June 29, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended June 27, its second consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 68.8 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show rose 11% from the previous week.
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose to No. 2 for the week, earning 49.4 times average demand with expressions up 3.7%.
The DC Universe platform’s “Harley Quinn” animated series climbed a spot to No. 3, with a 13% rise in expressions and 49.36 times demand over the average. The finale of season two debuted June 26.
Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” slid to No. 4 after a 20.8% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure demand for TV content. It was 48.9 times more in demand than the average show.
The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” stayed at No. 5 with 39.2 times average demand and expressions down 4.3%.
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+.
Netflix’s “Dark” jumped into the top 10 at No. 7, from No. 11 the previous week. The German sci-fi drama had a 36.3% rise in demand and was 36.6 times more in demand than the average show. A third and final season of the show was released worldwide June 27.
The top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 96.5 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.