February 17, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” returned to No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Feb. 15.
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+.
Helped by a new trailer for the show’s fourth season dropping Feb. 14, “Stranger Things” registered 75.2 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 18.3% compared with the previous week.
The Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” slipped to No. 2 after four weeks in the top spot. It had 71.5 million expressions, down 6.2% from the previous week.
The DC Universe animated series “Harley Quinn” climbed five spots to No. 3, with expressions up 52.8% to 60.3 million. The show has no doubt been aided by the theatrical release of the Birds of Prey movie, plus the trailer for the Feb. 21 season finale featuring the Joker.
Netflix’s “The Witcher” slipped to No. 4, with 59 million expressions, down 3% from the previous week.
DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 5 spot with expressions down 1.4% to 50 million.
The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.
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 global demand for TV content 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.