November 30, 2020
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a sixth-straight week the week ended Nov. 28, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a fourth week with 99.7 times the demand of an average TV series, though it saw a 0.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.
The show’s success continues to impact other “Star Wars” content. The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained on the chart at No. 6 after a 0.3% increase in demand gave it 39.6 times average demand. The fifth episode of the second season of “Mandalorian” featured the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano, a character heavily featured in “Clone Wars.”
Netflix’s “The Crown” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart as the Internet is being bombarded with articles fact-checking the fourth season and the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Di. Demand was down 1.8% from the previous week. It had 71.2 times average demand and was No. 3 on the overall TV series list.
The No. 3 digital original, and No. 9 among all TV shows, was Hulu’s revival of the animated series “Animaniacs.” It had a 60.1% jump in demand expressions to give it 49.9 times average demand, climbing four spots on the digital originals chart.
That pushed Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” down a spot to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, with 49.5 times average demand and expressions up 5.8%.
Rounding out the top five was HBO Max’s “Titans” with 42.7 times average demand and expressions up 16% after new character costume designs were revealed for the in-production third season.
Netflix’s “The Witcher” jumped back into the top 10, climbing four spots to No. 8, after season two production photos bumped demand expressions up 12.8% to give it 30.4 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 94.3 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.