‘Stranger Things’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s Demand Chart; ‘The Boys’ Up to No. 2

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings by a wide margin the week ended June 10, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 1.7% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing it to 212.9 times the demand of an average series.

The Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” rose five spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart following the June 3 premiere of its third season. It had a 68.2% spike in demand expressions gave it 53 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slid to No. 3 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 40.5 times average demand after a 5% drop in demand expressions. “The Mandalorian” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

The newest Disney+ “Star Wars” series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” slid a spot to No. 4 despite a 2.4% rise in demand expressions for the week. It had 40 times average demand and was No. 10 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

HBO Max’s pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” was down a spot to No. 5. The show had 33.3 times average demand after a 0.9% drop in demand expressions as a second season was announced.

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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 74.9 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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