Too much choice can be debilitating. Yet, every day we are provided with even more options for what to watch, listen to, play, and read. How do you decide where to spend your time?

Our Media Insights Team at Agility did some of the heavy lifting for you. Using Agility Monitoring, we uncovered what’s causing the PR buzz in entertainment in the following five categories: movies, television, music, books, and video games.

Based on the information from reputable sources within the entertainment industry, we determined which artists or products have recently become top performers or have been labeled as “the best” based on a keyword search. We then measured how much media buzz (mentions in online and print media and impressions) these various artists or products attained.

Without further ado, here’s our curated list of what you should be watching, reading, playing, and listening to according to media monitoring.

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Sequels aren’t always a letdown. According to IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, “Top Gun: Maverick”, the sequel to Tom Cruises’ famous 1986 high-flying film, may indeed be better than its predecessor. Compare its 8.6 on IMDb and 96% on Rotten Tomatoes to the 6.9 and 58% of “Top Gun”.

Perhaps unsurprisingly then, “Top Gun: Maverick” is this month’s Best Reviewed New Movie and Top of Box Office by mentions and impressions. With over 100,000 mentions in both categories, it blows its competition out of the sky.

Best Reviewed New Movie

“Downton Abbey: A New Era”
14,400+ mentions
6,800+ mentions

Top of Box Office

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”*
56,500+ mentions
“Jurassic World Dominion”
29,900+ mentions

*At the time of monitoring, Doctor Strange was still in theatres, it has since moved to Disney+ and is available to stream.

If you’re looking for a night in, the Most Streamed Films according to media monitoring are:

Most Streamed Film


Streaming Platform

IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes Rating

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” 22,800+ mentions Prime Video, VUDU 8.3 and 95%
“The Northman” 12,700+ mentions VUDU, Peacock, Prime Video, Apple TV 7.2 and 89%
“Hustle” 6,800+ mentions Netflix 7.4 and 92%

What’s your preferred review site for movies? The writer of this blog prefers IMDb. Let us know by sharing this blog on social along with your preferred review site.

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We get it—with so many streaming options, you find yourself spending more time trying to decide what to watch than watching anything. Especially since it feels like a new show is being released every day. We hope to minimize your scrolling time with the following media monitoring winners.

Best New Drama Series

“Irma Vep” (HBO)
3,800+ mentions
“Bosch: Legacy” (Prime Video)
3,500+ mentions
“All American: Homecoming” (The CW)
1,900+ mentions

Best New Comedy Series

“Modern Love: Mumbai” (Prime Video)
3,100+ mentions
“The Kids in the Hall” (Prime Video)
2,300+ mentions
“George Carlin’s American Dream” (HBO)
1,800+ mentions

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If you’re not listening to Harry Styles, who are you listening to? It’s been a long time since 1D went on hiatus (and then never came back) and since then, Harry has been enjoying his ultra-successful solo career. Additionally, he’s a fashion icon and rising big screen star. Not to mention the Internet’s boyfriend.

Aside from his three Grammys, Harry won this month’s Best Artist, Best New Song (“As It Was”), Best New Album (Harry’s House), Most Streamed Song, and Most Streamed Album, with the greatest number of mentions and impressions in each category (between 19-70,000 mentions!).

Not a Harry stan? Why not give the following top performing artists, albums, and songs a listen:

Best Artist

Ed Sheeran
65,000+ mentions
Bad Bunny
29,000+ mentions

Best New Song

“First Class”, Jack Harlow
6,600+ mentions
“About Damn Time”, Lizzo
6,400+ mentions

Best New Album

Come Home The Kids Miss You, Jack Harlow
5,800+ mentions
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar
5,100+ mentions

Most Streamed Song

“About Damn Time”, Lizzo
6,600+ mentions
“First Class”, Jack Harlow
6,400+ mentions

Most Streamed Album

Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
6,900+ mentions
Twelve Carat Toothache, Post Malone
5,200+ mentions

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Summer is the time for reading a good book beside the pool, lake or on the porch (or anywhere really, we’re not picky!). With over 600,000+ books published every year, there’s a lot to choose from. Let our media monitoring results help narrow down your next five star read.

Best New Fiction

“Sparring Partners”, John Grisham
800+ mentions
“Lessons in Chemistry”, Bonnie Garmus
600+ mentions
“The Boardwalk Bookshop”, Susan Mallery
300+ mentions

Best New Non-Fiction

“Stolen Focus”, Johann Hari
100+ mentions
“What My Bones Know”, Stephanie Foo
100+ mentions
“Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases”, Paul Holes
80+ mentions

Best Selling Author

Tina Brown
4,600+ mentions
Delia Owens*
3,200+ mentions
Colleen Hoover
3,100+ mentions

Best Selling Young Adult

“I Kissed Shara Wheeler”, Casey McQuiston
400+ mentions
“Family of Liars”, E. Lockhart
300+ mentions
“One of Us is Lying”, Karen M. McManus
100+ mentions

*Delia Owens’ best-selling book, “Where the Crawdads Sing”, is soon to be a major motion picture! Release date July 15, 2022.

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Released earlier this year, Elden Ring is an award-winning role-playing game (RPG), created in collaboration with George R. R. Martin who wrote the game’s overarching mythos. It probably comes as no surprise then that it surpassed the other two Best Selling Video Games and Best Reviewed Games in our media monitoring results by 30,000 mentions!

Best Selling Video Game

Elden Ring
37,200+ mentions
Nintendo Switch Sports
5,600+ mentions
Evil Dead: The Game
7,000+ mentions

Best Reviewed Video Game

Elden Ring
37,200+ mentions
Horizon Forbidden West
6,900+ mentions
Gran Turismo 7
5,700+ mentions

But could Elden Ring soon be ousted from its number 1 spot? There are three video games in our Most Anticipated category that could give Elden Ring a run for its money: Final Fantasy XVI (releasing 2023), Starfield (2023), and Overwatch 2 (releasing October 22).


Mentions: A single print or online article. A syndicated article will be counted every time it appears in a different outlet.

Impressions: The potential views of a single mention or a group of mentions. This includes unique daily visitor counts of websites for online mentions and circulation values for print.

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