Since the cast of Friends announced they were no longer on a break, the media has been abuzz with TV reunion news. From the cast reunion of Desperate Housewives to the Parks and Recreation quarantine special, it seems every popular show wants a slice of the pie!
But which of the world's most popular shows do Brits want to see back on their screens most? OnBuy investigated which popular boxsets are most in-demand and the results may surprise you. (Spoiler: Friends doesn't come out on top!)
OnBuy can reveal Brits are most interested in Game of Thrones returning to the small screen. Yes, even after the disappointing finale watched by 19.3 million on their television screens! In fact, 34,990 people a month Google the show to ask if a reunion or new series is in the works.
Game of Thrones just eclipses the TV reunion phenomenon that is the Friends special.
Friends has been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance ever since the famous 6 announced a special IS in the works via their individual Instagram accounts. In fact, 33,150 people on average a month Google the show to find out more about the planned reunion or possible new series. Proving the Friends TV reunion could be "The One Where" the whole world watches!
Equally, the surprise Gavin and Stacey Christmas special aired last year reignited our love affair with the British sitcom. To find out "what's occurring" in regard to another reunion or possible new series, 8,510 people on average a month Google the show.
OnBuy's research reveals there is much less buzz about a TV reunion from shows like The OC (180 monthly searches), The X-Files (150 monthly searches), The West Wing (150 monthly searches), 30 Rock (130 monthly searches) and Cheers (50 monthly searches).
The results in full can be seen here:
|TV Series||Avg. Monthly Search Volume|
|Game of Thrones||34,990|
|Gavin and Stacey||8,510|
|Orange is the New Black||2,330|
|One Tree Hill||940|
|House of Cards||920|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||620|
|Parks and Recreation||440|
|The Big Bang Theory||420|
|The West Wing||150|
OnBuy analysed Google search volumes using the keyword analytics section of online visibility and marketing tool SEM Rush. For each of the 30 TV shows analysed, a variety of keywords were taken into consideration – such as the show title followed by "reunion", "new series" and "new season" – to maximise results!