November 15, 2021
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose two spots to reclaim No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Nov. 12. The series had a 45.5% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, to give it 52.1 times the demand of an average show after Netflix released another trailer for the fourth season of the show in addition to announcing episode titles and a summer 2022 release window. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the list of overall TV shows.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 1% jump in demand expressions to give it 36.8 times the demand of an average series. “The Mandalorian” was No. 9 on the list of overall TV shows.
HBO Max’s “Titans” rose a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. The superhero series had a 2.5% dip in demand expressions to give it 34.7 times the demand of an average show. “Titans” was No. 10 on the list of overall TV shows.
Netflix’s “Squid Game” climbed two spots to No. 4, grabbing 34.2 times average demand after a 0.01% increase in demand expressions.
The top title the previous three weeks, Netflix’s “You,” dropped to No. 5 after a 14.8% drop in demand expressions to give it 33.6 times average demand.
Hulu’s “Animaniacs” revival returned to the top 10 at No. 7, up 12 spots from a week earlier. The show’s second season premiered Nov. 5, spiking demand expressions 39.5% to give it 28.3 times the demand of an average series.
HBO Max’s “Young Justice” climbed three spots to No. 10, taking 23.4 times average demand after a 1.9% rise in demand expressions. The fourth season of the animated superhero series premiered Oct. 16 and is scheduled to continue releasing episodes through Dec. 30.
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 “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 70.2 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.