September 17, 2019
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Sept. 14, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 12th 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 101 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 19.3% in expressions compared with the previous week.
Another Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” stayed at No. 2 on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 34.7% to 55.2 million.
Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” remained at No. 3, with expressions down 8.9% to 49.2 million.
DC Universe’s “Titans” rose two spots to No. 4, with expressions up 24.6% to 49 million. The second season premiered Sept. 6.
Netflix’s “Elite” jumped up No. 5 on the digital originals chart, from No. 23 a week earlier, with expressions up 154.9% to 36.1 million. All episodes of the second season of the Spanish teen drama thriller were released Sept. 6.
With “13 Reasons Why” hitting No. 5 on the overall TV chart, “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” at No. 7, and “Titans” at No. 8, it marks the first time that four digital originals simultaneously placed on the U.S. top 10 overall TV demand chart.
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.