While some would argue that Star Trek: Discovery was a bit of a gamble for the iconic franchise, it looks like the CBS All Access series has certainly made an impression in the digital world.
A report published by Forbes last month analyzed Discovery's place in the streaming landscape - particularly with regards to the amount of of social media chatter online. At the time, a report from Parrot Analytics revealed Star Trek: Discovery had garnered over 53 million "demand expressions" (or how many people expressed an interest in the title on social media), overriding shows like The Walking Dead and Stranger Things.
In the weeks since, Discovery has largely held that popularity, with the series most recently having almost 66 million expressions. In contrast, The Walking Dead currently has 46.6 million expressions, and Stranger Things has 24.8 million.
In a way, these statistics makes sense, considering the fact that Discovery aired its season one finale this past week, while both The Walking Dead and Stranger Things are on hiatus. But even shows that are more recently airing, like This Is Us and Altered Carbon, fell further down the list as well.
For those who have been keeping up with Discovery, it isn't hard to see why there's this much amount of hype. The back half of the first season plunged its characters into the Mirror Universe, while the finale featured a delightful cameo from the U.S.S. Enterprise. With season two now on the horizon, fans are excited to see what's next.
“I think with Enterprise’s arrival in the finale we recognize that the audience has a lot of questions about our synchronicity with the original series, which really means or synchronicity with canon." executive producer Alex Kurtzman said in a recent interview. "So the promise of the Enterprise holds the answers to a lot of those questions, including Spock’s relationship with his half-sister who he’s never mentioned. Which does not necessarily mean you’re going to see Spock, just that we owe an answer to that question.”
The entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.