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Netflix’s new horror series, “The Haunting of Hill House,” is an instant hit with audiences, critics, and horror fans alike.

The show has a 91% critic score on review-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, and a 93% audience score based on 785 user ratings. It’s one of Netflix’s best-reviewed shows of all time, and one of the best-reviewed shows of the year.

Even Stephen King, the master horror author of classic novels like “The Shining,” “It,” and “Carrie,” gave the show a rousing review, and called it “close to a work of genius” this week.

But to get a better sense of just how big of a hit it is, we turned to data-science company Parrot Analytics. In data provided to Business Insider, collected from October 12 to 18, Parrot found that “The Haunting of Hill House” was the third most in-demand horror show among audiences. That’s not bad, considering the show only debuted last Friday and the top two have been on the air for nearly a decade.

If “The Haunting of Hill House” can compete with the likes of “The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story” after such a short amount of time, then its popularity is bound to only go up. There’s no word on a season two just yet, but judging by the response to the show, it wouldn’t be surprising if it happened. In the meantime, fans can look forward to director Mike Flanagan’s next project: a film adaptation of King’s “Doctor Sleep,” which is a sequel to “The Shining.” 

To gague the popularity of a show, Parrot calculates the total audience demand for a title, which reflects “the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance” (a stream or download is a higher expression of demand than a reaction on social media). Some of the shows listed aren’t on the air currently, but they are in-demand for audiences. 

Below are the eight most popular horror shows right now, including “The Haunting of Hill House”: