October 8, 2019
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 5, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 15th 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 116.8 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 30.8% in expressions compared with the previous week. During the week, Netflix announced a fourth season of the series and released a trailer.
DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 2.2% to 51.8 million. The show is in the midst of its second season.
Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” remained No. 3, with expressions down 10.9% to 33.7 million.
Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” rose up to No. 4, though expressions dropped 8.2% to 30.5 million.
The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” dropped a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 15.11% to 30 million.
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.