February 21, 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. 18.
“Mandalorian” kept the No. 1 position with 46.7 times the demand of an average series after a 4% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “The Mandalorian” was No. 6 on the list of overall TV shows.
“Boba Fett” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had 43.3 times the demand of an average series following a 2.9% drop in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” jumped up four spots to No. 3 after the announcements of its season four premiere dates. It had 36.6 times average demand after an 11.4% rise in demand expressions.
HBO Max’s “Peacemaker” climbed four spots to No. 4, with 33.7 times average demand after a 6.2% rise in demand expressions. Director James Gunn’s spinoff of his The Suicide Squad with John Cena reprising his role as Peacemaker presented its first-season finale Feb. 17. It was also renewed for a second season.
Staying at No. 5 was the Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” It had 33.5 times average demand after a 2.6% drop in demand expressions.
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 67.8 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.