‘Stranger Things’ Holds No. 1 Spot on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart; ‘Mandalorian’ Back to No. 2

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Jan. 20. The series had 0.12% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 63.8 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

Rising to No. 2 on the digital originals chart was the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which had a 34% rise in demand expressions to give it 51.5 times average demand. The spike came as a new trailer for the upcoming third season was released during an NFL playoff game Jan. 16. The new season bows March 1.

The No. 3 digital original was Netflix’s “Wednesday,” which had a 9.5% drop in demand expressions to give it 41.2 times average demand.

The biggest jump into the digital originals top 10 came at No. 4, with HBO Max’s animated series “Velma, up from No. 47 the week before. The “Scooby-Doo” reimagining starring Mindy Kaling had a 127.6% rise in demand expressions following its Jan. 12 debut. It had 37.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” remained No. 5 on the digital originals chart, with a 2.6% drop in demand expressions, giving it 33.1 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. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants” with 74.2 times average demand.

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The Book of Boba Fett

STREAMING REVIEW:  

Disney+;
Sci-Fi;
Not Rated.
Stars Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Pedro Pascal, Matt Berry, David Pasquesi, Jennifer Beals.

Answering some questions while raising others, “The Book of Boba Fett” is an oddly structured mini-series centered on what was once one of the more mysterious characters in “Star Wars” lore.

First appearing more than 40 years ago as little more than a bounty hunter with a cool costume, Boba Fett didn’t get much of a backstory until the 2002 prequel Attack of the Clones, which established that he himself was a clone of another bounty hunter, Jango Fett, played by Temuera Morrison. Boba had seemingly been killed off in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, eaten by the Sarlacc Pit while working for Jabba the Hutt, though it was widely assumed he survived, popping up again in countless comic books and novels. The first live-action confirmation of his survival came in 2020 when he showed up on “The Mandalorian,” played by Morrison, and ended up assisting the title character there in exchange for recovering his armor.

“Book of Boba Fett” picks up following Fett’s actions in the post-credit scene of “Mandalorian” season two, in which he takes over Jabba’s criminal empire.

In his own show, he must learn to navigate the tricky political dunes of Tatooine in order to maintain his power, a task he comes to discover he may be ill-suited for, despite the help of master assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).

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The seven-episode season plays heavily on the tropes of Westerns, while also touching upon gangster movies, as Fett must make deals with local power brokers and learn whom he can trust.

Early episodes use a flashback structure to divide the storyline between Fett’s present, which takes place about five to six years after Return of the Jedi, and what happened to him after escaping the Sarlacc.

After finally depicting Boba’s escape from the Sarlacc, the show reveals that his armor was stolen by Jawas, and Fett himself was captured by Tusken Raiders (the tribal “sand people” of the original 1977 film). He eventually comes to learn their ways, assisting them in a skirmish with an offworld syndicate that is running illicit substances through their territory.

The show mostly plays as an excuse to pile on fan-friendly references to other aspects of “Star Wars” up to and including two episodes (five and six) that barely feature Boba at all and mostly continue the storyline of The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal).

The end result is a show that offers a number of great “Star Wars” moments, but may otherwise leave viewers wishing for something edgier and more substantive.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Digital Originals Chart for Seventh Week; ‘Mrs. Maisel’ No. 2

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 1 for a seventh week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended March 18. The series hasn’t aired a new episode in more than a year, but still had 36.6 times the demand of an average series after a 3.4% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The reporting week ended with news that popular actor and sci-fi veteran Christopher Lloyd would be joining the show’s cast in the third season.

Rising four spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart for the week was the Amazon Prime Video comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” It had 33.7 times average demand and a 17.9% jump in demand expressions following the finale of its fourth season March 11.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 33.6 times average demand after an 0.8% rise in demand expressions.

The Paramount+ original series “Star Trek: Picard” dropped two spots to No. 4 after a 3% dip in demand expressions, giving it 32.8 times average demand. There was much curiosity over whether the show could rebound from a first season considered disappointing by many fans, and the decline in demand after the first episode of season two might indicate fans aren’t fully on board with the show’s time travel pivot.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Book of Boba Fett” dropped a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart. It had 28.7 times the demand of an average series following a 6.5% drop in demand expressions. 

Netflix’s “The Last Kingdom” saw a 45.2% surge in demand expressions during the week to bring it to No. 8, up from No. 24 a week earlier. The show’s fifth and final season bowed on Netflix March 9. It had 27.8 times average demand as Netflix announced that the final season will pave the way for a spin-off movie.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” also re-entered the top 10, up nine spots to No. 10, with a 31.6% increase in demand expressions after the March 12 release of the trailer for its third season that starts June 3. An animated spin-off series of shorts called “The Boys Presents: Diabolical” debuted on Amazon Prime March 4, which likely also contributed to the rise in demand. “The Boys” was 27.3 times more in demand than the average series in the U.S.

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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 67.7 times average demand.

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‘Picard’ Up to No. 2 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart, Though ‘Mandalorian’ Remains No. 1

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 1 for a sixth week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended March 11. The series hasn’t aired a new episode in more than a year, but still had 37.5 times the demand of an average series after a 3.7% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Rising to No. 2 on the digital originals chart for the week, up nine spots from No. 11 a week earlier, was the Paramount+ original series “Star Trek: Picard.” It had 33.5 times average demand and a 35.7% jump in demand expressions following the premiere of its second season March 3. The new season features longtime “Star Trek” nemesis Q and a time travel scenario involving the characters existing in an evil version of the Federation.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. It had 33 times average demand after an 13.3% dip in demand expressions.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Book of Boba Fett” dropped a spot to No. 4 on the digital originals chart. It had 30.4 times the demand of an average series following a 12.3% drop in demand expressions. 

Netflix’s video-game inspired fantasy series “The Witcher” remained No. 5 with 28.6 times average demand after a 1.8% dip in demand expressions.

The Hulu limited series “Pam & Tommy” climbed two spots to No. 10 with 24.9 times average demand and a 3.4% rise in demand expressions. The series, which tells the story of the brief 1990s courtship and marriage of Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson, and the sex tape it spawned, had its finale released March 9.

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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 68.1 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.

‘Mandalorian’ Still No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart After Five Weeks

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 1 for a fifth week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended March 4. The series hasn’t aired a new episode in more than a year, but is still riding the boost it got when the title character appeared on the recent spinoff series “The Book of Boba Fett.” It had 38.8 times the demand of an average series after a 6.7% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had 38 times average demand after an 8% dip in demand expressions.

“The Book of Boba Fett” held onto the No. 3 spot on the digital originals chart. It had 34.5 times the demand of an average series following a 12.5% drop in demand expressions. 

The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” rose three spots to No. 4, grabbing 30.9 times the demand of an average series. It had a 4.3% bump in demand expressions after a couple wins at the SAG Awards Feb. 27.

Netflix’s video-game inspired fantasy series “The Witcher” remained No. 5 with 29 times average demand after an 8.4% dip in demand expressions.

The Paramount+ “Yellowstone” prequel “1883” moved up three spots to No. 7, with 27.7 times average demand. It received a 2.4% demand bump after its final episode was released Feb. 27.

Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” entered the digital originals top 10 after the Feb. 18 premiere of its fourth season, up five spots to No. 8. These are the first episodes since December 2019. It had 26.9 times average demand after a 6% increase 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 68.1 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.

 

‘Mandalorian’ Still No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart After Four Weeks

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 1 for a fourth week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Feb. 25. The series hasn’t aired a new episode in more than a year, but got a big boost when the title character appeared on the recent spinoff series “The Book of Boba Fett.” It had 41.2 times the demand of an average series after an 11.7% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “The Mandalorian” was No. 8 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” jumped up a spot to No. 2. It had 40.8 times average demand after another 12% rise in demand expressions. “Stranger Things” was No. 9 on the list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Book of Boba Fett” slipped a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. It had 31.9 times the demand of an average series following a 9.6% drop in demand expressions. 

HBO Max’s “Peacemaker” held steady at No. 4, with 35.9 times average demand after a 6.7% 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.

Netflix’s video-game inspired fantasy series “The Witcher” rose a spot to No. 5 with 31.3 times average demand after a 4.5% dip 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 65.6 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.

 

‘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.

 

‘Mandalorian,’ ‘Boba Fett’ Keep Top Spots 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. 11.

“Mandalorian” kept the No. 1 position with 48.8 times the demand of an average series after a 4% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The Feb. 9 season finale of “Boba Fett” heavily featured characters from “The Mandalorian,” which was No. 5 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Boba Fett” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had 44.7 times the demand of an average series following a 1.4% rise in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” rose to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 35.4 times the demand of an average series during the week after an 8.5% drop in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” fell to No. 4 on the digital originals chart. The “Karate Kid” sequel series had 34.6 times the demand of the average series after another 18.4% drop in demand expressions.

Jumping back into the top 10, at No. 5 from No. 16 the previous week, was the Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” The show likely got a boost due to one of its recurring characters, the bounty hunter Cad Bane, appearing in live-action for the first time on “The Book of Boba Fett.” It had 34.4 times average demand after a 53.6% rise in demand expressions.

Hulu’s new “Pam & Tommy” docudrama miniseries entered the top 10 at No. 6, up from No. 22 the previous week. The show had 32.9 times the average series demand this week after a 72.8% rise in demand expressions. The first three episodes bowed on Feb. 2, with weekly episodes after. Starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, tells the story of actress Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee dealing with their sex tape becoming available on the internet in the 1990s.

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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 65.2 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.

 

‘Mandalorian,’ ‘Boba Fett’ Take Over Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett” took over the top two spots on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Feb. 4.

“Mandalorian” jumped back into the No. 1 position with 47.4 times the demand of an average series after a 13.5% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The latest episodes of “Boba Fett” have heavily featured characters from “The Mandalorian,” which was No. 6 on the list of overall TV shows.

“Boba Fett” moved up a spot to No. 2. It had 44.5 times the demand of an average series following a 3.1% rise in demand expressions. “The Book of Boba Fett” was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows and sees its season finale bow on Disney+ Feb. 9.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” fell to No. 3 after four weeks in the top spot. The “Karate Kid” sequel series had 42.9 times the demand of the average series after another 20.9% drop in demand expressions, “Cobra Kai” was No. 8 on the list of overall TV shows.

Netflix’s fantasy series “The Witcher” slid to the No. 4 spot on the digital originals chart with 39.1 times the demand of an average series during the week after a 10.9% drop in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose a spot to No. 5 with 33.7 times average demand, though demand expressions dropped 1.3%.

The biggest jump came from Netflix’s latest South Korean series, “All Of Us Are Dead,” which premiered Jan. 28. The dystopian series climbed to No. 10, from No. 237 the previous week, with a 582.9% increase 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 65.2 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.

 

‘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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