November 9, 2020
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a third-straight week the week ended Nov. 7. It also moved into the top spot of Parrot’s list of all TV shows with 96.7 times the demand of an average TV series. It had a 33.8% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.
Holding at No. 2 on the digital originals chart, and taking No. 6 among overall TV shows, was Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things,” which saw demand expressions fall 9.4% to give the show 57.6 times average demand.
“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, remained at No. 3 on the originals chart. The show had 35.4 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 18.3% for the week.
HBO Max’s “Titans” (formerly of DC Universe) moved up a spot to No. 4 with 34.8 times average demand, while expressions fell 6.9%.
Rounding out the top five was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which rose a spot after a 0.7% bump in demand expressions to give it 34.3 times average demand.
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. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 92.3 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.