January 22, 2019
Two DC Universal series captured the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the digital originals chart the week ended Jan. 19, according to Parrot Analytics.
“Titans” topped the chart despite a minor decline in demand, while “Young Justice” rose to No. 2 from No. 4 with a 6% gain in Demand Expressions, a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. The metric draws from a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.
Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” the prior week’s top digital original, slipped to No. 3 after an 18.6% drop in demand.
Fueled by an 18% increase in demand, Netflix’s modern thriller “You” rose to No. 4 from No. 8 the prior week. The show was singled out as a success by Netflix in its latest quarterly earnings report, triggering numerous media reports – including a story in the Washington Post with the headline, “’You’ was ignored on Lifetime. Then it blew up on Netflix.”
“You” launched last September on the linear Lifetime network. In December it was announced that “You” would move to Netflix as a “Netflix Original,” ahead of the premiere Season 2.
Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart was CBS All Access‘s “Star Trek: Discovery,” which during the week that ended Jan. 19 attracted a daily average of 24.8 million Demand Expressions, 26.2% more than in the prior week.
The biggest gainer on a percentage basis was “Marvel’s The Punisher,” which returned to the top 10, at No. 8 (from No. 15 the previous week) with a 29.2% spike in demand.
Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures global demand for TV content through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.