‘Mandalorian,’ ‘Boba Fett’ Remain No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” remained in the top two spots on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Feb. 18.

“Mandalorian” kept the No. 1 position with 46.7 times the demand of an average series after a 4% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “The Mandalorian” was No. 6 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Boba Fett” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had 43.3 times the demand of an average series following a 2.9% drop in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” jumped up four spots to No. 3 after the announcements of its season four premiere dates. It had 36.6 times average demand after an 11.4% rise in demand expressions.

HBO Max’s “Peacemaker” climbed four spots to No. 4, with 33.7 times average demand after a 6.2% rise in demand expressions. Director James Gunn’s spinoff of his The Suicide Squad with John Cena reprising his role as Peacemaker presented its first-season finale Feb. 17. It was also renewed for a second season.

Staying at No. 5 was the Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” It had 33.5 times average demand after a 2.6% 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 67.8 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.

 

‘Cobra Kai’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fourth Week; ‘Ozark’ Rises to No. 5

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 for a fourth week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Jan. 28. The “Karate Kid” sequel series had 53.7 times the demand of the average series after another 17.1% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Cobra Kai” was No. 4 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart with 43.4 times the demand of an average series during the week after an 11.4% drop in demand expressions. “The Witcher” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” continued to hold the next two spots on the digital originals chart.

“Boba Fett” remained at No. 3, with its fifth of seven episodes bowing during the week. It had 42.7 times the demand of an average series following a 2.5% rise in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 9 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Mandalorian” held tight at No. 4 on the digital originals chart with an 8% rise in demand expressions to give it 41.3 times the demand of an average series. The latest episode of “Boba Fett” focused on a new adventure from the main character of “The Mandalorian,” which was No. 10 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s “Ozark” rose 11 spots to return to the top 10 originals chart at No. 5. Seven episodes from the fourth season became available Jan. 21, giving the family crime drama a 65.7% jump in demand expressions to push it to 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 in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 63.1 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.

 

‘Cobra Kai’ Still No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Series Demand Chart

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on both Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings and the data firm’s list of all TV shows the week ended Jan. 14. The “Karate Kid” sequel series had 83.3 times the demand of the average series after a 6.6% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” held onto the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart with 53.6 times the demand of an average series during the week after a 19.3% drop in demand expressions. “The Witcher” was No. 3 on the list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” held the next two spots, but flipped places from the previous week.

“Boba Fett” rose a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart, with its third of seven episodes bowing during the week, though it wasn’t very well received by fans. It had 39.4 times the demand of an average series following a 1.7% drop in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 10 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Mandalorian” slid to No. 4 on the digital originals chart with a 7.9% drop in demand expressions to give it 37.9 times the demand of an average series.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” inched back up to No. 5 with a 1.9% rise in demand expressions to take 34.6 times average demand.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Expanse” had a 7.2% increase in demand expressions during the week with its series finale arriving Jan. 14. The sci-fi series had 30.6 times the average series demand to push it up four spots to re-enter the top 10 at No. 8. 

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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 in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 64.5 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.

 

‘Cobra Kai’ Jumps Back to No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Series Demand Chart

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” rose to No. 1 on both Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings and the data firm’s list of all TV shows the week ended Jan. 7. In the week following the Dec. 31 premiere of its fourth season, the “Karate Kid” sequel series had 87.8 times the demand of the average series with another 99.1% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” slipped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after two weeks in the top spot, with 65.4 times the demand of an average series during the week after a 12.3% drop in demand expressions. “The Witcher” was No. 3 on the list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose two spots to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with a 3.6% rise in demand expressions to give it 40.6 times the demand of an average series. “The Mandalorian” was No. 10 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Mandalorian” spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” rose two spots to No. 4, with its second of seven episodes bowing during the week following the “Star Wars” show’s Dec. 29 premiere. It had 39.5 times the demand of an average series following a 54.9% rise in demand expressions.

The Disney+ Marvel series “Hawkeye” slipped a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals list. It had a 9.8% drop in demand expressions to give it 36.1 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 in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 72.9 times average demand. It had been No. 1 the previous week.

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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.

Samba TV: 1.7 Million U.S. Households Stream ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Debut

Disney+ appears to have another hit on its hands with new Star Wars spinoff series “The Book of Boba Fett,” which tracked 1.7 million U.S. homes in the five days following its Dec. 29, 2021, debut through Jan. 2.

The data comes from Samba TV, which tracks more than 46 million opted-in televisions globally, including 28 million in the U.S.

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The household tally trumps recent releases, including the 1.1 million Amazon Prime Households that streamed Being the Ricardos, the biopic written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, about the relationship between “I Love Lucy” stars Lucille Ball (played by Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javiar Bardem).

It also bested recent Disney+ release “Hawkeye,” which tracked 1.5 million households between Nov. 24 and Nov. 28.

Disney+ Launches ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ With New Character-Study Featurette

Disney+ Dec. 29 debuted a new featurette for “The Book of Boba Fett,” the streamer’s much-ballyhooed “Star Wars” spinoff series that launches the same day.

In the new featurette, “Being Boba Fett,” filmmakers Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez, along with star Temuera Morrison, take a look at the Boba Fett character and what Morrison brings to the role of the mysterious bounty hunter.

“The Book of Boba Fett,” from Lucasfilm, concludes its seven-episode run in February. The series follows bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand as they navigate the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.

“The Book of Boba Fett” stars Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.

Disney+ Teases ‘Boba Fett’ Spinoff in ‘Mandalorian’ Finale

While Disney announced several new “Star Wars” Disney+ shows at its Dec. 10 investor day, it left one for a surprise reveal during the streaming service’s flagship series. The Dec. 18 season two finale of “The Mandalorian” contained a teaser for a new Disney+ show called “The Book of Boba Fett” to debut in December 2021.

Boba Fett is a legendary bounty hunter in “Star Wars” lore first introduced in an animated segment of the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special before playing a minor role as an antagonist to Han Solo in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi, with the character seemingly dying in the latter during a battle against the crime lord Jabba the Hutt.

A younger Boba Fett appeared in 2002’s Attack of the Clones, where audiences learned that he was an unaltered clone of Jango Fett, another bounty hunter who served as the template for an army of clones. After Jango’s death in that film, young Boba took up bounty hunting himself, as seen in the “Clone Wars” animated series.

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Season two of “The Mandalorian,” set about five years after Return of the Jedi, revealed that Boba survived the events of the film, and was now in league with the assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). The pair agreed to help the title character protect Grogu, the child nicknamed “Baby Yoda” by franchise fans.

Fett is played by Temuera Morrison, who previously portrayed Jango and the clone troopers in the “Star Wars” prequels, and who also voiced Boba for the special-edition DVD of Empire.

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Some industry watchers had been reporting that Morrison was currently filming what they assumed was either a Boba Fett show or the third season of “Mandalorian,” and found it curious that the investor event didn’t mention anything related to the character, while other spinoffs such as “Ahsoka Tano” were touted.

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In the preview for the new show, which plays as a post-credits scene for the “Mandalorian” finale, Boba Fett returns to Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine with Shand. Jabba’s court in the criminal underworld is now presided over by his former majordomo, Bib Fortuna, who expresses surprise at seeing Fett is alive. Fett shoots Fortuna, then takes a seat on the palace throne with Shand at his side.

Update 12/21/20: “The Book of Boba Fett,” set within the timeline of “The Mandalorian,” will star Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, and will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez.