November 8, 2021
Netflix’s “You” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Nov. 5, it’s third consecutive week in the top spot. The thriller about a serial killer who falls in love had 39.4 times the demand of an average series after a 20.3% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “You” was No. 8 on Parrot’s List of all TV shows.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose four spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, likely boosted by the recent trailer for spinoff series “The Book of Boba Fett,” which begins Dec. 29. It had a 16% jump in demand expressions to give it 36.5 times the demand of an average series. “The Mandalorian” was No. 10 on the list of overall TV shows.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose two spots to No. 3 on the originals chart. The series had a 3% rise in demand expressions to give it 35.8 times the demand of an average show. Netflix recently released another trailer for the fourth season of the show in addition to announcing episode titles and a summer 2022 release window.
HBO Max’s “Titans” dropped two spots to No. 4 on the digital originals chart. The superhero series had an 12.7% dip in demand expressions to give it 35.7 times the demand of an average show.
The Emmy-winning Apple TV+ soccer comedy “Ted Lasso” slid a spot to No. 5. The series had 35.6 times the demand of an average show and an 0.4% 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 67.4 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.