March 16, 2020
Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended March 14, its fifth-consecutive week back in the top spot.
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+.
“Stranger Things” registered 69.4 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 0.5% compared with the previous week.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series, the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” rose to No. 2, up 1% in expressions to 61.7 million.
Another Disney+ series, the “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian,” slipped to No. 3 with 55.2 million expressions, down 13.1% from the previous week.
Netflix’s “The Witcher” stayed at No. 4, with 45.9 million expressions, down 12.4% from the previous week.
The Netflix series “Narcos” held onto the No. 5 spot on the originals chart, with expressions down 9.4% to 45.9 million. Parrot counts the recently released spinoff “Narcos: Mexico” as part of its parent series, under the precedent of “American Horror Story” changing its setting and subtitle each season.
Netflix’s teen drama “On My Block” returned to the top 10 at No. 9, with expressions up 39.2% to 33.3 million. The show’s third season debuted March 11. It was No. 16 the previous week.
Jumping from No. 13 to No. 8 was Netflix’s “Castlevania.” The third season of the animated series was released March 5. Expressions were up 71.4% to 42.2 million.
The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.
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 global demand for TV content 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.