May 2, 2022
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended April 29. Indeed, the top five digital originals remained the same from the prior week.
“Stranger Things,” a sci-fi fantasy series about the supernatural experiences of a group of young friends, posted a 6.57% fall in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, tallying 52.6 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The fourth season of the series is set to debut May 27.
Remaining at No. 2 was HBO Max’s “Our Flag Means Death,” a comedy about a wealthy British fop who decides to become a pirate captain in the 18th century. The show posted 37.6 times average demand after a 3.68% drop in demand expressions.
Netflix’s “Bridgerton” remained at No. 3, with 34.3 times average demand after a 6.24% dip in demand expressions. The period drama from producer Shonda Rhimes is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels and follows the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family as they seek love and happiness in London high society. Season two began streaming March 25.
The Disney+ Marvel series “Moon Knight” remained No. 4 with 34 times average demand after a o.86% drop in demand expressions. The Marvel Comics series, which started streaming in weekly episodes March 30, stars Oscar Isaac as a mild-mannered gift shop employee who finds he’s been given the powers of an Egyptian moon god.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 5 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 33.9 times average demand after a 0.88% fall in demand expressions.
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 No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 71.7 times average demand.
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.