‘Stranger Things,’ ‘She-Hulk’ Still Lead on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Sept. 2. The series had an 11.1% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 85.5 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

The new Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. The latest Marvel Comics adaptation stars Tatiana Maslany as the cousin of Bruce Banner, who accidentally gains his Hulk powers, which has major effects on her career as an attorney. The series had a 5% drop in demand expressions for the week to give it 38.8 times the demand of an average series.

Remaining No. 3 was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” It had 32.7 times average demand after a 15.4% drop in demand expressions in the week after after the second-season finale became available Aug. 23.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” rose to No. 4 on the digital originals chart with a 0.1% rise in demand expressions and 30.9 times average demand.

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 an 8.5% drop in demand expressions to give it 30.1 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 No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Game of Thrones,” with 122.9 times average demand, getting a boost from of prequel series “House of the Dragon,” which was No. 6 with 62.1 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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