Happy Valley tops Google's 2023 UK TV trends list - see the full list here

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11 Dec 2023, 16:21

One Piece, Happy Valley and Wednesday images

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Happy Valley was the UK’s most searched for TV show of 2023 on Google.

The Sally Wainwright drama beat dramas such as The Last Of Us, The Long Shadow and Black Mirror to the title according to Google’s Year in Search 2023 trends research.

The full list was as follows:

  1. Happy Valley (BBC)
  2. The Last of Us (Sky)
  3. The Rig (Amazon Prime Video)
  4. Ginny and Georgia (Netflix)
  5. Top Boy (Netflix)
  6. The Long Shadow (ITV)
  7. The Sixth Commandment (BBC)
  8. Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon Prime Video)
  9. Luther (BBC - although the 2023 film Luther: The Fallen Sun was on Netflix)
  10. Black Mirror (Netflix)

Globally, the TV search trends list looks very different, with Netflix television shows dominating the most searched for top ten:

  1. The Last of Us (Max)
  2. Wednesday (Netflix)
  3. Ginny & Georgia (Netflix)
  4. One Piece (Netflix)
  5. Kaleidoscope (Netflix)
  6. King the Land (Netflix)
  7. The Glory (Netflix)
  8. That ’90s Show (Netflix)
  9. The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
  10. Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

Meanwhile on the big screen, Oppenheimer was the UK’s most searched for film, followed closely by its release date partner Barbie.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was in third place, presumably as a result of the series’ third and final film being released in cinemas this year. Then awards season hit Everything Everywhere All at Once was fourth.

The full list was as follows:

  1. Oppenheimer
  2. Barbie
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  5. The Menu
  6. Killers of the Flower Moon
  7. John Wick: Chapter 4
  8. Cocaine Bear
  9. Bank of Dave
  10. Creed III

Globally, the films list looks like this: 

  1. Barbie
  2. Oppenheimer
  3. Jawan
  4. Sound of Freedom
  5. John Wick: Chapter 4
  6. Avatar: The Way of Water
  7. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  8. Gadar 2
  9. Creed III
  10. Pathaan

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