‘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.

‘Mandalorian’ Maintains Dominance on Parrot’s TV Charts

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a seventh-straight week the week ended Dec. 5, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a fifth week. It had 126.4 times the demand of an average TV series for the week and saw a 27.1% surge in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The boost is likely due to hype surrounding the return of a few fan-favorite characters in highly regarded, action-packed episodes. The Nov. 27 episode of “The Mandalorian” featured the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano, a character heavily featured in the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series. And the Dec. 4 episode featured the return of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, whose presence was teased earlier in the season.

In fact, the “Clone Wars” rose two spots on the digital originals chart to No. 4 after a 44.6% increase in demand gave it 57.1 times average demand, a boost no doubt directly attributable to synergy with the “Mandalorian” crossovers.

Hulu’s revival of the animated series “Animaniacs” moved up a spot to No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 25.1% jump in demand expressions to give it 62.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Crown” dropped a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. While the Internet continues to speculate as to how the portrayal of the British royal family on the series is affecting audience perception of them now, the show had a 12.8% drop in demand expressions to give it 62 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slid a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart, with 44.3 times average demand and expressions down 10.3%. While fans await season four, there is new content available from the show in the form of a couple of comic book series and tie-in novels.

Another Netflix original, “The Umbrella Academy” moved up two spots to re-enter the top 10 at No. 9 with 34 times average demand. It saw a 22.3% boost in demand expressions, likely tied to star Elliot Page’s Dec. 1 transgender status announcement.

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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 95.8 times average demand. Four digital originals cracked the overall top 10, with “Animaniacs” at No. 4, “The Crown” at No. 5 and “Clone Wars” at No. 6.

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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 Most-Demanded TV Shows Chart

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a fourth-straight week the week ended Nov. 14, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a second week. with 96.9 times the demand of an average TV series after a 1.5% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The show’s success continues to buoy other “Star Wars” content, with the Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” climbing two spots to No. 5 after a 9% increase in demand gave it 34.6 times average demand. The recent third episode of the second season of “The Mandalorian” was essentially an extension of story arcs from both “Clone Wars” and another animated series, “Star Wars: Rebels.”

Holding at No. 2 on the digital originals chart, and taking No. 8 among overall TV shows, was Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things,” which saw demand expressions fall 9.7% to give the show 51.3 times average demand.

Warping into the third spot on the digital originals chart was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which rose two spots after a 5.6% bump in demand expressions to give it 35.7 times average demand.

HBO Max’s “Titans” remained at No. 4 on the digital originals chart with 35.2 times average demand, with expressions up 2.4%.

Netflix’s “The Crown” moved into the top 10 in anticipation of the new season premiering Nov. 15. Demand was up 14.7% from the previous week, when it was No. 11. It had 29.3 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+.

The No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 88.4 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’ Pushes to Top of Parrot’s Most-Demanded TV Shows Chart

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a third-straight week the week ended Nov. 7. It also moved into the top spot of Parrot’s list of all TV shows with 96.7 times the demand of an average TV series. It had a 33.8% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Holding at No. 2 on the digital originals chart, and taking No. 6 among overall TV shows, was Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things,” which saw demand expressions fall 9.4% to give the show 57.6 times average demand.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, remained at No. 3 on the originals chart. The show had 35.4 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 18.3% for the week.

HBO Max’s “Titans” (formerly of DC Universe) moved up a spot to No. 4 with 34.8 times average demand, while expressions fell 6.9%.

Rounding out the top five was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which rose a spot after a 0.7% bump in demand expressions to give it 34.3 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+.

The No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 92.3 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.

‘Mandalorian’ Returns to Top of Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart on Eve of Season 2

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” returned to the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 24. It had been No. 2 the week before. With the show’s second season premiere looming Oct. 30, it had a 12.2% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The show had 63.7 times the demand of the average series.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose a spot to No. 2. Demand expressions were up 7.5% to give the show 58 times average demand.

The top title the past few weeks, Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” slid to  No. 3. “The Boys” had 43.6 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions down 39.8% a few weeks after its second-season finale.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, remained No. 4. The show had 43.5 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 8.5% for the week.

Rounding out the top five was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which had 37.4 times average demand after expressions rose 5.8%. The sci-fi series is in the midst of its third season and rose a spot 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+.

The No. 1 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 94.2 times average demand. “The Mandalorian” 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.

‘The Boys’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 17. Still benefiting from its Oct. 9 season finale, “The Boys” had 71.8 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 16.6%.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” moved up two spots to No. 2. It had 56.3 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions up 25.7%. The week saw new promotional posters for the upcoming second season, which debuts Oct. 30.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped a spot to No. 3. Demand expressions were down 12.4% to give the show 53.5 times average demand.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, dropped to No. 4. The show had 47.1 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 16.5% for the week.

Rounding out the top five was Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” which had 35.4 times average demand after expressions rose 4.9%.

Climbing seven spots to get back into the top 10, at No. 6, was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which premiered the first episode of its third season Oct. 15. Demand rose 48.2% to give it 35 times average demand.

Jumping up to No. 8, from No. 21 the week before, was Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” which saw a 55.1% spike in demand expressions to give it 31.6 times average demand. The boost is likely due to the Oct. 9 release of a follow-up anthology from the same production team, The Haunting of Bly Manor, as well as a general uptick for spooky content during the Halloween season.

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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 94.3 times average demand. “The Boys” 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.

‘The Boys’ Flies to No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 10. The debut of the finale of the second season Oct. 9 bumped “The Boys” up from the third spot a week earlier, giving it 62.5 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 19.3%.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped a spot to No. 2. Demand expressions were down 4% to give the show 62 times average demand.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, dropped to No. 3. The show had 57.3 times the demand of the average series, with expressions up 5% for the week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed at No. 4. It had 45.5 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions down 2.9%.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” rose two spots to No. 5, with expressions dropping 0.14% to give the show 35 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 “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 88.5 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 7 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’ Returns to Top Spot on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” returned to the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 3. It was No. 3 the week before. “Stranger Things” had 66.3 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 22.9%.

The show no doubt received a boost from news that season four has restarted filming. In addition, a new comic book tie-in chronicling Dustin’s time at science camp, mentioned in the third season, was released during the week. And series star Millie Bobby Brown’s new Netflix movie Enola Holmes has been trending as well.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, stayed at No. 2. The show had 56.1 times the demand of the average series, though expressions were down 5.1% for the week. News that the third season will be released in January, and that the show was renewed for a fourth season, came late in the week and will probably give the show a bump next week.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” rose a spot to No. 3. Demand expressions were up 3.2% to give the show 53.9 times average demand.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slid to No. 4 after being in the top spot a week earlier. It had 48.1 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions down 21.5%.

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” rose a spot to No. 5, expressions dropping 0.5% to give the show 39.2 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 “My Hero Academia,” with 97.4 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.

Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes’ Tops Streamer’s Weekly Most-Watched Movies

The Netflix original movie Enola Holmes, starring the streamer’s Emmy-nominated Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), finished atop the SVOD giant’s weekly most-watched movie chart Sept. 28.

The movie, which is based on the eponymous book series by Nancy Springer, showcases the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes. It is directed by Harry Bradbeer and written by Jack Thorne. Brown is also a producer on the film. Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, Frances de la Tour, Louis Partridge, Susie Wokoma and Helena Bonham Carter co-star.

Other popular Netflix original movies/documentaries included The Social Dilemma in the sixth spot, followed by The Devil All the Time, starring The Batman’s Robert Pattinson and Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland. The remaining charting movies included classic third-party theatrical releases.

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Netflix Movies

  1. Enola Holmes 
  2. Real Steel 
  3. Bad Education 
  4. The Take 
  5. The Smurfs 2
  6. The Social Dilemma
  7. The Devil All the Time 
  8. Waiting… 
  9. The Croods 
  10. The Secret Life of Pets 2

‘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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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.