‘Stranger Things’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s period drama “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended April 22. The series had a 21.3% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing it to 56.9 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

Moving back up to No. 2 was HBO Max’s “Our Flag Means Death,” a comedy about a wealthy British fop who decides to become a pirate captain in the 18th century. The show had 39.5 times average demand after a 0.9% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “Bridgerton” dropped back down to No. 3, with 36.9 times average demand after a 6.5% dip in demand expressions.

The Disney+ Marvel series “Moon Knight” remained No. 4 with 34.7 times average demand after a 1.1% rise in demand expressions.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 5 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 34.5 times average demand after a 2.1% rise in demand expressions.

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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 No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 65.1 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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