June 21, 2022
Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended June 17, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 12.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 186 times the demand of an average series.
The Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart as its third season continues. It had an 11.2% spike in demand expressions gave it 59.1 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.
The newest Disney+ “Star Wars” series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” rose a spot to No. 3 despite a 2.2% drop in demand expressions for the week. It had 39.2 times average demand and was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slid to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 38 times average demand after a 6.4% drop in demand expressions.
HBO Max’s pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” remained No. 5. The show had 32.6 times average demand after a 2.6% drop in demand expressions as a second season was announced.
Two Apple TV+ shows returned to the top 10 on the digital originals chart. The alternate history sci-fi drama “For All Mankind” climbed to No. 8, from No. 19 the previous week, after its third season premiered June 10, giving it a 23.2% bump in demand expressions to push it to 26.8 times average demand. “Ted Lasso” rose two spots to No. 10 after the announcement that its in-production third season would be its last.
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 72.4 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.