Roku: ‘Ted Lasso’ Most Popular Series in 2021

The Apple TV+ original comedy series “Ted Lasso” has received its share of critical acclaim, industry awards and viewers since launching in 2020. Now Roku, the streaming video conduit for myriad third-party services, says the show about an American college football coach (Jason Sudeikis) hired to run a British professional soccer team is the most popular series on its platform.

Citing a survey of more than 50,000 Roku users, the SVOD market co-founder (with Netflix) said the series rated No. 1, just ahead of “WandaVision” on Disney+ and “Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. Netflix original series “Squid Game,” ranked No. 4.

WandaVision was also the most-pirated series in 2021, according to TorrentFreak.

The remaining top series, in order, included: “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu), “Mare of Easttown” (HBO Max), “Heartland” (Netflix), “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+), “Succession” (HBO Max) and “90 Day Fiancé” on Discovery+.

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Among the most-searched shows on Roku, they included (in order): “Yellowstone,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Halloween” and “The Chosen.”

Apple TV Releases ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Christmas Short

The creators of the Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” have released a stop-motion animated Christmas special featuring characters from the Emmy-winning series.

The short, which can be seen on the Apple TV YouTube page and as bonus content in the “Ted Lasso” section on the Apple TV+ streaming service, features the voices of series cast members Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.

“Ted Lasso” features an American football coach (Sudeikis) hired to manage a British soccer club, and covers up his inexperience with the sport with an abundance of optimism and infectious determination. In addition to several Emmy wins, the show was named one of AFI’s top television shows of the year, has earned a Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling, and has been nominated for several Critics Choice awards, including Best Comedy Series.

The four-minute Christmas cartoon, called “The Missing Christmas Mustache,” features the team trying to find a way to restore Ted’s trademark mustache when it mysteriously disappears right before the holidays.

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IMDb: ‘The Batman,’ ‘House of the Dragon’ Most-Anticipated New Movie, Series in 2022

The year 2022 is looking to be a good one for Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max. Actor Robert Pattinson’s turn as the newest DC caped crusader in The Batman, along with HBO/HBO Max “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon,” both rank as the most-anticipated new movie and episodic series in 2022, according to new data from Amazon-owned IMDb.

Among returning series, Apple TV’s award-winning “Ted Lasso” is the most-anticipated returning series in 2022.

Rather than base its annual rankings on small statistical samplings or reviews from professional critics, IMDb determines its lists by the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to the website. This data is derived from the IMDbPro movie and TV rankings, which are updated weekly throughout the year.

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Notable to the top category polesitters is the field of quality movies and series that finished as runners-up: two Paramount Pictures/Tom Cruise actioners, Top Gun: Maverick in the No. 4 spot and Mission: Impossible 7 at No. 8, and Disney/Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder at No. 3. All three movies trail the return of the “Scream” franchise, 10 years after Scream 4 and 25 years after the original, featuring original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette tracking a new killer.

On the episodic content front, Amazon Studios’ ambitious “The Lord of the Rings” series reboot ranks as the second-most-anticipated new series next year, just ahead of Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy,” a fictional miniseries based on the lives of “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, who reportedly got married 96 hours after meeting and were famously the subject of a leaked sex tape.

Netflix’s “Bridgerton” and FX’s “American Horror Story” round out the Top 3 most-anticipated returning series in 2022.

‘Ted Lasso’ Concludes Second Season Atop Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

The Emmy-winning Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Oct. 15. With the final episode of the soccer comedy’s second season released Oct. 8, the series had 41.6 times the demand of an average show, and a 2% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Ted Lasso” was No. 6 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

HBO Max’s “Titans” climbed to No. 2 on the digital originals chart as its third season wraps up. The superhero series had a 2.5% rise in demand expressions to give it 41.2 times the demand of an average show. “Titans” was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Netflix’s South Korean import “Squid Game” dropped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. The survival drama had 40.9 times the average series demand and was up 0.8% in demand expressions. “Squid Game” was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 4 on the originals chart. The series had a 1.2% rise in demand expressions to give it 38.6 times the demand of an average show. “Stranger Things” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 5 with 29.6 times average demand and a 6.4% drop in demand expressions.

Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” a mystery series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as a podcasting trio, continues to make a space in the top 10, rising to No. 6 with 28 times average demand and a 3.4% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “You” had the biggest jump into the top 10, up 11 spots to No. 7 with 27.1 times average demand after a 32.7% rise in demand expressions. following the Oct. 15 release of its third 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 in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 71.2 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.

 

‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Squid Game’ Top Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

The Emmy-winning Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” returned to the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Oct. 8. With the final episodes of the soccer comedy’s second season, the series had 41.2 times the demand of an average show, though it have a weekly dip of 0.85% in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Ted Lasso” was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Netflix’s South Korean import “Squid Game” climbed another two spots to land at No. 2 for the week on the digital originals chart. The survival drama had 40.9 times the average series demand and was up 22.7% in demand expressions. “Squid Game” was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

HBO Max’s “Titans” remained No. 3 on the digital originals chart. The superhero series had a 1.4% drop in demand expressions to give it 40.5 times the demand of an average show.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped three spots on the originals chart to No. 4, after topping the chart the previous week. The series had a 15.1% drop in demand expressions, to give it 38.5 times the demand of an average show.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” climbed back into the top five with 31.9 times average demand and a 1.1% rise in demand expressions.

Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” a mystery series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as a podcasting trio, continues to make a space in the top 10, rising to No. 7 with 27.3 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. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 74.6 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.

 

JustWatch: ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Venom’ Top Weekly Streamed Series, Movie

Apple may claim its branded subscription streaming service, Apple TV+, has less than 20 million subscribers, but that’s a big enough group to help drive the streamer’s original series “Ted Lasso” back atop JustWatch’s weekly chart of the most-streamed content.

Based on viewing habits of 20 million users per month across 54 countries, the international content guide said the comedy series in the week ended Sept. 26 topped the Netflix supernatural horror show “Midnight Mass” as well as the Hulu comedy “Only Murders in the Building.” “Ted Lasso” is about an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who gets recruited to coach a British professional soccer team.

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Among most-streamed movies, Sony Pictures’ 2018 action sci-fi adventure Venom ranked No. 1 as streamers apparently prepare for the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which will debut in theaters on Oct. 11. The movie was followed on the podium by Universal Pictures sequels Candyman and Halloween — the latter ahead of the Oct. 15 theatrical (and Peacock) debut of Halloween Kills.

 

 

‘Ted Lasso’ Takes Over Top Spot on Parrot Digital Originals Chart

The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” took over the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart for the first time the week ended Sept. 24. The series had a 6.91% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, to give it 42.6 times the demand of an average show. The show, about an American football coach taking over an English soccer club, is wrapping up its second season and won a slew of Emmys at the Sept. 19 ceremony, including Outstanding Comedy Series and three acting trophies. “Ted Lasso” was No. 6 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

HBO Max’s “Titans” slipped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart. The superhero series had a 6% drop in demand expressions to give it 42.4 times the demand of an average show. “Titans” was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 39.3 times the demand of an average series after a 0.15% drop in demand expressions. “Stranger Things” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Another Netflix series, “Lucifer” slid to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, taking 34.6 times the demand of an average show after a 14% slip in demand expressions.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose a spot to No. 5, with a 2.4% rise in demand expressions to give it 33.3 times the demand of an average series.

A show which had a huge surge in demand of 209% was Sex Education, following the release of its third season on September 17.

The series with the biggest demand surge into the top 10 was Netflix’s “Sex Education,” which rose to No. 7 from No. 83 the previous week. It had 29.1 times average demand and a 210% rise in demand following the debut of its third season Sept. 17.

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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 was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 77.1 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.

 

‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Lead Streamer Sweep of Major Emmys

The Primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 19 saw streaming services win most of the major awards, with Netflix taking two of the three top Outstanding Series trophies at the ceremony telecast from Los Angeles and London on CBS.

The fourth season of Netflix’s “The Crown” swept the drama series categories, taking not only the top award, but also all four acting categories as well as writing and directing.

Acting trophies went to Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II for Lead Actress, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles for Lead Actor, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip for Supporting Actor, and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher for Supporting Actress.

“The Crown” also won four awards at the Sept. 11-12 Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies, bringing its total to 11 — among them, Claire Foy, who played the queen in the first two seasons, won Outstanding Guest Actress for reprising the role in a flashback cameo. Season four of “The Crown” arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Nov. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit also ended up with 11 total Emmy wins, taking two from the Sept. 19 ceremony, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, and for directing.

It was Netflix’s first wins for both Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Limited Series.

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Apple TV+ also scored big with “Ted Lasso” winning Outstanding Comedy Series and three of the four acting awards — Jason Sudeikis for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor. It won a total of seven trophies, including three Emmys from the technical categories a week earlier.

HBO’s Mare of Easttown won the bulk of the Limited or Anthology Series categories Sept. 19, with Kate Winslet winning Lead Actress, Evan Peters winning Supporting Actor, and Julianne Nicholson winning Supporting Actress. It had four total Emmys. Mare of Easttown arrived on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 14.

HBO Max’s “Hacks” won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Jean Smart, as well as comedy series writing and directing.

Disney+ content was largely shut out of the Sept. 19 awards, though it did win Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for Hamilton, the filmed version of the famed stage musical.

A week earlier, Disney+ had won 13 Emmys, bringing its total for the year to 14. Its Creative Arts wins included three for “WandaVision,” the first Emmys for Marvel Studios — including Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the popular song “Agatha All Along.”

Meanwhile, “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” won seven trophies in the technical categories.

Netflix ended up with 44 Emmys this year, compared with 19 for HBO/HBO Max, and Apple TV+ with 10. HBO Max won its first Emmy Sept. 12 with Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “The Flight Attendant.”

NBC was the top broadcast Network with eight, all for “Saturday Night Live.”

Data: ‘The Green Knight,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Dominate August Streaming

A24’s The Green Knight, the critically acclaimed retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain, and the Apple TV+ original series “Ted Lasso” emerged as the most-streamed movie and TV show in August, according to new data from JustWatch.

Green Knight, which will street on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray, DVD and digital on Oct. 12, topped catalog title Field of Dreams and The Suicide Squad from Aug. 1 to 31, according to JustWatch, an international streaming guide with more than 20 million users across 52 countries.

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Among TV shows, “Ted Lasso” bested HBO Max’s “The White Lotus” and Peacock’s “Yellowstone,” starring Kevin Costner. This year “Lasso” garnered 20 Emmy nominations. After being snubbed in 2020, “Yellowstone” generated one Emmy nomination this year: “Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program.”

‘Stranger Things’ Stays No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart; ‘Ted Lasso’ Up to No. 2

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Aug. 13. The series had 49.9 times the demand of an average series after a 16.1% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Stranger Things” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” climbed to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, pulling in 36.9 times demand for an average series after a 3.9% rise in demand expressions. The show stars Jason Sudeikis as a cheerful American football coach hired to oversee an English soccer team.

The superhero series “Titans” jumped up three spots to No. 3 after completing its move to HBO Max, where the first three episodes of the show’s third season were made available Aug. 12. This gave the show a 26.1% bump in demand expressions, pushing it to 36.8 times the demand for an average show.

“Loki,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe series from Disney+, dropped to No. 4. The series had 36.2 times the demand of an average series after a 4.3% dip in demand expressions.

The Netflix teen drama “Outer Banks” slipped a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart. It had 32.3 times the demand of an average show after a 0.35% drop in demand expressions.

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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 was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 73.6 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.