Disney+ Tops Google Trends Searches for 2019
What is in your search history? Wait, don’t answer that. I saw my elderly father’s results once, and it’s scarred me for life. How about I just tell you what you probably searched for.
According to Google Trends, the most popular search in the United States for 2019 was Disney+! In fact, several Disney results finished at or near the top of the page. Let’s take a look at some examples.
The tragic death of The Descendants star, Cameron Boyce, caused him to finish second for the entire year. Yes, the top two searches for the year were Disney+ and a performer in quite a bit of Disney+ programming.
Google listed the top 10 trends in each category, and Disney earned another spot on the overall search results trends with Avengers: Endgame, which finished seventh. Boyce also finished first in celebrity death searches. Many people were impacted by his untimely passing at such a young age.
Baby Shark, the Royal Baby and Baby Yoda
Disney also won another (hilarious) category. According to Google Trends, people searched for Baby Shark and the Royal Baby a lot, but they searched for Baby Yoda the most! I kind of love the idea of a bunch of 2020 babies being named Yoda. It’s something to keep an eye on.
Google also tracks question-based searches. What Is Disney+ finished in seventh, while What Is a Mandalorian came in ninth. The Mandalorian similarly finished fifth in TV Show searches. In other words, Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian are hugely popular.
The Disney+ show would have done better if it had come out earlier in the year, as Google Trends calculations are cumulative. So, something early in the year has a better chance of getting searches.
This fact demonstrates just how dominant Disney+ was. The service didn’t even arrive until November, yet it still became the most popular search of 2019!
This Google information is simply the latest proof that it’s Disney’s world, and we’re all just living in it.