February 24, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Feb. 22.
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+.
Still fueled by the hype for the upcoming fourth season after a Feb. 14 trailer, “Stranger Things” registered 87.4 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 16.3% compared with the previous week.
In fact, the top three remained unchanged from the previous week, and the top 10 originals remained the same as well, albeit in a different order.
The Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” stayed at No. 2 for a second week. It had 65.7 million expressions, down 8% from the previous week.
The DC Universe animated series “Harley Quinn” held onto the No. 3 spot, with expressions down 2.8% to 58.6 million. While the Birds of Prey movie featuring a live-action version of Harley Quinn has been underperforming in theaters, the season finale of the show’s first season became available Feb. 21.
Parrot listed the Netflix series “Narcos” as No. 4 on its originals chart, moving up from No. 8 the previous week, with expressions up 51.6% to 56.4 million. All 10 episodes of the second season of spinoff “Narcos: Mexico” became available Feb. 13. Parrot tracks “Narcos” and “Narcos: Mexico” as a single series (the first season of “Narcos: Mexico” was rebranded from the intended fourth season of the original show).
Netflix’s “The Witcher” slipped to No. 5, with 55.6 million expressions, down 5.7% from the previous week.
The animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” rose three spots to No. 6, up 46.2% in expressions to 53.1 million. The first episode of the show’s seventh season, the first season presented as a Disney+ original since the streamer revived the series, debuted Feb. 21.
The CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Picard” slipped one spot to No. 7, though its expressions rose 11.1% to 49.1 million.
Rounding out the top 10, DC Universe’s “Titans” slipped three spots to No. 3, Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman” rose a spot to No. 9, and Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” dropped three spots to No. 10.
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.