February 14, 2022
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” remained in the top two spots on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Feb. 11.
“Mandalorian” kept the No. 1 position with 48.8 times the demand of an average series after a 4% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The Feb. 9 season finale of “Boba Fett” heavily featured characters from “The Mandalorian,” which was No. 5 on the list of overall TV shows.
“Boba Fett” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had 44.7 times the demand of an average series following a 1.4% rise in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.
Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” rose to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 35.4 times the demand of an average series during the week after an 8.5% drop in demand expressions.
Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” fell to No. 4 on the digital originals chart. The “Karate Kid” sequel series had 34.6 times the demand of the average series after another 18.4% drop in demand expressions.
Jumping back into the top 10, at No. 5 from No. 16 the previous week, was the Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” The show likely got a boost due to one of its recurring characters, the bounty hunter Cad Bane, appearing in live-action for the first time on “The Book of Boba Fett.” It had 34.4 times average demand after a 53.6% rise in demand expressions.
Hulu’s new “Pam & Tommy” docudrama miniseries entered the top 10 at No. 6, up from No. 22 the previous week. The show had 32.9 times the average series demand this week after a 72.8% rise in demand expressions. The first three episodes bowed on Feb. 2, with weekly episodes after. Starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, tells the story of actress Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee dealing with their sex tape becoming available on the internet in the 1990s.
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 65.2 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.