‘The Witcher’ Switches Spots With ‘Mandalorian’ on Parrot’s TV Demand Charts

Netflix’s “The Witcher” returned to the No. 1 spot on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Jan. 11, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, again pushing the Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” to No. 2.

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, Hulu or Disney+.

“Mandalorian” was No. 1 most of the last couple of months of 2019 before “The Witcher” took over the last week of the year. “The Mandalorian” took the top spot back the first week of 2020.

For the week, “The Witcher” registered 118.4 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 10.5% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it was No. 2.

“The Mandalorian” was close behind, with 115.8 million expressions, down 18.5% from the previous week.

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Netflix’s psychological thriller “You” stayed at No. 3 on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 10.9% to 83.2 million.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” stayed No. 4, registering 73.6 million expressions, down 6.8% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 5 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 3.5% to 56 million.

DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn” animated series made a big move on the originals chart to No. 9, from No. 13 the previous week. Expressions rose 2.6% to 29.99 million. The season finale is due Jan. 17.

Netflix’s “Narcos” jumped to No. 10, from No. 14 the previous week, with expressions up 3.9% to 29.96 million. A new season of “Narcos: Mexico” debuts Feb. 13.

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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.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ SVOD Originals Chart for 5th Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Dec. 21, its fifth straight week on top of that chart.

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 Mandalorian” also returned to the top spot on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows, including broadcast and cable, after being bumped to No. 2 a week earlier by Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 113.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was  up 4% in expressions compared with the previous week.

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Netflix’s “Stranger Things” stayed at No. 2 on the digital originals chart,  registering 70.4 million expressions, up 6.2% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” kept the No. 3 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 12.9% to 54.7 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s fourth season of “The Expanse” rose three spots to No. 4, with expressions up 19.4% to 39.2 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dropped a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 7.7% to 38.1 million.

The most notable addition to the digital originals chart for the week was Netflix’s “The Witcher.” The fantasy series, which debuted Dec. 20, landed at No. 9, from No. 36 the previous week, with expressions up 57.4% to 27.5 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.

Animated Elseworlds Adventure ‘Superman: Red Son’ Flying to Home Video in 2020

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the DC Universe animated superhero adventure Superman: Red Son through digital retailers Feb. 25, 2020, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray March 17.

The film is an adaptation of the 2003 graphic novel Superman: Red Son, part of DC Comics’ “Elseworlds” imprint that provides alternate histories and settings for some of the company’s famous characters. The story takes place in an alternate reality in which the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands not in America, but in Stalinist Russia, and is raised to defend the ideas of the Soviet Union.

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The cast includes Jason Isaacs as the Soviet Superman, Diedrich Bader as Lex Luthor, Amy Acker as Lois Lane, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Phil Morris as James Olsen, Paul Williams as Brainiac, Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Sasha Roiz as Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr as John Stewart, Jim Meskimen as John F. Kennedy, Travis Willingham as Superior Man, William Salyers as Joseph Stalin, and Winter Ave Zoli as Svetlana.

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The Blu-ray and digital versions will include the new DC Showcase animated short Phantom Stranger, by Bruce Timm. Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth, when odd things begin to happen. Peter Serafinowicz voices Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum provides the voice of Seth. The voice cast also includes Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith.

Other extras include the featurette “Cold Red War,” two episodes from Superman: Red Son – The Motion Comics, and a preview of the next DC Universe movie, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts for 3rd Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital exclusives rankings the week ended Dec. 7, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital exclusive” 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+.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 118.9 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 10% in expressions compared with the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” stayed at No. 2 on the digital exclusives chart, with expressions down 13% to 74.7 million. The finale of the second season was released Nov. 29.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 3, registering 73.8 million expressions, down 3.4% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “The Crown” remained at No. 4 on the exclusives chart, with expressions down 21.2% to 37.5 million.

Another Netflix series, “Lucifer,” stayed at No. 5, its expressions down 7.7% to 29.1 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” jumped up from No. 57 to No. 6, with expressions up 126.4% to 27.7 million. The third season of the Award-winning series was released Dec. 6.

The first Apple TV+ series to join the digital originals top 10 was “See” at No. 7, from No. 11 the previous week. Expressions were up 4.8% to 27.6 million.

DC Universe’s animated “Harley Quinn” placed at No. 9 after premiering Nov. 29, up from No. 47. Expressions rose 97.9% to 27.4 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 exclusive 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.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts for 2nd Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital exclusives rankings the week ended Nov. 30, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital exclusive,” previously known as 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, Hulu or Disney+.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 132.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 31.9% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it had 100.3 million expressions.

DC Universe’s “Titans” rose a spot to No. 2 on the digital exclusives chart, with expressions up 20.6% to 85.9 million. The finale of the second season was released Nov. 29.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 3, registering 76.3 million expressions, down 6% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “The Crown” remained at No. 4 on the exclusives chart, with expressions up 14.2% to 47.6 million.

Another Netflix series, “Lucifer,” climbed a spot to No. 5, its expressions up 6.7% to 31.6 million.

Netflix’s “The Dragon Prince” jumped up from No. 57 to No. 6, with expressions up 158.3% to 31.1 million. The third season of the animated series was released Nov. 22.

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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 exclusive 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.

Warner Releasing ‘Swamp Thing’ DC Universe Series Digitally Dec. 2, on Disc Feb. 11

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Swamp Thing: The Complete Series for digital download Dec. 2, and on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 11.

The short-lived series ran for 10 episodes on the DC Universe streaming service in the middle of 2019.

Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, “Swamp Thing” follows Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates a deadly swamp-born virus in Louisiana and encounters Swamp Thing (Derek Mears), an elemental supernatural force who seeks to return balance to the natural world.

The cast also includes Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Henderson Wade, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals and Will Patton.

The Blu-ray edition will include a digital copy.

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‘Titans’ Season 2 on Disc March 3

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Titans: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD March 3, 2020.

“Titans,” a live-action adaptation of the Teen Titans comic books, is one of the flagship series of the DC Universe subscription streaming service. The set includes all 13 episodes from the first season plus the featurette “Jason Todd: Fate by the Fans.”

The show follows a group of young superheroes from DC Comics as they come of age and find a sense of belonging with each other while battling villains and demonic forces.

In the second season, the Titans are joined by new members as they deal with the arrival of the assassin Deathstroke, as well as their own personal demons.

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“Titans” stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Minka Kelly as Dove, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Curran Walters as Jason Todd/Robin, Conor Leslie as Donna Troy/Wondergirl, Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent, Chelsea Zhang as Ravager, and Esai Morales as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.

The finale of the second season will be released on the DC Universe streaming service Nov. 29, and the third season will premiere on the service in Fall 2020.

‘Mandalorian’ Enters the Fight, But ‘Stranger Things’ Tops TV Demand Charts for 21st Week

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Nov. 16, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable, for the 21st 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 101.6 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 2% in expressions compared with the previous week, despite the latest season of the series being available more than four months ago.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 11.1% to 57 million.

The premiere of the new Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” helped the show move up to No. 3, with 39.9 million expressions, up 108.7% the previous week, when it was No. 19 prior to the first episode debuting. So far only the first two episodes are available, and only in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands.

Slipping a spot to No. 4 was Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” down 8.5% in expressions to 31.3 million.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” rose two spots to No. 5, with expressions up 3.8% to 26.8 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.

‘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