‘The Last of Us’ Finally Beats ‘Wednesday’ for Most In-Demand New Show | Chart

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Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal on "The Last of Us." (Liane Hentscher/HBO)

In this weekly data series powered by Parrot Analytics, we look at the top breakout shows of the past week. Breakout shows are the most in-demand series that have premiered in the past 100 days.

After two weeks of snapping at the heels of Netflix’s “Wednesday,” HBO’s “The Last of Us” led the latest rankings. The post-apocalyptic series measured 44.1 times more demand than the average series in the U.S. from Feb. 4-10, according to Parrot Analytics‘ data, which takes into account consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, among other engagement.

A closer look at the data revealed that demand for “The Last of Us” began tracking upward since its fourth episode aired on Feb.