‘Stranger Things’ Still Outpacing ‘Star Wars’ on Parrot’s Originals Chart

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended March 7, its fourth-consecutive week back in the top spot.

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+.

“Stranger Things” registered 69.8 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 0.89% compared with the previous week.

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The Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff series “The Mandalorian” rose to No. 2 with 63.5 million expressions, up 0.7% from the previous week.

Another Disney+ “Star Wars” series, the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” slipped to No. 3, down 11.7% in expressions to 61.1 million.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” stayed at No. 4, with 52.4 million expressions, down 2.6% from the previous week.

The Netflix series “Narcos” held the No. 5 spot on the originals chart, with expressions down 2.7% to 50.6 million. Parrot counts the recently released spinoff “Narcos: Mexico” as part of its parent series, under the precedent of “American Horror Story” changing its setting and subtitle each season.

Netflix’s Altered Carbon returned to the top 10 for the first time since March 2018, rising four spots to No. 9. The second season of the show was released in full by Netflix Feb. 27. Expressions for the sci-fi drama rose 40.2% to 37.4 million. With the show having made significant cast changes for the second season, U.S. demand has been almost double that of the season one release in February 2018, according to Parrot.

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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.

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