‘American Vandal’: Netflix’s Next Big Hit?

It appears Netflix has another hit on its hands, this time with “American Vandal,” the true-crime satire series created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda.

Demand for the show more than doubled with the Sept. 14 premiere of Season 2, which follows the investigation into a new “crime” at a private Catholic high school after the cafeteria’s lemonade is spiked with laxatives.

“American Vandals” debuted at No. 10 on the top 10 digital originals chart for the week ended Sept. 22, with a 154% increase in Demand Expressions, according to Parrot Analytics data. In the prior week the show was ranked at No. 46.

“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 “digital original” is described as 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.

Elsewhere on the digital originals chart, “Stranger Things” remains the most in-demand show for the second consecutive week, with 36.7 million Demand Expressions, Parrot says.

The perennially popular digital original series “BoJack Horseman” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” both rose up the chart, with “BoJack” rising to No. 2 from No. 5 the previous week with a 40% gain in demand.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” shot back up the chart to No. 3, from No. 7 the prior week, with a nearly 28% increase in Demand Expressions.

The franchise effect is evident on the Parrot Analytics digital originals chart for the week ended Sept. 22, with two Netflix-Marvel series feeding off each other.

Audiences have now had enough time to digest the latest season of “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” which debuted on Netflix on Sept. 7, and are now catching up on “Marvel’s Daredevil” ahead of its second season launch next month.

Demand for “Iron Fist” was down 20%, while demand for “Daredevil” was up 2%, enough to bump the latter up to No. 8 from No. 9.

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.

Demand Soars for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Castle Rock,’ the Week’s Top Digital Originals, Parrot Analytics Says

One full week after the release of a new season, demand for “Orange is the New Black” rose 64% from the prior week, solidifying the women-in-prison drama’s hold on the top spot on the digital originals chart, according to Parrot Analytics data for the week ended Aug. 4.

The Netflix series shot to the No. 1 spot the prior week with the debut of Season 6, which gave “Orange” a 46% boost in Demand Expressions. “Orange” is the oldest show on the chart and also took over the top spot on the overall TV series chart, besting the prior week’s No. 1 show, “Spongebob Squarepants,” by nearly 13 million Demand Expressions.

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,” the highly anticipated horror series based on the writings of Stephen King, shot up to No. 2 on the digital originals chart from No. 6 the prior week with a 40.5% spike in demand.

Another Hulu show, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” slipped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart from No. 2 the prior week, with an 8.1% drop in demand.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained at No. 4, with demand essentially flat.

Rounding out the top 5 on the digital originals chart for the week ended Aug. 4 was “Queer Eye,” which slipped from No. 3 the prior week and a suffered a 16.3% decline in demand.

“Narcos” cracked the top 10 digital originals chart, at No. 7, with a 44.4% gain in demand, after Netflix announced a reset for Season 4. The first three seasons explored the cocaine war in Colombia in both the pre- and the post-Pablo Escobar world. The renamed “Narcos: Mexico” is set to premier globally later this year. Filming is taking place now in Mexico, and stars Michael Pena and Diego Luna have moved from Colombia to Mexico.

Also back in the top 10 on the digital originals chart is “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” up a notch at No. 10 from No. 11 the prior week, with a 10.7% spike in demand.

Rounding out the top ten is Marvel’s Luke Cage with 14.9 million Demand Expressions. The superhero series was previously ranked #11 last 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.

‘Queer Eye’ Shoots to No. 2 on Digital Originals Chart While ‘Clone Wars’ Cracks Top 10

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” remains the top digital original for the third consecutive week as viewers continue to engage with last week’s Season 2 finale, according to Parrot Analytics data.

The dystopian series experienced a 17% drop in demand expressions from the prior week, but still managed to hang on to the No. 1 spot on the weekly digital originals chart for the week ended July 21.

Parrot 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.

The perennially popular Netflix digital original series “Queer Eye,” “Stranger Things” and “Narcos” all rose in rank from the prior week, with Queer Eye moving to No. 2 from No. 3 on the digital originals chart despite a slight drop in demand, Parrot data shows.

The two other Netflix climbers each experienced significant gains in demand. “Stranger Things” rose to No. 3 from No. 7 the prior week, with a 63% increase in Demand Expressions. Demand for “Narcos” was up 57%, lifting the drug cartel drama to No. 9 from No. 24 the prior week.

The animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” cracked the digital originals chart for the first time, bowing at No. 10, after demand skyrocketed 102% with word that the Walt Disney Co. is ordering a new season of the show (12 episodes) for its yet-to-be-named streaming service in 2019.

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” debuted in October 2008 on the Cartoon Network and ran for five seasons before becoming a Netflix digital original for the sixth and final season in 2014.

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.

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Still No. 1 on Digital Originals Chart, While ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Sees Demand Double

The arrival of the highly anticipated finale of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” on July 11 meant the dystopian drama series had no trouble staying at the top of the digital originals chart the week ended July 14, with 25% higher demand compared to last week, according to Parrot Analytics data.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” also surged up to fourth place (from No. 10) on the overall TV series chart.

Parrot 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.

The Hulu series is not the only digital original series to post a significant gain in demand, according to Parrot Analytics. Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” saw its demand more than double as trailers arrived promoting the July 27 debut of Season 6 – propelling the women’s prison drama to the No. 2 spot on the digital originals chart, up from No. 7.

“Queer Eye” slipped to No. 3 from No. 2 the prior week, while the controversial teen suicide drama “13 Reasons Why” remains at No. 4.

Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart is “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” down a spot from the prior week.

New to the digital originals top 10 chart is Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” which debuted at No. 6.  The Stephen King-based horror series doesn’t arrive on the OTT channel until July 25, but interest in the show is clearly mounting, Parrot Analytics data shows.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” also is back on the chart, as fans discuss the recent teases about Season 3. Fan engagement is also keeping “Sense8” in high demand: The show remains at No. 5 on the digital originals chart, even after the two-hour finale in June, as fans continue to campaign for Netflix to “un-cancel” the sci-fi title.

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.

 

On Eve of Explosive Finale, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Takes Top Spot on Digital Originals Chart

With fans eager for the explosive finale on July 11, demand for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” rose 8% in the week ended July 7, enough to push the dystopian drama into the No. 1 spot on the digital originals chart, according to Parrot Analytics data.

Parrot 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.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” bumped last week’s top digital original, “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” down to No. 3.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, shot to No.1 the prior week with a 63% surge in demand triggered by the June 22 debut of Season 2. Since then, demand only slipped less than 9%.

Finishing at No. 2 on the digital originals chart the week ended July 7 was Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” up from No. 4 the previous week – even though demand was essentially flat.

The controversial teen drama “13 Reasons Why” slipped one spot to No. 4, with a nearly 26% drop in demand from the prior week suggesting binge viewers are finishing up their Season 2 marathons.

All 13 episodes in Season 2 were released on Netflix on May 18. The series immediately shot to No. 1 on the digital originals chart and remained in the top spot for five consecutive weeks.

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.

‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Queer Eye,’ ‘Goliath’ Return to Digital Originals Top 10, Parrot Analytics Says

Demand expressions for digital originals were mostly down the week ended June 23, according to Parrot Analytics data.

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” remains No. 1, despite a 26% drop in demand from the prior week. The controversial teen drama series, centered around a high school girl’s suicide and its aftermath, has now topped Parrot Analytics’ top 10 digital originals chart for five consecutive weeks. The series shot to No. 1 when Season 2 debuted in mid-May.

Parrot 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.

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” an award-winning dystopian series from Hulu, rose back up to No. 2 from No. 3 the prior week, with demand essentially flat.

“Sense8” was bumped down to No. 3, with demand down nearly 23%. In the prior week, the sci-fi drama series shot to No. 2 after a 40% uptick in demand.

Three digital originals made it back into the top 10.

Buoyed by the Netflix debut of Season 2, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” shot up to No. 5. The action series, which last week was ranked No. 16, had 6% more demand expressions than Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” the second season of which also debuted in June. “Queer Eye” re-entered the top 10 digital originals chart at No. 6 after demand more than doubled from the prior week.

The third series to make it back into the top 10 was Amazon’s “Goliath,” which came in at No. 10 after a No. 18 finish 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.

’13 Reasons Why’ Tops Digital Original for Fifth Straight Week, Parrot Analytics Says

Season 3 of the controversial Netflix teen drama series “13 Reasons Why” was announced on June 6, helping the show maintain its No. 1 spot on the top 10 digital originals chart for the week ended June 16, according to Parrot Analytics Demand Expressions data.

Even so, demand as measured by Parrot fell more than 24% from the prior week, after a 10% drop the week before that.

Parrot 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.

“13 Reasons Why” has now topped Parrots’ top 10 digital originals chart for five consecutive weeks. The series was catapulted into the No. 1 spot when Season 2 debuted in mid-May.

A 40% uptick in demand sent “Sense8” to the No. 2 position on the digital originals chart. “Sense8” is a sci-fi drama series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski (best known as the creator of “Babylon 5”) for Netflix. The series revolves around eight strangers from different cultures and countries who are “sensates,” people who are mentally and emotionally linked.

Hulu’s dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” slipped to No. 3, with demand essentially flat from the prior month.

Elsewhere on the digital originals chart, two returning Netflix series reappeared in the top 10 after new seasons began airing. “Voltron: Legendary Defender” re-entered the top 10 at No. 7, from No. 16 the prior week, while a 42% spike in demand for “The Ranch” sent the comedy about a dysfunctional family living on a ranch to No. 9 from No. 20 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. 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.

Demand Rises for ‘Sense8,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’

The airing of the series finale episode of “Sense8” gave the Netflix science-fiction drama  a 43% increase in demand for the week ended June 9, moving it up a notch on the digital originals chart to No. 6, according to Parrot Analytics Demand Expressions data.

The controversial teen drama series “13 Reasons Why,” also on Netflix, remains No. 1 on the digital originals chart, although demand for the series – season two is now out – slipped 10% from the prior week.

Rising up to No. 2 was Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” despite a slight drop in demand of less than 5%.

The dystopian series displaced YouTube’s “Cobra Kai” from the second spot, which with a nearly 23% drop in demand slid down the digital originals chart to No. 5.

The first half of Season 4 of the web sitcom “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” premiered on Netflix May 30 and led to a 30% uptick in demand – and a jump on the digital originals chart to No. 7 from No. 11 the prior week.

The second half of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is expected to debut January 25, 2019.

“Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia,” a computer-animated fantasy television series created for Netflix by Guillermo del Toro and produced by DreamWorks Animation, slipped to No. 8 on the digital originals chart from No. 6 the prior week, after a 9% drop in demand.

The series entered the top 10 the prior week on the heels of the May 25 debut of Season 3, which led to an an 87% spike in demand.

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. 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.

Just-Renewed ’13 Reasons’ Still Top Digital Original, Parrot Analytics Says

The top five digital originals for the week ended June 2 are the same as in the prior week, according to Parrot Analytics Demand Expressions data.

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” remains at No. 1, with a 15% increase in demand from the prior week.

The teen drama series, based on a teenage girl’s suicide, has just been renewed for a third season, Netflix announced June 6.

The second-most-popular digital original for the week ended June 2 is YouTube’s “Cobra Kai,” which also posted a 15% increase in demand from the prior week.

They are followed by Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at No. 3 and two more Netflix shows, “Arrested Development” at No. 4 and “Orange is the New Black” at No. 5.

Season 3 of the DreamWorks’ children’s series “Trollhunters” premiered May 25, leading to an 87% spike in demand from the prior week – enough to propel the fantasy animation show to No. 6 on the weekly digital originals chart, up from No. 30 the prior week.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” rose up a notch to No. 9 from No. 10 the previous week, after a nearly 11% increase in demand.

“Star Trek: Discovery,” from CBS All Access, dropped to No. 8 from No. 6 with a 5.5% decline in demand.

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. 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.