‘Stranger Things’ Spends 19th Week Atop Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Nov. 2, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 19th straight week.

A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

For the week, “Stranger Things” registered 81 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 2.8% in expressions compared with the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 4.4% to 51.2 million. The show is in the midst of its second season.

Jumping up to No. 3, from No. 22 the previous week, was Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman.” With the first part of the show’s sixth and final season released Oct. 25, demand was up 96.2% to 34.9 million expressions.

Hulu’s “Castle Rock” moved up four slots to No. 4. The show’s demand expressions were up 22.9% to 30.3 million.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” slid a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 0.6% to 27.6 million.

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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.

TV Time: Disney+ and Apple TV+ Originals on List of Top Anticipated New Shows

Netflix dominated the list of top anticipated returning shows, while originals from upcoming streaming services Apple TV+ (launching Nov. 1) and Disney+ (bowing Nov. 12) made the list of top anticipated new shows on TV Time’s November charts.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Traditional TV entrant “His Dark Materials,” a magical adventure based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels and starring Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda, took the top spot on the anticipated new shows chart. It premieres Nov. 4 on HBO in the United States and Nov. 3 on BBC One in the United Kingdom.

Coming in at No. 2 on that new show chart was “The Mandelorian” from Disney+, bowing with the service Nov. 12. Set in the Star Wars universe and created by Jon Favreau, the series follows an independent bounty hunter on the outskirts of the galaxy — far from the authority of the New Republic.

Two shows launching with Apple TV+ Nov. 1 came in at Nos. 3 and 4 on the new show chart. Taking the bronze was “See,” starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, which is set in a dystopian future where surviving humans are blind. “The Morning Show,” which came in at No. 4, is a drama about morning TV that stars Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell.

Rounding out the top five anticipated new shows was DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn,” an animated series based on the DC comic book character. Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) lends her voice to the series.

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Among returning shows, Netflix took three of the top five spots. “The End of the F***ing World,” the second season of which bows Nov. 5, came in at No. 1. “The Crown,” the third season of which launches Nov. 17, took No. 3. And “Atypical,” also in its third season and debuting Nov. 1, came in at No. 4.

Adult Swim’s highly anticipated and delayed fourth season of the animated hit “Rick and Morty” (due Nov. 10) took the silver on the returning chart, while Amazon Prime’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” the second season of which debuts Nov. 1, rounded out the top five.

Most Anticipated New Shows for November:

  1. “His Dark Materials” (HBO) — Nov. 4 (Nov. 3 on BBC One)
  2. “The Mandelorian” (Disney+) — Nov. 12
  3. “See” (Apple TV+) — Nov. 1
  4. “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) — Nov. 1
  5. “Harley Quinn” (DC Universe) — Nov. 29

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for November:

  1. “The End of the F***ing World” (Netflix, Channel 4) — Nov. 5 (Nov. 4 on Channel 4)
  2. “Rick and Morty” (Adult Swim) — Nov. 10
  3. “The Crown” (Netflix) — Nov. 17
  4. “Atypical” (Netflix) — Nov. 1
  5. “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Amazon Prime) — Nov. 1

‘Stranger Things’ Spends 17th Week Atop Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 19, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 17th straight week.

A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

For the week, “Stranger Things” registered 84.9 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 9.2% in expressions compared with the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 0.68% to 52.5 million. The show is in the midst of its second season.

Staying at No. 3 on the digital originals chart was Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” with expressions up 18% to 39.6 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” rose to No. 4, though expressions dropped 8.3% to 28.1 million.

Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” dropped a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 13.2% to 27.8 million.

Making a big rise to No. 9, from No. 25 the previous week, was “Letterkenny,” a Canadian comedy that had its seventh season premiere on Hulu. Its demand expressions were up 43.6% to 24.1 million for the week, from 16.8 million the previous week.

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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.

‘Stranger Things’ Spends 14th Week Atop Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Sept. 28, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 14th straight week.

A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

For the week, “Stranger Things” registered 89.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 1.1% in expressions compared with the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 4.2% to 50.7 million. The show is in the midst of its second season.

Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” rose a spot to No. 3, with expressions down 7.2% to 37.8 million.

The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” dropped a spot to No. 4, with expressions down 20.7% to 35.3 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” held onto the No. 5 spot, with expressions dropping 4.5% to 33.3 million.

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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.

‘Young Justice’ Season 3 on Disc Nov. 26

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the “Young Justice” franchise, digitally Sept. 24, and on DVD Nov. 26. Warner Archive will release the season on Blu-ray Nov. 26 as well.

The first two seasons of “Young Justice” aired from 2010 to 2012 on Cartoon Network before the show was revived in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. The animated series has also been renewed for a fourth season.

The series follows the lives of teenage superheroes and sidekicks who operated as younger counterparts of the Justice League.

With the young heroes of the series having survived the schemes of the Light and saved the Earth from the Reach Invasion, the third season finds them dealing with a scheme to kidnap teens and transform them into superpowered weapons. Meta-Human trafficking is a terrifying threat to a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Now Nightwing, Superboy, Miss Martian, Tigress, Aqualad and Black Lightning will need help from a new group of young heroes to save the world from the war games of supervillains controlling the system from the inside.

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The voice cast includes Troy Baker, Danica McKellar, Crispin Freeman, Khary Payton, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Jesse McCartney, Jason Marsden, Bruce Greenwood, Mae Whitman, Grey Griffin, Vanessa Marshall, Maggie Q, Alyson Stoner, Zehra Fazal, Yuri Lowenthal, Jason Spisak, Josh Keaton, Kelly Hu and Greg Cipes, plus guest appearances by Alan Tudyk, Lacey Chabert, Bill Fagerbakke, Oded Fehr, Daniela Bobadilla, Chad Lowe, Jacqueline Obradors, Keone Young, Dwight Shultz, Mirina Sirtis, Deborah Strang, Gwendoline Yeo and Danny Trejo; and topnotch voice actors Scott Menville, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Diane Delano, Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Roger Craig Smith, Fred Tatasciore, David Sobolov, Kath Soucie, James Arnold Taylor, Kevin Michael Richardson and Steve Blum.

Young Justice: Outsiders — The Complete Third Season includes all 26 episodes.

TV Time: Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ Most Anticipated New Show, ‘Elite’ Most Anticipated Returning Show in September

Netflix’s “The Politician” is the most anticipated new show and the service’s “Elite” is the most anticipated returning show coming in September, according to TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” chart.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

“The Politician,” hitting screens Sept. 27, is the first series under producer Ryan Murphy’s new deal with Netflix. The comedy stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy and driven high school student determined to become president of the United States. The series also features Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Dylan McDermott and Bette Midler.

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Among returning shows, the second installment of “Elite” (No. 1), Netflix’s Spanish teen drama series, debuts Sept. 6. TV Time users also anticipate the second season of DC Universe’s superhero series “Titans” (No. 2), which hits screens Sept. 6.

Most Anticipated New Shows for September:

  1. “The Politician” (Netflix) — Sept. 27
  2. “Stumptown” (ABC) — Sept. 25
  3. “Prodigal Son” (Fox) — Sept. 23
  4. “Unbelievable” (Netflix) — Sept. 13
  5. “Emergence” (ABC) — Sept. 24

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for September:

  1. “Elite” (Netflix) — Sept. 6
  2. “Titans” (DC Universe) — Sept. 6
  3. “American Horror Story” (FX) — Sept. 18
  4. “The Good Place” (NBC) — Sept. 26
  5. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — Sept. 26

Warner Releasing ‘Wonder Woman: Bloodlines’ Animated Movie in October

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the latest DC Universe animated movie, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, digitally Oct. 5, and on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 22.

The film finds Wonder Woman (voiced by Rosario Dawson) helping a troubled young girl against a deadly organization known as Villainy Inc., whose criminal members have their sights set on invading the Amazon warrior’s home island of Themyscira.

The cast includes Jeffrey Donovan as Steve Trevor, Marie Avgeropoulos as Silver Swan, Adrienne C. Moore as Etta Candy, Kimberly Brooks as The Cheetah and Giganta, Courtenay Taylor as Dr. Poison, Constance Zimmer as Veronica Cale, Nia Vardalos as Julia Kapatelis, Michael Dorn as Ferdinand, Cree Summer as Hippolyta, Mozhan Marno as Dr. Cyber, and Ray Chase as Lead Bandit.

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Extras include the “DC Showcase” animated short Death, inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”; the featurette “The Cheetah: Ferocious Archenemy”; and a sneak peak at the next DC Universe animated movie, Superman: Red Son.

The 4K combo pack will include UHD and Blu-ray versions of the movie and a redeemable digital copy. The Blu-ray combo pack will include the movie on Blu-ray and DVD, plus a digital copy.

 

Family Dynamics Build Conflict in ‘Lego DC: Batman — Family Matters’

Even though he’s a superhero, Batman can’t build a gadget to shield himself from family conflict in Lego DC: Batman — Family Matters.

Voice cast and creators were on hand at San Diego Comic-Con for the world premiere of the direct-to-video title July 21. The animated movie, which involves Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other superheroes facing off against Red Hood, who is obsessed with destroying the Bat-family and all of Gotham City, will be available Aug. 20 on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

“It’s kind of an analysis of Batman because he really is the head of the Batman family and there’s a responsibility that goes with that,” said director Matt Peters in an interview before the screening. “How would Batman the crime fighter deal with that? Is he ok with that? Is he comfortable with it? Is it something that he would like to relinquish? Is it something that he would like to take responsibility for? And that’s kind of the story for a hero as well.”

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In the feature, Batman faces different conflicts with several family members, including various Robins.

“You have Batman trying to struggle with being a superhero and a dad at the same time,” said Troy Baker, who voices Batman and noted he’s facing his own dad struggles with a  14-month-old son. “The past, present and future are kind of tag-teaming him because you have Nightwing … you have Jason Todd, you have Red Hood, you have Damian Wayne — we see how much of an important facet Robin is to Batman.”

Jason Spisak, the voice of Red Hood/Jason Todd, finds the disaffected character easily relatable for families.

“A Lego movie is a great chance to have a whole family watch it, and if there’s someone in the family who’s bitter and somebody who’s angst-ridden or whatever, they can see this play out on the screen and then at the end when Batman and Jason have a moment of reconciliation, they can possibly open that door in their own family,” he said.

Then there’s Batgirl to add some spice.

“With Lego, the humor is far more sardonic,” said Alyson Stoner (Batgirl). “There’s a sassiness and a snarkiness to her in this version.”

While the Lego direct-to-video projects involve a separate universe from the theatrical movies, they have the famous plastic brick world in common.

“We do work hand and hand with Lego,” said producer Rick Morales, adding, “I got to go to Denmark to actual Lego headquarters and work out with their team what they might create for their sets and talk about the possibilities.”

Legos make up all the sets for the DTV title.

“You can pretty much take anything that’s in this movie and build it straight up from Lego bricks,” he said. “It would cost you thousands and thousands of dollars. I wouldn’t recommend it. But most everything in here is really buildable, and we’ve even developed a library with our designers of CGI bricks that are legitimate in scale.”

“Honestly, it’s one of the coolest projects I’ve ever been involved in,” Stoner added. “You just say the word Lego, and it’s pretty awesome.”

Playing one of numerous Batmans on page, screen and home video involves a certain responsibility to the character, Baker said.

“This may be the first introduction to Batman that somebody ever has,” he said. “And if that’s it, I just want them to go, ‘What’s the original?’ All of these pull from these great storylines. So if I make a kid or an adult pick up a comic book, then I’ve done my job.”

‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts for Fourth Week

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 20, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the fourth straight week.

A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

For the week, “Stranger Things” registered 277.7 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 17.4% in expressions compared with the previous week, when the show peaked at 336 million in the immediate aftermath of its third-season premiere.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, though its demand expressions dropped 5.9% to 33.8 million.

DC Universe’s “Titans” remained at No. 3 with 33.7 million expressions, up 0.2%.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” stayed in the No. 4 spot. The series, based on a character from the DC Comics comic-book series “The Sandman,” dropped 4% in expressions to 28 million.

Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart was Amazon Prime Video’s “Good Omens,” which jumped from No. 7 to No. 5 with 26.5 million expressions, up 2.9% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “When They See Us” jumped back into the top 10, from No. 16 to No. 6, with a 35% rise in expressions to 24.8 million.

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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.

‘Teen Titans’ Talent Reflects on OG, New Series Movie Matchup

It’s a clash between the OG and new superheros in the new animated movie Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, available on digital Sept. 24, and Blu-ray combo pack and DVD Oct. 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

The movie had its world premiere July 21 during San Diego Comic-Con International, attended by cast and creators.

The direct-to-video movie is a clash of two superhero universes, pairing the modern-day Teen Titans from the current ‘Go!’ series with their 2003 counterparts from the original in a fight to foil Trigon, Hexago and even Santa Clause to save the multiverse.

“It’s really fun, and fans of the new one will be happy because there are so many funny moments. It’s so comedic. Fans of the original will be happy, too, because the stakes are very high, the danger’s very real, the acting is very authentic,” said voice actress Tara Strong, who plays both versions of Raven. “It’s the perfect dichotomy and both fandoms really get to come together and appreciate each other, and then of course there’s this multiverse of Teen Titans that you never knew.”

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In a way, the movie allows the two fandoms to air their differences, filmmakers said.

“If you’re a fan of the original I feel like the original Titans in this movie are speaking for you because you are seeing the ‘Go’ Titans through their eyes,” said producer/director Jeff Mednikow.

Voiceover stars had to play both the new and old versions of their characters, sometimes having conversations with themselves.

“I think the ones that are furthest apart are probably Robin and Robin,” said co-writer Jeremy Adams.

“I think the new Robin tests the original Robin’s patience,” said Scott Menville, who plays both.

The two Trigons were the “most fun” villains to play against each other, said co-screenwriter Marly Halpern-Graser.

“Switching between Cyborgs is like me with a lot of caffeine versus maybe just a half a cup,” said Khary Payton, who plays both Titans.

“The original Beast Boy is more like a dog, and ‘Teen Titans Go!’ Beast Boy is more like a hyena,” said Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), who brought his canine friend to the screening to emphasize the point.

The cast members are close and have a rapport that informs the project.

“They just know what they’re doing,” said co-writer Adams. “They know it so well.”

“They know these characters better than I ever could,” added co-writer Halpern-Graser.

News of the comeback of the Titans for “Go!” was the “best phone call I’ve ever gotten,” said Hynden Walch, who plays both Starfires.

“We play off of each other a lot,” Walch said, noting that sometimes the script will say “Titans argue” and the actors will improvise.

“We really vibe off of each other a lot,” Payton added, joking that his ad libbing didn’t work as well for his role in “The Walking Dead” and producers asked, “Khari, could you please just stick to the script?”