‘Stranger Things’ Still No. 1 on Parrot’s Demand Chart; ‘Obi-Wan’ Up to No. 3

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings by a wide margin the week ended June 3, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 105.6% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing it to 210.1 times the demand of an average series. Netflix May 27 released the first seven episodes of the fourth season.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 42.8 times average demand after a 13.5% rise in demand expressions. “The Mandalorian” was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

The newest Disney+ “Star Wars” series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” finally climbed into the digital originals top 10 at No. 3. It had 39.2 times average demand after a 97.8% increase in demand following its May 27 premiere of its first two episodes, and third episode arriving June 1. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

HBO Max’s pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” remained No. 4. The show had 33.8 times average demand after a 2.6% drop in demand expressions.

The Paramount+ sci-fi series “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” stayed No. 5, with demand expressions down 0.7% to give it 32.7 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The top non-streaming overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” at No. 2 with 71.3 times average demand.

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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 demand for TV content in a given market 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. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.


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