May 21, 2019
Netflix’s revival of “Lucifer” held onto the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended May 18.
“Lucifer,” adapted from the DC Comics Sandman comic book, registered 57.4 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. According to Parrot, “Lucifer” grew 17% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it had 49 million.
YouTube Premium’s “Cobra Kai,” a sequel to 1984’s The Karate Kid, remained at No. 2, registering 34.6 million expressions, down 16.5% from the previous week.
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” jumped to No. 3 for the week with 33.6 million expressions, up 19% from the previous week, when it ranked fifth.
DC Universe’s “Titans,” remained at No. 4 with 30.8 million expressions, down 3% from the previous week.
Another DC Universe series, “Doom Patrol,” dropped to the No. 5 spot with 28.7 million expressions, down 7.7% from a week earlier.
The Demand Expressions 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.
A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.
By comparison, the biggest TV show of any kind for the week was HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which drew 617.7 million expressions in the lead-up to its series finale. CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” was No. 3 with 65.8 million expressions, pushed by its May 16 series finale.
“Lucifer” was again the No. 6 overall show in expressions for the week.
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.