‘Andor’ Reaches No. 2 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart, Behind ‘Stranger Things’

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Nov. 25. The series had a 0.6% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 67.9 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “Andor” rose to No. 2 for the week, the Nov. 23 finale of its first season giving it a 4.3% spike in demand expressions, pushing it to 39.3 times average demand.

HBO Max’s superhero series “Titans” slid a spot to No. 3 with a 0.15% dip in demand expressions, giving it 38.2 times average demand. The show is in the midst of its fourth season, with episodes bowing weekly.

No. 4 was another Disney+ “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian,” which had a 1.8% rise in demand expressions to move it two spots up the rankings with 36.2 times average demand.

The latest foreign-language series from Netflix, “1899,” bowed Nov. 17 and in its first full week of availability had a 320.2% jump in demand expressions to bring it to No. 5 on the digital originals chart with 35.1 times average demand. The German series, which was No. 145 the week before, follows a group of European migrants traveling on a steamship to start new lives in New York City.

The other big leap into the top 10 for the week was, at No. 10, Netflix’s “Wednesday,” a creepy comedy about the daughter from the “Addams Family” franchise as she attends a boarding school. Its Nov. 23 aided a 74.8% rise in demand expressions for the week, giving it 28.6 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “The Walking Dead” with 77.3 times average demand.

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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 demand for TV content in a given market 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. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.


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