‘Star Wars’ Digital Originals Remain Most In Demand on Parrot Analytics Chart

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended May 16, its fourth-consecutive week in the top spot.

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 Clone Wars,” which concluded its seventh and final season on Disney+ May 4, registered 84.9 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content, down 39.3% from the previous week.

Another Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff series, the live-action “The Mandalorian,” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals list with 64 million expressions, a 2.8% increase from the previous week when news broke that Temuera Morrison would be returning to play Boba Fett. The latest reports have Katee Sackhoff playing the live-action version of her Bo-Katan character, a Mandalorian leader she previously voiced on “The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars: Rebels.”

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Netflix’s “Stranger Things” stayed at No. 3 on the digital originals chart, up 6.2% from the previous week to 61.5 million expressions.

The superhero series “Titans,” a chart mainstay from the DC Universe streaming service, ticked up a spot to take No. 4 for the week with 43 million expressions, up 4.9% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “Outer Banks” climbed to No. 5, with demand up 6.2% from the previous week to 41.5 million expressions. Demand for the teen drama has been steadily rising since the show’s April 15 premiere, though Parrot Analytics announced that quality control issues involving the show’s demand data prevented it from being reported on the charts previously.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” had the biggest jump into the top 10, placing 10th from No. 18 the previous week as the fourth season arrived on DVD and Blu-ray May 12. Expressions were up 18.9% to 30.6 million.

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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.

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