February 1, 2021
Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a fourth consecutive week the week ended Jan. 30. It also remained No. 3 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 72.6 times the demand of an average show, after a 14.1% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and No. 5 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions down 6.9% and the show having 63 times average demand.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 51.6 times average demand and expressions down 3.4%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.
“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed two spots to No. 4, with its fourth episode debuting Jan. 29. It saw expressions climb 47.5% to give it 49.4 times the demand of the average show.
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 was “Attack on Titan,” with 99.9 times average 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 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.