July 6, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 4, its third consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 65.3 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show dropped 1.1% from the previous week.
Netflix’s “Dark” jumped to No. 2, from No. 7 the previous week. The German sci-fi drama had a 61.9% rise in demand and was 56.9 times more in demand than the average show. A third and final season of the show was released June 27.
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” dropped a spot to No. 3 for the week, earning 46.6 times average demand with expressions down 1.9%.
The DC Universe platform’s “Harley Quinn” animated series slid to No. 4 with a 9.1% drop in expressions and 43.1 times demand over the average.
DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” which is now also available on Warner’s HBO Max streaming service, climbed five spots to No. 5 with 41.7 times average demand and expressions up 26.7%. Season two of the superhero series premiered June 25.
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 103.3 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.