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‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Boys, ‘The Orville’ Still Lead on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Aug. 12, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 7.6% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 142.7 times the demand of an average series.

The Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 12.9% drop in demand expressions to give it 35.2 times average demand.

Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series “The Orville,” which made the transition from the Fox network to Hulu for its third season, remained No. 3 on the digital originals chart. It had a 1.5% rise in demand expressions to give it 35.1 times average demand. The show’s third season finale arrived available Aug. 4, and all three seasons became available on Disney+ as well as Hulu Aug. 10. Meanwhile, the show’s fans have engaged in various online efforts to support the show being renewed for a fourth season.

Rising a spot to No. 4 was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” It had 33.1 times average demand after a 2.7% rise in demand expressions. The second season finale arrives Aug. 23.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slipped to No. 5 on the digital originals chart with 32.9 times average demand after a 4.8% drop in demand expressions.

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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 70.5 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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