‘Umbrella Academy’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Third Week

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 22. In its third consecutive week as the top digital original, however, the series had a 20.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The series had 98.7 times the demand of the average series, and also fell to No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

All 10 episodes of the second season of “Umbrella Academy” were released  by Netflix July 31, and a Parrot Analytics spokesperson the show’s decline in demand is a common pattern for all-at-once releases — achieving a very high post-release peak compared with a similar weekly release series that isn’t sustained with an influx of new episodes.

Holding at No. 2 was Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which  had 59.8 times the demand of the average series, while the show rose 7.4% in demand expressions. Parrot noted “Stranger Things,” which hasn’t bowed new episodes in more than a year, is an exception to the decline-in-demand norm, though this could owe to strong marketing behind the show an an aggressive merchandising blitz resulting in tie-in novels, comic books, games, toys and collectibles being readily available.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 3 for the week. It had 46.5 times the demand of the average show, with expressions up 10%.

Netflix’s “Lucifer,” based on a character from DC Comics’ “The Sandman,” rose three spots to No. 4, with expressions rising 37.6% to give the show 41.4 times average demand. The first batch of episodes from the fifth season was released Aug. 21.

That was followed by another show based on DC Comics characters, DC Universe’s “Titans,” which slipped a spot to No. 5 after a 0.6% drop in expressions, giving it 37.4 times average demand.

Three series moved back into the digital originals top 10, each climbing three spots from the previous week: Netflix’s “Dark” to No. 8; Amazon Prime’s “The Boys,” which is seeing a concerted marketing effort for its second season premiere Sept. 4, at No. 9; and Netflix’s “Narcos” at No. 10.

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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 “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 101.6 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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‘Umbrella Academy’ Jumps to No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” jumped into the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 8, as well as the data firm’s list of all TV shows. The series had 121.7 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show rose 154% from the previous week, when it was No. 2. The second season of the series debuted July 31 to push the series back up the charts.

The ever-popular Netflix series “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after seven consecutive weeks in the top spot. The popular series, a mainstay of the top 10 regardless of having new episodes recently available or not, had 57.4 times the demand of the average series, while the show was up 6.4% in in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 3 for the week. It had 45.7 times the demand of the average show, with expressions down 2.6%.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” stayed at No. 4, growing demand 8% to gain 38.7 times the average show.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 5 spot with 35.5 times average demand and expressions up 1.7%.

Two digital originals returned to the top 10. One was Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” which climbed to No. 7 from No. 15 the previous week. Demand for the subversive superhero series grew by 51.5%, pushing it to 33.4 times average demand. The push comes after an Aug. 4 trailer for the second season, which premieres Sept. 4.

DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn” climbed three spots to No. 8 after its first two seasons bowed on the HBO Max streaming platform Aug. 1. It had 31.5 times the demand of the average show, with expressions up 20.6% from the previous week.

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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+.

Following “Umbrella Academy,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 100.9 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 5 on the overall TV list.

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‘Umbrella Academy’ Climbs to No. 2 on Parrot Digital Originals Chart; ‘Stranger Things’ Remains No. 1

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 1, its seventh consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 55.2 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show dropped 5.6% from the previous week.

“The Umbrella Academy,” also from Netflix, jumped up to No. 2 with a 68.9% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It had been No. 13 the previous week. The second season of the series debuted July 31. It had 49.1 times the demand of the average show.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slipped a spot to No. 3 for the week, though it was up 8.2% in demand expressions during a week in which is was announced it had earned 15 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama Series. It had 48.1 times the demand of the average show.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” rose a spot to No. 4, growing demand 6.5% to gain 36.7 times the average show.

DC Universe’s “Titans” slipped to the No. 5 spot with 35.8 times average demand and expressions down 1.1%.

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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 top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 111.6 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 6 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot Digital Originals Chart For Week Ended July 25

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 25, its sixth consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 60.1 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show dropped 6.75% from the previous week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose a spot to No. 2 for the week, though it was down 4.6% in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It had 45.6 times the demand of the average show.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” slipped to No. 3, with 43 times the average demand and expressions down 12.4%.

DC Universe’s “Titans” rose to the No. 4 spot with 37.2 times average demand and expressions up 1.6%.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” rose to No. 5, from No. 9 the previous week, growing demand 3% to gain 35.4 times the average show.

Netflix’s “Warrior Nun” placed at No. 10 with 30.2 times average demand and a 10.7% drop in expressions. The action series was released July 2.

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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 top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 108.2 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot Digital Originals Chart For Week Ended July 18

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 18, its fifth consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 64.4 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show dropped 4.1% from the previous week.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” rose three spots to No. 2, up 27% in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It had 49 times the demand of the average show. The series undoubtedly received a boost from the July 13 announcement that a spinoff series called “The Bad Batch” would debut on Disney+ in 2021.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slipped a spot to No. 3 for the week, earning 47.7 times average demand with expressions up 3.9%.

DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” which is now also available on Warner’s HBO Max streaming service, held onto the No. 4 spot with 42 times average demand and expressions up 1.6%.

The digital original series with the biggest jump into the top 10 was Netflix’s “Lucifer,” which grabbed the No. 5 spot after spending the previous week at No. 13. A trailer for the supernatural drama’s upcoming fifth season bowed July 13, prompting a 39% increase in demand and giving the show 39.3 times the demand over the average series. The first half of the new season will debut Aug. 21.

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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 top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 104.8 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot Digital Originals Chart For Week Ended July 11

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 11, its fourth consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 67.9 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show rose 3.2% from the previous week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose a spot to No. 2 for the week, earning 46.5 times average demand with expressions down 1%.

Netflix’s “Dark” dropped a spot to No. 3. The German sci-fi drama had a 22% drop in demand but was still 44.7 times more in demand than the average show.

DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” which is now also available on Warner’s HBO Max streaming service, climbed a spot to No. 4 with 41.8 times average demand and expressions down 0.4%.

The digital original series with the biggest jump into the top 10 was Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” to No. 8 from No. 26 the previous week. The trailer for the upcoming second season debuted July 8, helping give the show a 67% bump in demand expressions and 34.7 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 top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 104.7 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 3 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot Digital Originals Chart For Week Ended July 4

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended July 4, its third consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 65.3 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show dropped 1.1% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “Dark” jumped to No. 2, from No. 7 the previous week. The German sci-fi drama had a 61.9% rise in demand and was 56.9 times more in demand than the average show. A third and final season of the show was released June 27.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” dropped a spot to No. 3 for the week, earning 46.6 times average demand with expressions down 1.9%.

The DC Universe platform’s “Harley Quinn” animated series slid to No. 4 with a 9.1% drop in expressions and 43.1 times demand over the average.

DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” which is now also available on Warner’s HBO Max streaming service, climbed five spots to No. 5 with 41.7 times average demand and expressions up 26.7%. Season two of the superhero series premiered June 25.

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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 top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 103.3 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Stranger Things’ Tops Parrot Digital Originals Chart For Week Ended June 27

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended June 27, its second consecutive week at No. 1. The popular series had 68.8 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show rose 11% from the previous week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose to No. 2 for the week, earning 49.4 times average demand with expressions up 3.7%.

The DC Universe platform’s “Harley Quinn” animated series climbed a spot to No. 3, with a 13% rise in expressions and 49.36 times demand over the average. The finale of season two debuted June 26.

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” slid to No. 4 after a 20.8% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure demand for TV content. It was 48.9 times more in demand than the average show.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” stayed at No. 5 with 39.2 times average demand and expressions down 4.3%.

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+.

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Netflix’s “Dark” jumped into the top 10 at No. 7, from No. 11 the previous week. The German sci-fi drama had a 36.3% rise in demand and was 36.6 times more in demand than the average show. A third and final season of the show was released worldwide June 27.

The top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 96.5 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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‘Stranger Things’ Returns to Top of Parrot Digital Originals Demand Chart, Pushing ’13 Reasons Why’ to No. 2

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” returned to the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended June 20.

The popular series had dropped to No. 2 the previous week, but was back on top of the digital originals chart with 64.7 times the demand of the average series. Demand for the show was actually down 1.7% from the previous week.

The previous week’s top title, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” dropped to No. 2 after a 19% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure demand for TV content. It was 64.6 times more in demand than the average show.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 3 for the week, earning 49.8 times average demand with expressions down 2.3%.

The DC Universe platform’s “Harley Quinn” animated series climbed a spot to No. 4, with a 10.7% rise in expressions and 45.7 times demand over the average. The finale of season two debuts June 26.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” dropped to No. 5 with 42.9 times average demand and expressions down 3.6%.

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+.

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DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol” climbed to No. 8 from No. 28 the previous week after a new trailer for its upcoming second season, which begins June 25. It had 31.7 times average demand, with expressions up 58%.

Another DC Universe show, “Stargirl,” also cracked the top 10 for the first time, moving to No. 9, from No. 12 the previous week. The latest series based on DC Comics characters is technically a digital original, since its episodes debut on the DC Universe platform a day before they air on the CW. “Stargirl” had 30.1 times average demand and was up 0.25% in expressions.

The top overall TV series was again Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 100.3 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 5 on the overall TV list.

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’13 Reasons Why’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended June 13.

With the June 5 release of the show’s fourth and final season, “13 Reasons Why” had 78.6 times more demand in the United States than the average TV show in the market in terms of average daily demand expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure demand for TV content. The show was up 185.7% demand expressions from the previous week, when it was the No. 13 digital original.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which had been the top digital original the previous three weeks, slipped to No. 2 with 64.7 times more in-demand over the average, with demand for the show up 9.9%.

The two Disney+ “Star Wars” shows took the next two spots. No. 3 was “The Mandalorian,” with 50.2 times average demand and up 3.1% in expressions. No. 4 was the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” 43.7 times average demand and up 3.3% in expressions.

DC Universe programming took No. 5 and No. 6. The animated “Harley Quinn” had 40.6 times average demand, with expressions up 17.6% from the previous week. “Titans” had 39.7 times average demand but was down 3.3% in expressions.

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+.

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Netflix shows rounded out the top 10. The new comedy “Space Force” entered the chart the previous week at No. 8 and dropped a spot to No. 9. It had 31.9 times average demand, with expressions down 0.3% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” returned to the top 10 at No. 7. Demand grew by 9% after the announcement that production of the second season, halted by the coronavirus pandemic, would resume Aug. 3.

The top overall TV series was Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” with 91 times average demand. “13 Reasons Why” was No. 2 on the overall TV list.

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