‘Doom Patrol’ First Season on Disc Oct. 1

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 1 (order date Aug. 27). The show will be available through digital retailers Aug. 26.

Based on the “Doom Patrol” comic book about a misfit superhero team, the show is the second original series from the DC Universe subscription streaming service, following “Titans.”

Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Following the mysterious disappearance of their leader (Timothy Dalton), these reluctant heroes are called to action by Cyborg (Joivan Wade), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. The cast includes Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, and Brendan Fraser as Robotman.

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The disc and digital editions will include a gag reel. The Blu-ray and DVD will also include deleted scenes.

The Blu-ray will include 1080p HD video with DTS-HD master audio for English 5.1, as well as a digital copy of all 15 episodes from season one.

‘Stranger Things’ Remains Top Digital Original, Parrot Analytics Says

There were no changes to the top five on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart the week ended June 1, with “Stranger Things” remaining at No. 1 for the second consecutive week.

The third season of the Netflix science-fiction horror series, set in 1985, won’t debut until July 4, but the show shot to the top of the chart the prior week due to mounting hype – fueled by a clever marketing campaign that includes several real-world tie-ins, including the return of Coca-Cola’s ill-fated “New Coke,” introduced that year, and “Stranger Things”-inspired ice cream flavors at Baskin-Robbins.

Despite a subsequent 8.5% drop in Demand Expressions, “Stranger Things” retained its grip at No. 1, with 54.4 million Demand Expressions to 46.3 million for second-ranked “Lucifer,” based on a character from the DC Comics comic-book series “The Sandman.”

Demand for “Lucifer” was relatively unchanged from the prior week. The series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, aka the devil, who moves to Los Angeles to run his own nightclub and serve as a consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The DC Universe series “Doom Patrol” remained at No. 3 with 34.6 million Demand Expressions, a slight gain of less than 3% from the prior week, while another DC Universe series, “Titans,” repeated at No. 4 with 33 million expressions, just a half percentage point more than in the prior week.

YouTube Premium’s “Cobra Kai,” a sequel to the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, again came in at No. 5 on the digital originals chart despite a 4% drop in Demand Expressions to 31.2 million.

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.

Demand for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was up less than 6% from the prior week, but the bump was enough to send the dystopian drama to No. 6, up from No. 8 the prior week.

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.

‘Cobra Kai’ Still Kicking Atop Parrot Analytics Digital Originals Chart

The second season of “Cobra Kai” held onto the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a second consecutive week the week ended May 4.

The show, a sequel to 1984’s The Karate Kid, registering 49.4 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 20% from the previous week, when it returned to No. 1 following the debut of its second season on YouTube Premium.

Hulu’s true-crime drama “The Act” held the No. 2 spot with 31.6 million expressions, down 19.5% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol” rose to No. 3 with 30.4 million expressions, up less than 1% from a week earlier, when it was No. 6.

Another DC Universe series, “Titans,” rose a spot to No. 4 with 30.1 million expressions, down 3% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” slipped to No. 5 for the week with a 24% decline in expressions to 27.5 million.

The biggest jump in the week was Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which rose from No. 15 to No. 7 with 26.9 million expressions, up 53% thanks to the debut of a full trailer for its third season, which arrives June 5.

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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.

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.

By comparison, the biggest TV show of any kind for the week was HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” currently in its final season, which drew 603 million expressions.

And the syndicated game show “Jeopardy” continues to enjoy a bounce thanks to 22-day champion James Holzhauer, who has set several of the show’s records en route to nearly $1.7 million in winnings. “Jeopardy” was No. 9 on the overall show list with 47.8 million expressions. Holzhauer will be absent for the next two weeks, returning May 20, as the show presents its annual teachers tournament.

“Cobra Kai” was the No. 6 overall show in expressions for the week.

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.

‘Umbrella Academy,’ ‘Doom Patrol’ Maintain Top Spots on Parrot Analytics Digital Originals Chart

Demand for Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” has grown since its Feb. 15 premiere according to Parrot Analytics’ digital originals Demand Expressions chart for the week ended March 2.

“Umbrella Academy” held onto the No. 1 spot for a second-consecutive week with 47.1 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up from 41.7 million a week earlier, a 13% gain.

The show is adapted from the Dark Horse comic book about a band of sibling superheroes.

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DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” which launched on the same day as “Umbrella Academy,” held onto the No. 2 spot with 29.5 million expressions, up 4% from the prior week.

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.

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.

DC Universe’s “Titans” rose a spot to No. 3 despite a 3.5% drop in expressions, to 27.8 million.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 4 with 26.8 million expressions, down 5%.

“Star Trek: Discovery,” from CBS All Access, rose two spots to No. 5 with 25.3 million expressions, up 6.4%. The show was renewed for a third season during the week.

Elsewhere on the chart, Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” rose to No. 7, from No. 12 the previous week, with a 9.8% jump in expressions to 22 million as news of the final season wrapping production made the rounds on social media.

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.

‘Umbrella Academy,’ ‘Doom Patrol’ Take Top Two Spots on Parrot Analytics Digital Originals Chart

Demand for the premiere of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” on Feb. 15 was high enough to push the comic book adaptation to No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for the week ended Feb. 23.

The number of average daily Demand Expressions soared to 41.7 million from 14.9 million the prior week, a 180% gain.

“The Umbrella Academy” is based on the decade-old Dark Horse Comics series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. The Netflix adaptation centers around a dysfunctional band of adopted sibling superheroes who team up to investigate their father’s death – and the threat of an apocalypse.

The series is produced by Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions and features an ensemble cast that includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Mary J. Blige.

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DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” which launched on the same day as “The Umbrella Academy,” debuted at No. 1 on the weekly digital originals chart, with approximately 28.3 million Demand Expressions, nearly twice as many as in the prior week.

“Doom Patrol” is the third series from DC Universe and is following the new streaming services’ two earlier shows, “Titans” and “Young Justice,” with top-tier debuts on the weekly digital originals chart.

“We expect both of these alternative superhero titles to maintain a hold on top chart positions over multiple weeks to come,” Parrot Analytics says.

Demand Expressions is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. The 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.

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.

Elsewhere on the chart, “The Dragon Prince” ranks as the sixth most in-demand digital original series in the United States following the Feb. 15 debut of season 2. The fantasy computer-animated series from Netflix is set in a mystical world where humans and elves are in conflict. Audiences were clearly eager to get a look at the new diverse story lines as the show realized a 108% spike in demand from the previous week.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” No. 1 the previous week, slipped to No. 9, with a 22.3% drop in demand.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and DC Universe’s “Titans” each slipped a spot to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Holding firm at No. 5 was Marvel’s “The Punisher,” the last of the Marvel shows to air on Netflix and the most recent one to be canceled.

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.