March 23, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended March 21, its sixth-consecutive week back 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+.
“Stranger Things” registered 69.2 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 0.3% compared with the previous week.
The animated Disney+ series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” stayed at No. 2, dropping 10.1% in expressions to 55.4 million.
Netflix’s “On My Block” rose six spots to No. 3, with expressions up 64% to 54.6 million. The third season of the teen drama was released March 11.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slipped to No. 4 with 54.1 million expressions, down 1.9% from the previous week.
DC Universe’s “Titans” rose two spots to No. 5, with expressions up 3.8% to 44.97 million.
Netflix’s “Elite” made the biggest jump into the top 10, rising from No. 20 to No. 8 with 40.9 million expressions, up 90.3% from the previous week. The third season of the teen drama from Spain was released March 13.
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.