July 27, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 25, its sixth consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 60.1 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show dropped 6.75% from the previous week.
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose a spot to No. 2 for the week, though it was down 4.6% in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It had 45.6 times the demand of the average show.
The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” slipped to No. 3, with 43 times the average demand and expressions down 12.4%.
DC Universe’s “Titans” rose to the No. 4 spot with 37.2 times average demand and expressions up 1.6%.
Netflix’s “The Witcher” rose to No. 5, from No. 9 the previous week, growing demand 3% to gain 35.4 times the average show.
Netflix’s “Warrior Nun” placed at No. 10 with 30.2 times average demand and a 10.7% drop in expressions. The action series was released July 2.
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 overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 108.2 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.
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.