‘WandaVision’ Edged Out by ‘Mandalorian’ on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Feb. 20 by the thinnest of margins over fellow Disney+ series “WandaVision.”

“The Mandalorian” also remained No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 63.6 times the demand of an average show (the same as a week before) while seeing a and a 0.01% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Backlash over Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s controversial decision to cut ties with “Mandalorian” cast member Gina Carano continues to keep eyes on the show. Carano during the week rose to the No. 1 most popular performer on IMDb’s rankings. The Carano story could continue to impact the demand ratings this week, as she gave a highly publicized interview on Ben Shapiro’s YouTube channel Sunday, Feb. 21, which by the end of the day had drawn about 1.4 million views, about 30 times the average viewership of the pundit’s weekly discussion series.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed to No. 2 with expressions up 3.8% as the twist-filled narrative approaches its March 5 finale, giving the series 63.5 times the demand of the average show. It rose to the No. 6 most-demanded TV series overall in the United States.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart and No. 8 on the overall TV chart. Demand expressions dropped 15.4% to give the show 52.9 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 4 with 50.6 times average demand and expressions up 6.1%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

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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 No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand for the fifth week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 95 times average demand. The anime series is currently releasing episodes in its final season.

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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.

‘Mandalorian’ Returns to No. 1 on Parrot Digital Originals Chart After Gina Carano Controversy

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” returned to the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Feb. 13 following some tumultuous behind-the-scenes news for the show, which presented its most-recent episode in December.

“The Mandalorian” also rose a spot to No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 63.6 times the demand of an average show and a 0.7% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

In particular, “Mandalorian” production arm Lucasfilm, a division of Walt Disney Studios, publicly cut ties with actress Gina Carano, caving to pressure from a vocal Internet mob who resented that her social media posts weren’t explicitly aligned with their political preferences, as she warned against tribalism while playfully satirizing many of their pet causes. Carano, a former MMA fighter who played the heroic Cara Dune on the series, quickly landed on her feet, declaring she was fighting back against “cancel culture” by announcing a deal to produce and star in a new film under conservative pundit Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire banner. Carano’s ouster also triggered a counter-movement calling for people to cancel their Disney+ subscriptions, though time will tell how effective that will be in terms of demands for the streamer’s content.

The same week, it was announced that Pedro Pascal, who plays the “Mandalorian” title character, had been cast in HBO’s “The Last of Us” series, an adaptation of the popular video game franchise, raising more questions about the future production of the third season, which isn’t slated for several months if not more than a year. Disney+ recently announced several “Star Wars” series to fill the void.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after five weeks in the top spot. It also slipped a spot to No. 6 on the overall TV chart. Demand expressions dropped 4.3% to give the show 62.6 times average demand.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained stuck at No. 3 with expressions up just 2% to give the series 61.2 times the demand of the average show. It was again the No. 7 overall most-demanded TV series in the U.S., though Parrot reported that it was the most-demanded show worldwide.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” maintained the No. 4 spot, with 47.7 times average demand and expressions down 1.7%. It was No. 10 on the overall TV show list.

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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 No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand for the fourth week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 99.8 times average demand. The anime series is currently releasing episodes in its final season.

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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.

‘Cobra Kai’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fifth Week; ‘WandaVision’ Climbs to No. 3

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a fifth consecutive week the week ended Feb. 6. It slipped two spots to No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 65.3 times the demand of an average show, after a 9.6% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and fell to No. 6 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions up 0.4% and the show having 63.1 times average demand.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed a spot to No. 3. It saw expressions climb 21.9% to give it 60 times the demand of the average show.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 4, with 48.5 times average demand and expressions down 5.7%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” jumped up six spots to rejoin the top 10 at No. 10, with news production on the third season has begun. It had a 10.6% rise in expressions to bring it to 25.9 times average demand.

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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 No. 1 overall TV series was “Attack on Titan,” with 110.5 times average demand.

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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.

‘Cobra Kai’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fourth Week

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a fourth consecutive week the week ended Jan. 30. It also remained No. 3 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 72.6 times the demand of an average show, after a 14.1% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and No. 5 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions down 6.9% and the show having 63 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 51.6 times average demand and expressions down 3.4%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed two spots to No. 4, with its fourth episode debuting Jan. 29. It saw expressions climb 47.5% to give it 49.4 times the demand of the average show.

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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 No. 1 overall TV series was “Attack on Titan,” with 99.9 times average demand.

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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.

‘Cobra Kai’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Third Week; ‘WandaVision’ Joins Top 10

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a third consecutive week the week ended Jan. 23. However, the show dropped to No. 3 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows after a 29.8% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. That also dropped it to having 84 times the demand of an average TV series for the week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and slipped to No. 5 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions down 9.8% and the show having 67.4 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 53.2 times average demand and expressions up 1.2%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made its first appearance in the digital originals top 10, climbing six spots to No. 6. The show premiered two episodes Jan. 15 and its third episode Jan. 22. It saw expressions climb 20.3% to give it 33.3 times the demand of the average show. While pre-premiere fan interest in “WandaVision” had been tracking higher than that for “The Mandalorian,” according to Parrot, response to the actual episodes, while mostly positive, was not as well received, likely owing to the niche structure of the early episodes as a parody of classic sitcoms from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, a format that might not jibe with younger viewers. Interest should tick up as questions regarding the show’s central mystery are answered.

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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 No. 1 overall TV series was “Attack on Titan,” with 105.3 times average demand.

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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.

‘Cobra Kai’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts for Second Week

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on both Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings and the data firm’s list of all TV shows for a second consecutive week the week ended Jan. 16.

With more viewers having had a chance to binge the third season since its Jan. 1 debut, “Cobra Kai” saw a 15% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 118.7 times the demand of an average TV series for the week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and slipped to No. 4 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions down 24.7% and the show having 74.1 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 52.2 times average demand and expressions up 2.8%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

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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+.

After “Cobra Kai,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “Attack on Titan,” with 93.2 times average demand.

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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.

‘Cobra Kai’ Surges to No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts, Pushing ‘Mandalorian’ to No. 2

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” jumped to No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for the week ended Jan. 9, and also took over the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows, unseating “The Mandalorian,” which had held both spots for more than two months.

The jump comes as more people got a chance to watch the third season of the “Karate Kid” spinoff the week following its Jan 1 debut. “Cobra Kai” saw a 115% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing it to 139.4 times the demand of an average TV series for the week. That’s the second-most dominant any show has been compared with other digital originals since Parrot in May 2020 switched to reporting a show’s comparison against average demand. The highest was “The Mandalorian” two weeks earlier after its second-season finale.

“Cobra Kai” previous hit the No. 1 spot for two weeks this past September, after the first two seasons moved from YouTube Premium to Netflix.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slipped to No. 2 on both charts, with demand expressions down 17.6% as the excitement over the recent season begins to fade. It still had 98.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 50.7 times average demand and expressions up 5.4%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

“The Mandalorian” continues to give a boost to other “Star Wars” properties, most notably the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which remained No. 4 on the digital originals chart with 42.3 times average demand, while expressions were down 11.2%.

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The biggest jump into the top 10 for the week was Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which rose to No. 7 from No. 20 the previous week. Its fourth and final batch of eight episodes debuted Dec. 31, giving the supernatural series a 71.3% bump in demand expressions to push it to 34.9 times average 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+.

After “Cobra Kai” and “Mandalorian,” the No. 3 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 89.4 times average demand.

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‘Mandalorian’ Still No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts as ‘Cobra Kai’ Rises

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for the 11th straight week the week ended Jan. 2, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a ninth week. It had 120.4 times the demand of an average TV series for the week after a 22% dip from the previous week’s peak in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The action-packed finale of the second season of “The Mandalorian” debuted Dec. 18 and featured the return of a classic character that had fans gushing, and crying, all over the Internet, culminating in the show reaching a massive 154.7 times average demand the previous week before the buzz began to die down a bit.

“The Mandalorian” continues to give a boost to other “Star Wars” properties, most notably the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which dropped two spots to No. 4 on the digital originals chart with 48 times average demand, while expressions were down 8.2%. “Clone Wars” was the No. 9 overall TV series on Parrot’s rankings.

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Meanwhile, Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” jumped two spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, and No. 6 on the overall TV chart, rising to 65.4 times average demand with the premiere of the third season Jan. 1. Demand expressions were up 53.9%, indicating the show’s move from YouTube Premium to Netflix may have given it a huge boost. Its demand numbers should rise in the coming week as more people tune into the season, which was the No. 1 trending show on the streaming service.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 48.5 times average demand and expressions up 3.6%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

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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+.

After “Mandalorian,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 92.4 times average demand.

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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.

‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Finale Dominates Parrot’s TV Charts

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for the 10th straight week the week ended Dec. 26, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for an eighth week.

The action-packed finale of the second season of “The Mandalorian” debuted Dec. 18 and featured the return of a classic character that had fans gushing, and crying, all over the Internet. This resulted in a 23.4% surge in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing “The Mandalorian” to a whopping 154.7 times the demand of an average TV series for the week, the best performance for a digital original relative to other originals for a week since Parrot switched to the metric in May, and more than 100 points over the No. 2 digital original.

That No. 2 series happened to be another “Star Wars” spinoff, the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which continues to receive a bump from synergy with the Disney+ flagship series. Season two of “The Mandalorian” featured several characters who originated on “Clone Wars” and even picked up a few storylines from it. Disney+ also recently debuted a trailer for a “Clone Wars” spinoff called “The Bad Batch” which featured a younger version of the Fennec Shand character, an assassin and mercenary played by Ming-Na Wen who debuted on “Mandalorian.” In rising a spot in the rankings from the previous week, the show’s demand expressions were up 10.4%, giving it 52.5 times average demand. “Clone Wars” was the No. 7 overall TV series on Parrot’s rankings.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slid to No. 3, with 47 times average demand and expressions down 5.9%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” jumped a spot to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, with 42.6 times average demand as fans prepare for the Jan. 1 premiere of the third season, which Netflix recently announced it had moved up a week from Jan. 8. The first two seasons, which premiered on YouTube Premium, have been available on Netflix since the summer. Demand expressions for “Cobra Kai” were down 5.5% for the week.

Hulu’s “Animaniacs” revival slipped a spot to No. 5 with a 9.2% dip in demand expressions and 41.3 times average demand.

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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+.

After “Mandalorian,” The No. 2 overall TV series was “Saturday Night Live,” with 91.4 times average demand. “SpongeBob SquarePants” slipped to No. 3 overall with 89.7 times average demand.

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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.

‘Mandalorian’ Keeps No. 1 Spot on Parrot’s TV Charts; ‘The Expanse’ Enters Digital Originals Top 10

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a ninth-straight week the week ended Dec. 19, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a seventh week. It had 125.8 times the demand of an average TV series for the week and saw a 0.91% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The finale of the second season of “The Mandalorian” debuted Dec. 18, and its action-packed ending is likely to keep it high on the charts for the next week as fans have time to process the episode.

“The Mandalorian” continues to give a boost to other “Star Wars” properties, most notably the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which remained at No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 47.7 times average demand, though expressions were down 6.3%.

The Amazon Prime Video series “The Expanse” climbed into the digital originals top 10 at No. 7, up eight spots from the previous week due to a 65.9% jump in demand expressions after the premiere of its fifth season. The show had 38.1 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose three spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, with 50.1 times average demand and expressions up 16.8%. During the week fans were able to watch the cast members of the show play a real game of Dungeons & Dragons on YouTube.

Hulu’s revival of the animated series “Animaniacs” dropped two spots to No. 4 on the digital originals chart. It had a 13.5% drop in demand expressions to give it 45.6 times average demand.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” climbed a spot to No. 5. With anticipation for the third season of the “Karate Kid” spinoff arriving in January, demand expressions were up 9.5%, giving the show 45.3 times average demand.

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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+.

After “Mandalorian,” The No. 2 overall TV series remained “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 89.5 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 7 and “Clone Wars” was No. 8.

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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.