FandomSpot has published its annual report on the fastest-growing fandoms of 2022, and rather than a quick trip to Google Trends that all other outreach campaigns go to, FandomSpot at least decided to mine Reddit data.
It’s an exciting mix, and they look back over 5 fives. One caveat, I think, is that some fandoms were nascent five years ago, which makes percentage growth a slightly awkward system. However, none of the top competitors is particularly new. Dune, for example, is older than the internet.
Top 10 film franchises with the most subscriber growth
|Film Franchise||New Reddit subscribers since 2017|
|The Lord of the Rings||654,441|
|The Hunger Games||42,088|
|Film Franchise||Percentage Reddit subscriber growth since 2017|
|The Lord of the Rings||491%|
|The Hunger Games||140%|
Top 10 video game series with the most subscriber growth
|Game Series||New Reddit subscribers since 2017|
|League of Legends||5,860,539|
|The Legend of Zelda||2,044,754|
|GTA V Online||1,220,957|
|Call of Duty||810,617|
|Game Series||Percentage Reddit subscriber growth since 2017|
|GTA V Online||2,371%|
|Call of Duty||1,904%|
|The Legend of Zelda||1,224%|
|League of Legends||527%|
It’s a shame the site didn’t look at either comic books or, you know, books. Either would have been a nice predictor of trends to come in the next few years. FandomSpot did look at TV shows, though.
It’s clear now that some legacy fandoms that we’ve all loved for a long time aren’t going anywhere soon and we’re likely to be seeing the likes of The Office and GTA for many years to come. That being said, it’s been great to see newer fandoms like Dune and Fortnite experiencing such hype.
Photo credit: Jake Weirick.
- FandomSpot’s Annual Report 2022.
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