August 29, 2022
Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Aug. 26. The series had a 27.6% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 95.5 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.
Climbing 10 spots to No. 2 was the new Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.” The latest Marvel Comics adaptation stars Tatiana Maslany as the cousin of Bruce Banner who accidentally gains his Hulk powers, which has major effects on her career as an attorney. The series premiered its first weekly episode Aug. 18. It had a 59.8% spike in demand expressions for the week to give it 40.6 times the demand of an average series.
Remaining No. 3 was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” It had 38.4 times average demand after a 12.4% rise in demand expressions after the second-season finale became available Aug. 23.
Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series “The Orville,” which made the transition from the Fox network to Hulu for its third season, rose to No. 4 on the digital originals chart. It had a 0.06% drop in demand expressions to give it 32.7 times average demand.
The Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” dropped to No. 5 on the digital originals chart. It had a 6.2% decline in demand expressions to give it 32.6 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. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Game of Thrones,” with 108.7 times average demand, getting a boost from the debut of prequel series “House of the Dragon” on HBO.
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.