Final Season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ on Disc July 28

Lionsgate will release Orange Is the New Black: Season Seven on DVD and digitally July 28.

The disc contains all 13 episodes of the final season of the Netflix original series about life in a women’s prison.

The season finds Piper (Taylor Schilling) struggling with adjusting to life outside following her early release from prison. Meanwhile, other inmates — some in Litchfield and others in immigration detention facilities — experience a mix of disappointment, redemption, and hope.

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The cast includes Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Laura Prepon.

Bonus materials include the featurettes “The Evolution of ‘Orange,’” “Here We Are … At the End” and “A Message to the Fans.”

Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Top Binge, ‘Sintonia’ Leads ‘Shows on the Rise’ on TV Time Charts

Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” topped TV Time’s “Binge Report” while the service’s “Sintonia” came in at No. 1 on its “Shows on the Rise” chart for the week ended Aug. 11.

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. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

The seventh and final season of the Netflix’s prison drama “Orange Is the New Black” dropped July 26.

The Brazilian crime drama “Sintonia” debuted on Netflix Aug. 9.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Aug. 11 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix) — 4.92%
  2. “Money Heist” (Netflix) — 3.07%
  3. “Lucifer” (Neflix) — 2.45%
  4. “Stranger Things” (Netflix) — 2.41%
  5. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.33%
  6. “Glee” (Fox) — 1.69%
  7. “The 100” (The CW) — 1.67%
  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.56%
  9. “Cable Girls” (Netflix) — 1.38%
  10. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.30%

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Aug. 11 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Sintonia” (Netflix) – 99.8%
  2. “Infinity Train” (Cartoon Network) — 99.2%
  3. “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC) — 98.7%
  4. “No Good Nick” (Netflix) — 96.4%
  5. “GLOW” (Netflix) — 93.1%
  6. “Preacher” (AMC) — 87.2%
  7. “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” (Netflix) — 82.5%
  8. “Cable Girls” (Netflix) — 80.0%
  9. “A Dona do Pedaço” (Rede Globo) — 63.6%
  10. “Dear White People” (Netflix) – 93.2%

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ ‘Making a Murderer’ Score Big on Digital Originals Chart

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” on Netflix, was one of two big winners in the digital originals sweepstakes the week ended Oct. 27. The debut one day earlier of the reboot – with a significantly darker tone than the original “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” – sent demand for the new series skyrocketing, according to Parrot Analytics.

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.

The new “Sabrina,” with a cast that includes Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, and Chance Perdomo, posted a nearly 129% increase in demand to debut at No. 4 on the top 10 digital originals chart, according to Parrot Analytics.

Another Netflix series, “Making a Murderer,” saw an even higher spike in Demand Expressions of more than 230% to debut at No. 8.

“Making a Murderer” is a true crime documentary series written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. Season 2 debuted on Oct. 19. The first season premiered in December 2015 and won four Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” remained No. 1 for the second consecutive week, with a 44% gain in demand to 54.1 million Demand Expressions. The superhero series also saw a new season, Season 3, debut on Oct. 19.

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.

Repeating at No. 2 was “The Haunting of Hill House,” which debuted on the top 10 digital originals chart the prior week. Demand was relatively flat, with a modest 8% gain to 40.2 million Demand Expressions.

“Stranger Things” moved back up a notch to No. 3 on the digital originals chart, thanks to a 9.7% gain in demand, while “Orange is the New Black” slipped to No. 5 from No. 3 the prior week with 27.8 million Demand Expressions, 13% fewer than in the previous 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.

 

 

‘Daredevil,’ ‘Haunting of Hill House’ Two Top Digital Originals for the Week, Parrot Analytics Says

Marvel’s “Daredevil” took the No. 1 spot on the digital originals chart the week ended Oct. 20, moving up two notches from No. 3 the prior week, according to Parrot Analytics.

The superhero series, which streams on Netflix, experienced a 41% spike in demand, likely due to the Oct. 19 release of Season 3.

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.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” during the week had  37.5 million average daily Demand Expressions, 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.

The second most wanted digital original for the week was “The Haunting of Hill House,” which debuted on the top 10 digital originals chart with an average of 37.2 million daily Demand Expressions.

Based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, the supernatural drama experienced a 260% increase in demand in the wake of its Oct. 12 release.

The series follows the adult siblings who as children grew up in what would become the most famous haunted house in the country. Tragedy brings them back to confront the ghosts of their past. The ensemble cast includes Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas.

“The Haunting of Hill House” had around 16% more demand than “Orange is the New Black,” which moved up to No. 3 from No. 7 the prior week. The gain in demand for the women-in-prison series may be due to Netflix’s announcement that Season 7, set to bow next year, will be the final season.

Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart for the week ended Oct. 20 were “Stranger Things” at No. 4 (down from No. 2) and “Big Mouth” at No. 5 (down from No. 1).

Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” an adult animated sitcom centered around a group of middle school students going through puberty, saw a surge in demand the prior week due to the release of new episodes that became available for streaming on Oct. 5. The series, created by Nick Kroll, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, and Andrew Goldberg, uses raunchy humor to discuss sensitive and controversial issues. One new episode got plenty of press for examining Planned Parenthood and talking up all the other services it offers besides abortion.

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.

Marvel Superhero Series Surge on Digital Originals Chart

Two Marvel superhero series from Netflix are back in the top 10 on the digital originals chart for the week ended Sept. 15, led by “Marvel’s Iron Fist.”

The arrival of the highly anticipated second season propelled the action series to No. 4 from No. 22 the prior week, with a whopping 139% gain in Demand Expressions, Parrot Analytics data shows.

The perennially popular “Marvel’s Daredevil” also reappeared in the top 10 with a 20% bump in Demand Expressions, triggered by the release of a teaser trailer released on Sept. 11.

“Demand Expressions” is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure 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.

Finales and premieres also impacted the top 10. After a successful season launch, Hulu’s “Castle Rock” ended on Sept. 12; high demand for the finale prompted the series – based on the writings of horror author Stephen King – to shoot back up to No. 2 from No. 4 the prior week, even though demand was up just 2%.

Meanwhile, “BoJack Horseman” experienced a 24% week-on-week spike on demand after new episodes started airing on Sept. 14, resulting in a bump up to No. 5 from No. 8.

“Stranger Things” remains No. 1 on the digital originals chart for the week ended Sept. 15, with demand relatively flat from the prior week.

The Netflix series took the top spot on the chart the previous week, ending a five-week run at No. 1 by “Orange is the New Black,” the women-in-prison drama series now in its sixth season.

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.

Demand for ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Nearly Doubles as Amazon Series Breaks Into Digital Originals Top 10

A modest rise in demand of less than 5% was enough to propel “Stranger Things” into the No. 1 position on the digital originals chart for the week ended Sept. 8, breaking a five-week hold on the top chart position by “Orange is the New Black,” Parrot Analytics data shows.

Both digital originals series are from Netflix. “Orange,” a drama about women in prison, saw its Demand Expressions fall by about 6% during the week, to 31.4 million,  and finished the week at No. 2.

“Demand Expressions” is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure 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.

A third Netflix series, “Ozark” shot up to No. 2 from No. 10 the previous week, thanks to an 85% spike in Demand Expressions the week after the launch of Season 2. “Ozark” stars Jason Bateman as financial planner Marty Byrde, who relocates his family from a Chicago suburb to a resort town in the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong – only to become entangled with a whole new breed of organized crime.

An even bigger week-to-week gain was posted by Amazon Prime Video’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which broke into the top 10 with a 95% gain in Demand Expressions. The action series debuted at No. 7 in the week following its Aug. 31 launch.

Amazon had already announced a second season before the series even premiered.

Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” a horror series based on the writings of Stephen King, slipped to No. 4 from No. 3 the prior week, with demand essentially flat. Also down a notch is “Voltron: Legendary Defender” (Netflix), which took over the No. 5 spot from still another Netflix series, “Disenchantment.”

“Disenchantment,” created by “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator Matt Groening, suffered a drop in demand of more than 12% and finished the week at No. 9.

“Disenchantment” is Netflix’s sixth animated series targeting adults. The first, “Bojack Horseman,” returned to the top 10 the week ended Sept. 8 with a 72% gain in demand, with more than 19.3 million Demand Expressions – enough for a seventh-place finish.

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.

Launch of Season 2 Propels ‘Ozark’ Back Into Digital Originals Top 10

Once again, there were few changes in demand for the top digital originals this past week, with only one returning series bowing in the top 10, according to Parrot Analytics data for the week ended Sept. 1.

The returnee is “Ozark,” on Netflix, which re-entered the top 10 at No. 10 with a 48% spike in Demand Expressions after the Aug. 31 debut of Season 2. “Ozark” stars Jason Bateman as financial planner Marty Byrde, who suddenly relocates his family from a Chicago suburb to a resort town in the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong.

He fled to the Ozarks in the hopes of paying off a debt to a Mexican drug lord, only to become entangled with a whole new breed of organized crime.

“Demand Expressions” is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure 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.

Elsewhere on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart, the Netflix women-in-prison drama “Orange is the New Black” remains No. 1, a position it has now held for five consecutive weeks. Demand for the series, a month after the launch of Season 6, rose nearly 12% during the week.

“Stranger Things” (Netflix) remains No. 2, with demand relatively flat.

Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” a horror series based on the writings of Stephen King, moved up to No. 3 from No. 4 with an 8% gain in demand, bumping “Voltron: Legendary Defender” (Netflix) to No. 4 after two weeks in third place.

Netflix’s “Disenchanted” remains No. 5 for the second consecutive week with a nearly 15% spike in demand. Created by “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator Matt Groening, “Disenchantment” is Netflix’s sixth animated series targeting adults.

The show debuted in the top 10 the previous week following its Aug. 17 debut. “Disenchantment” follows Bean, a wild and heavily drinking princess, her innocent elf companion Elfo, and her “personal demon” Luci.

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.

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Bows at No. 5 on Digital Originals Chart

There were few changes in demand for the top digital originals this past week, with only one new release bowing in the top 10, according to Parrot Analytics data for the week ending Aug. 25.

The newcomer is “Disenchantment,” on Netflix, which the subscription streaming leader heavily promoted at Comic-Con International last month. “Disenchantment” debuted in the top 10 at No. 5; 20 episodes of the series have been ordered by Netflix; the first 10 episodes became available for viewing on Aug. 17.

The series, created by “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator Matt Groening, is Netflix’s sixth animated series targeting adults.

Audience expectations are high for “Disenchantment,” which is set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Dreamland. The series follows Bean, a wild and heavily drinking princess, her innocent elf companion Elfo, and her “personal demon” Luci. Voice talent includes Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Nat Faxon, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Matt Berry, David Herman, Maurice LaMarche, Lucy Montgomery and Billy West.

The Netflix women-in-prison drama “Orange is the New Black” remains the most in-demand digital original, despite 16% fewer Demand Expressions than in the previous week.

“Demand Expressions” is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure 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.

“Orange” has now been No. 1 for four consecutive weeks.

“Stranger Things” (Netflix) remains No. 2, “Voltron: Legendary Defender” (also Netflix) repeats at No. 3, and Hulu’s “Castle Rock” is again No. 4, with all three shows relatively flat in Demand Expressions.

Apple Music’s “Carpool Karaoke” remains No. 10 even though the streaming series (which is adapted for Apple Music subscribers) has been on hiatus since June.

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.

Controversial ‘Insatiable’ Bows at No. 5 on Digital Originals Chart

Despite a 20% drop in demand, the Netflix women-in-prison drama “Orange Is the New Black” remains the most in-demand digital original, according to Parrot Analytics data for the week ended Aug. 18.

Three weeks after the debut of Season 6, the series continues its reign at No. 1 on Parrot’s weekly digital originals chart.

“Stranger Things,” also a Netflix digital original, also repeats at No. 2, with a 16% upswing in “Demand Expressions.

“Demand Expressions” is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure 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.

A new entry on the digital originals top 10 chart is Netflix’s “Insatiable,” which debuted at No. 5, with a 67% demand increase from the prior week. The new show, which launched on Netflix on Aug. 10, stars “Barney” and Disney Channel alum Debby Ryan as a high school student who has been bullied because of her weight. But after a fight with a homeless man leaves her with her jaw wired shut, she becomes thin – and a beauty pageant contender bent on revenge against those who mocked her.

Even before the series launched, there was controversy. After a trailer dropped in late July, critics accused the series of body-shaming and a Change.org petition demanding its cancelation gathered more than 200,000 signatures.

Netflix’s VP of original series, Cindy Holland, defended the show at the annual Television Critics Association (TCA) showcase, saying the underlying message is to feel comfortable in your own self.

Elsewhere on the chart, the perennially popular Netflix digital original series “Voltron: Legendary Defender” moved up to No. 3 from No. 7 the prior week, with a 51% spike in demand, while Hulu’s “Castle Rock” was bumped down a notch to No. 4, with demand essentially flat.

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’ Shoots Up Digital Originals Chart, But ‘Orange’ Still No. 1, Parrot Analytics Says

Two weeks after the launch of Season 6, “Orange Is the New Black” remains the most in-demand digital original in the United States, according to Parrot Analytics data for the week ended Aug. 11.

The women-in-prison drama series remains No. 1 on the digital originals chart, despite a 12.6% dip in demand from the previous week.

“Stranger Things,” like “Orange” a Netflix original, rose to No. 2 from No. 4 the prior week  with a 31.6% spike in demand, Parrot Analytics data shows. The increase in Demand Expressions is likely caused by executive producer Shawn Levy revealing that while the upcoming third season of the popular Netflix series will undoubtedly embrace its summer of 1985 setting, it will be both the darkest and most ambitious season of the series to date. The third season is slated to premiere in the summer 2019.

Parrot Analytics uses a 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.

Hulu’s “Castle Rock” slipped to No. 3 from No. 2, with a 16.5% drop in demand. The horror series is based on the writings of Stephen King.

“Star Trek: Discovery,” from CBS All Access rose to No. 4 on the digital originals chart from No. 8 the previous week, with a 23.7% gain in demand.

The show will soon make the transition from subscription streaming to transactional video.  An Aug. 5 panel on the show at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention included the announcement that the first season of the show will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Nov. 13 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and CBS Home Entertainment.

Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart for the week ended Aug. 11 was Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” down from No. 3 the previous week. Demand is down 10.9% from the prior week.

A modest 1% rise in demand lifted “Marvel’s Daredevil” back into the top 10 (at No. 10). In a quarterly earnings call with investors, outgoing Netflix CFO David Wells confirmed the inaugural Marvel Netflix digital original will return later this year. Filming on Season 3 began in November 2017.

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.