‘Mandalorian,’ ‘Boba Fett’ Take Over Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” took over the top two spots on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Feb. 4.

“Mandalorian” jumped back into the No. 1 position with 47.4 times the demand of an average series after a 13.5% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The latest episodes of “Boba Fett” have heavily featured characters from “The Mandalorian,” which was No. 6 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Boba Fett” moved up a spot to No. 2. It had 44.5 times the demand of an average series following a 3.1% rise in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows and sees its season finale bow on Disney+ Feb. 9.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” fell to No. 3 after four weeks in the top spot. The “Karate Kid” sequel series had 42.9 times the demand of the average series after another 20.9% drop in demand expressions, “Cobra Kai” was No. 8 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” slid to the No. 4 spot on the digital originals chart with 39.1 times the demand of an average series during the week after a 10.9% drop in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose a spot to No. 5 with 33.7 times average demand, though demand expressions dropped 1.3%.

The biggest jump came from Netflix’s latest South Korean series, “All Of Us Are Dead,” which premiered Jan. 28. The dystopian series climbed to No. 10, from No. 237 the previous week, with a 582.9% increase in demand expressions.

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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.

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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.


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