‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart for Week Ended May 30

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended May 30.

“Stranger Things” had 59.4 times more demand in the United States than the average TV show in the market based on average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure demand for TV content. Demand for the show was down 4.4% from the previous week.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” stayed at No. 2 for a second week. It was 51 times more in-demand over the average, with demand for the show down 17.6%.

Another Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff series, the live-action “The Mandalorian,” remained No. 3 with 47.4 times average demand. The show dropped 10.5% in demand.

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+.

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The superhero series “Titans,” a chart mainstay from the DC Universe streaming service, rose to No. 4, drawing 40.3 times the average demand, while demand for the show was up 0.8%.

The DC Universe animated series “Harley Quinn” dropped a spot to No. 5 with 38.3 times the demand, down 6.2% in demand from the previous week.

The AppleTV+ series “Defending Jacob,” the streaming upstart’s most successful original series in terms of demand according to Parrot, rose three spots to No. 6, with 33 times demand for the average show. Demand was up 9.9% after the season finale debuted May 29.

The top overall TV series was Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” with 86.6 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 6 on the overall TV list.

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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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