‘Stranger Things’ Increases Lead Atop Parrot’s Demand Chart With Premiere of Fourth Season

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings by a wide margin the week ended May 27, while also taking over Parrot’s list of overall TV shows as well. The series had a 65% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing it to 101.2 times the demand of an average series. Netflix May 27 released the first seven episodes of the fourth season.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 37.4 times average demand after a 5.1% rise in demand expressions as the third season was previewed at the Star Wars Celebration fan event over the weekend.

Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots” rose to No. 3, up from No. 56 the previous week, thanks to a 165.4% bump in demand expressions to give it with 35.5 times average demand after its third season premiered on May 20. The show consists of a  collection of animated short stories spans several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy, appealing to a wide audience and keeps audiences entertained without investing too much viewing time.

HBO Max’s pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” dropped a spot to No. 4. The show had 34.3 times average demand after a 0.7% rise in demand expressions.

The Paramount+ sci-fi series “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” slipped a spot to No. 5, with demand expressions down 4% to give it 32.6 times average demand.

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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 top non-streaming overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” at No. 2 with 76 times average demand.

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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.

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