October 22, 2019
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 19, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 17th 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 84.9 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 9.2% in expressions compared with the previous week.
DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 0.68% to 52.5 million. The show is in the midst of its second season.
Staying at No. 3 on the digital originals chart was Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” with expressions up 18% to 39.6 million.
Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” rose to No. 4, though expressions dropped 8.3% to 28.1 million.
Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” dropped a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 13.2% to 27.8 million.
Making a big rise to No. 9, from No. 25 the previous week, was “Letterkenny,” a Canadian comedy that had its seventh season premiere on Hulu. Its demand expressions were up 43.6% to 24.1 million for the week, from 16.8 million the previous week.
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.