September 3, 2019
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 31, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the tenth 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 141.7 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 1.7% in expressions compared with the previous week.
Another Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” rose to No. 2, with expressions up 202% to 109 million. The third and final season of the show was released Aug. 24.
Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” remained at No. 3. Its demand expressions dropped 11.7% to 44.4 million.
Slipping two spots to No. 2 was Amazon Prime Video’s dark superhero adaptation “The Boys,” which registered 41.8 million expressions, down 28.3% from the previous week.
Netflix’s FBI-centered crime drama “Mindhunter” slid to No. 5, but was up 5% in demand expressions to 38.8 million.
Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” bowed Aug. 30, helping it rise from 35th to 10th place on the weekly digital originals chart. Its expressions were up 102.1% to 23.5 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.