October 17, 2022
Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Oct. 14. The series had a 6.6% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 77.6 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.
Another Netflix series, “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” remained No. 2 despite a 29.3% decrease in demand to give it 44.1 times average demand.
The Prime Video fantasy drama “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” rose four spots to No. 3 following a 25% rise in demand expressions to give it 38.7 times average demand. The eighth and final episode of the first season was made available Oct. 14.
Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” slid a spot to No. 4 with 38.4 times average demand after am 18.4% drop in demand expressions.
The Disney+ Marvel Comics adaptation “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” rose a spot to No. 5 after a 14.9% rise in demand expressions to give it 38 times average demand. The first-season finale was released Oct. 13.
Hype surrounding “She-Hulk” also helped bring the former Netflix series “Daredevil” back into the top 10, up 10 spots to No. 7, as the title character appeared in the final few episodes of the newer series. Since the last new episode in 2018, all three seasons of the show have moved from Netflix to Disney+, which is planning a new version of the show, called “Daredevil: Born Again.”
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 “Game of Thrones,” with 101.1 times average demand, getting a boost from of prequel series “House of the Dragon,” which was No. 8 with 55.9 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.