October 29, 2019
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 26, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 18th 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 78.8 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 7.1% in expressions compared with the previous week.
DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 6.7% to 49 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 down 26.4% to 29.2 million.
Netflix’s “Lucifer” rose three spots to No. 4, with expressions up 9.5% to 27.8 million after a photo of the upcoming fifth and final season was revealed.
Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” dropped to No. 5, with expressions down 1.3% to 27.8 million, just 952 fewer expressions than “Lucifer.”
Making a big rise to No. 8, from No. 22 the previous week, was Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” after the first three episodes of season two were released Oct. 23. The show’s demand expressions were up 44% to 24.6 million for the week, from 17.1 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.