August 22, 2022
Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Aug. 19, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 10.5% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 130.5 times the demand of an average series.
The Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 4.6% drop in demand expressions to give it 34.3 times average demand.
Rising a spot to No. 3 was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” It had 33.8 times average demand after a 0.08% rise in demand expressions. The second season finale arrives Aug. 23.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose to No. 4 on the digital originals chart with 33.2 times average demand after a 1.5% drop in demand expressions.
Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series “The Orville,” which made the transition from the Fox network to Hulu for its third season, slid to No. 5 on the digital originals chart. It had a 9.9% drop in demand expressions to give it 32.4 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 top non-streaming overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Better Call Saul,” at No. 2 with 76.5 times average demand.
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.