What Makes a High-Demand Comedy Series? Here’s a Breakdown | Charts

A look at the top 10 live-action and animated sitcoms on streaming and what makes them so popular

Sitcoms are one of the cornerstones of American TV culture. Ever since the 1940s, they have been shaping the audience’s cultural landscape and promoting trends. “Sitcom” was the most in-demand sub-genre in the U.S. in 2022, ahead of “Crime Drama” by more than 12.5%, according to Parrot Analytics‘ data, which takes into account consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, among other engagement.

With short-length episodes and a loose storyline that makes a show easy to follow even if watched in non-sequential order, comedy series are highly re-watchable and often the kind of show that people have in the background while doing something else.  

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