking Demand for the Show? | Charts

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Waning interest in this season of the Netflix series compared to previous seasons may come down to casting

Elizabeth Debicki The Crown Season 5
Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana on "The Crown" Season 5. (Keith Bernstein/Netflix)

There has been increased interest in Netflix’s “The Crown” this year given the death of Queen Elizabeth in September. From January-October, “The Crown” had 26.7 times the average series demand globally, with a notable spike in interest in September (peaking at 59 times the average series demand). 

Compare this to January-October 2020, before season 4 premiered on Nov. 15, 2020, when the show averaged 25 times the average series demand around the world.    

However, elevated attention for the show driven by real world events hasn’t translated to a more successful season 5 premiere, which debuted on Nov. 9, as can be seen below.

Global demand for “The Crown” season premieres (Parrot Analytics)

Global demand for this season of “The Crown” peaked at 63 times the average series demand on Nov.