September 10, 2019
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Sept. 7, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 11th straight week.
A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.
For the week, “Stranger Things” registered 125.1 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 11.7% in expressions compared with the previous week.
Another Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” stayed at No. 2, with expressions down 22.6% to 84.4 million.
Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” rose seven spots to No. 3, with expressions up 130% to 54 million.
Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” dropped to No. 4. Its demand expressions dropped 8.7% to 40.5 million.
Slipping a spot to No. 5 was Amazon Prime Video’s dark superhero adaptation “The Boys,” which registered 39.6 million expressions, down 5.3% from the previous week.
Amazon Prime Video’s “Carnival Row” jumped to No. 8, from No. 26 the previous week, with expressions up 119.8% to 30.5 million. The show’s first season debuted Aug. 30.
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.