Streaming Series ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Top Emmy Awards Nominations

Streaming series dominated nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards, with “The Crown” (Netflix) and “The Mandalorian” (Disney+) leading the pack, with 24 program nominations each, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced July 13.

Awards were announced during a live virtual ceremony hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”) from New York, joined by Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

Other leading series nominees include Disney+ limited series “WandaVision,” with 23 noms; Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Saturday Night Live,” each with 21; Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso,” with 20;  HBO/HBO Max’s “Lovecraft Country” and Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” each with 18; and HBO’s “Mare of Easttown,” with 16. Less than two weeks earlier, HBO announced it would not renew “Lovecraft Country” for a second season.

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HBO/HBO Max garnered the most nominations, with 130. Netflix had the second-most nominations (129), with Disney+ at No. 3, with 71, and NBC in fourth place, with 46.

“Television has provided a lifeline for so many around the globe this year, delivering a constant source of entertainment, information and inspiration during some of our most difficult days,” Scherma said. “We are thrilled to honor the diversity of storytelling in television today by recognizing talented artists, programs, producers, directors and craftspeople throughout our industry and celebrating their commitment to this extraordinary medium.”

“Bridgerton,” “Lovecraft Country” and “The Boys” are new to the Outstanding Drama Series category, joining returning nominees “Pose,” “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian,” “This Is Us” and previous category winner “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Seventy-five percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are new to the category, including “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris,” “Hacks,” “Pen15,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Flight Attendant.” Returning favorites include “Black-ish” and “The Kominsky Method.”

In total, there were 44 first-time performer nominations across the lead, supporting, guest and short form categories this season.

Jonathan Majors, Josh O’Connor and Regé-Jean Page received their first-ever Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, joining previous Emmy winners in this category Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter and Matthew Rhys. Emma Corrin, Jurnee Smollett and Mj Rodriguez received their first nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while previous Emmy winner Uzo Aduba was nominated for the first time in this category. They were joined by returning nominee Olivia Colman and previous Emmy winner in this category Elisabeth Moss.

Kaley Cuoco received her first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Jean Smart and previous Emmy nominee Aidy Bryant were nominated for the first time in this category. They joined previous Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross and Emmy winner Allison Janney. Jason Sudeikis received his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Kenan Thompson was nominated for the first time in this category. They joined six-time nominee in the category Anthony Anderson, along with previous Emmy winners Michael Douglas and William H. Macy.

Individuals with multiple nominations this year included David Attenborough, Sterling K. Brown, Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham, Steven Canals, Dave Chapelle, Michaela Coel, Jon Favreau, Derek Hough, Brendan Hunt, Maya Rudolph, Jean Smart, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson.

The complete list of Emmy nominations, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, and other Academy news is available at Emmys.com.

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The Emmys will be broadcast on Sept. 19, 8-11 p.m. live ET and 5-8 p.m., live PT, on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The 2021 Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on Sept. 18  at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.

‘Stranger Things’ Again No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained in the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended June 26. The series had 39.4 times the demand of an average series after a 1.5% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The titles in the rest of the digital originals top 10 remained the same from the previous week, with some reshuffling of the order.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose two spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, garnering 34.2 times the demand of the average show after a 2.8% dip in demand expressions.

“Loki,” the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe series from Disney+, remained No. 3 on the originals chart after a 6.5% drop in demand expressions, giving it 33.5 times average demand.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” dropped two spots to No. 4 with a 10.6% dip in demand expressions, registering 33.3 times average demand.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” remained No. 5 on the digital originals chart, registering 32.3 times average demand after a 7.3% 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 “Rick and Morty,” with 77.8 times average demand.

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‘WandaVision,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Give Marvel Top Two Spots on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand List

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended April 3. It had 40.8 times the demand of an average series after a 3.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Meanwhile, the second Disney+ Marvel original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” jumped two spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after a 13.9% spike in demand expressions to give it 39.1 times average demand. It was No. 10 on the list of overall TV show demand.

Disney+ had a third show in the top five digital originals with the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” though it dropped a spot from the week before, to No. 4, garnering 36.5 times the demand of the average show after another 0.35% dip in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 37.5 times average demand and a 5% drop in demand expressions.

Rounding out the top five for the second week was Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” with 31.4 times average demand and a 0.2% drop in demand expressions.

With the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at No. 6, Disney+ had four shows in the top 10 digital originals, while Netflix had five, including “Lucifer” at No. 7, “The Witcher” at No. 9 and “The Crown” at No. 10.

The top 10 original not from one of those two streamers was HBO Max’s “Titans” 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. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 66.3 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.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Jumps Up Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart, but ‘WandaVision’ Leads for Fifth Week

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a fifth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 27. It had 42.3 times the demand of an average series after a 5.8% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Meanwhile, the second Disney+ Marvel original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” jumped up to No. 4 on the digital originals chart after an 80% spike in demand expressions to give it 34.2 times average demand. The show, an extension of the “Captain America” side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bowed its first of six weekly episodes March 19, just two weeks following the conclusion of “WandaVision.” It had been No. 13 the previous week.

Disney+ had a third show in the top five digital originals with the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” though it dropped a spot from the week before, to No. 3, garnering 36.6 times the demand of the average show after another 1.3% dip in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” moved up to No. 2 on the digital originals chart with 39.3 times average demand and a 9.5% rise in demand expressions. It was No. 9 on the list of overall TV show demand.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart with 31.3 times average demand and a 2% drop in demand expressions.

With the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at No. 6, Disney+ had four shows in the top 10 digital originals, while Netflix had five, including “The Crown” at No. 8, “Lucifer” at No. 9, and “The Witcher” at No. 10.

The top 10 original not from one of those two streamers was HBO Max’s “Titans” at No. 7.

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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 66.2 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.

‘WandaVision’ No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fourth Week

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 20. It had 44.8 times the demand of an average series after an 11.4% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 2 for a fourth week on the digital originals chart, with the show garnering 37 times the demand of the average show after a 9.5% dip in demand expressions. It was No. 10 on the overall list.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 35.9 times average demand and a 1.7% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” held onto the No. 4 spot on the digital originals chart with 31.9 times average demand and a 3.5% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” moved up two spots on the digital chart to No. 8 with 23 times average demand as fans anticipate the currently-in-production season. A 9.4% spike in demand expressions was no doubt fueled by a Twitter exchange between stars Tom Ellis and DB Woodside after filming their final scene together.

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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 66.9 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.

‘WandaVision’ Edged Out by ‘Mandalorian’ on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Feb. 20 by the thinnest of margins over fellow Disney+ series “WandaVision.”

“The Mandalorian” also remained No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 63.6 times the demand of an average show (the same as a week before) while seeing a and a 0.01% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

Backlash over Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s controversial decision to cut ties with “Mandalorian” cast member Gina Carano continues to keep eyes on the show. Carano during the week rose to the No. 1 most popular performer on IMDb’s rankings. The Carano story could continue to impact the demand ratings this week, as she gave a highly publicized interview on Ben Shapiro’s YouTube channel Sunday, Feb. 21, which by the end of the day had drawn about 1.4 million views, about 30 times the average viewership of the pundit’s weekly discussion series.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed to No. 2 with expressions up 3.8% as the twist-filled narrative approaches its March 5 finale, giving the series 63.5 times the demand of the average show. It rose to the No. 6 most-demanded TV series overall in the United States.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart and No. 8 on the overall TV chart. Demand expressions dropped 15.4% to give the show 52.9 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 4 with 50.6 times average demand and expressions up 6.1%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

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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 for the fifth week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 95 times average demand. The anime series is currently releasing episodes in its final season.

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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 No. 1 on Parrot Digital Originals Chart After Gina Carano Controversy

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” returned to the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Feb. 13 following some tumultuous behind-the-scenes news for the show, which presented its most-recent episode in December.

“The Mandalorian” also rose a spot to No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 63.6 times the demand of an average show and a 0.7% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

In particular, “Mandalorian” production arm Lucasfilm, a division of Walt Disney Studios, publicly cut ties with actress Gina Carano, caving to pressure from a vocal Internet mob who resented that her social media posts weren’t explicitly aligned with their political preferences, as she warned against tribalism while playfully satirizing many of their pet causes. Carano, a former MMA fighter who played the heroic Cara Dune on the series, quickly landed on her feet, declaring she was fighting back against “cancel culture” by announcing a deal to produce and star in a new film under conservative pundit Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire banner. Carano’s ouster also triggered a counter-movement calling for people to cancel their Disney+ subscriptions, though time will tell how effective that will be in terms of demands for the streamer’s content.

The same week, it was announced that Pedro Pascal, who plays the “Mandalorian” title character, had been cast in HBO’s “The Last of Us” series, an adaptation of the popular video game franchise, raising more questions about the future production of the third season, which isn’t slated for several months if not more than a year. Disney+ recently announced several “Star Wars” series to fill the void.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after five weeks in the top spot. It also slipped a spot to No. 6 on the overall TV chart. Demand expressions dropped 4.3% to give the show 62.6 times average demand.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained stuck at No. 3 with expressions up just 2% to give the series 61.2 times the demand of the average show. It was again the No. 7 overall most-demanded TV series in the U.S., though Parrot reported that it was the most-demanded show worldwide.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” maintained the No. 4 spot, with 47.7 times average demand and expressions down 1.7%. It was No. 10 on the overall TV show list.

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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 for the fourth week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 99.8 times average demand. The anime series is currently releasing episodes in its final season.

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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 Fifth Week; ‘WandaVision’ Climbs to No. 3

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a fifth consecutive week the week ended Feb. 6. It slipped two spots to No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 65.3 times the demand of an average show, after a 9.6% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and fell to No. 6 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions up 0.4% and the show having 63.1 times average demand.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed a spot to No. 3. It saw expressions climb 21.9% to give it 60 times the demand of the average show.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 4, with 48.5 times average demand and expressions down 5.7%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” jumped up six spots to rejoin the top 10 at No. 10, with news production on the third season has begun. It had a 10.6% rise in expressions to bring it to 25.9 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 “Attack on Titan,” with 110.5 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’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fourth Week

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a fourth consecutive week the week ended Jan. 30. It also remained No. 3 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 72.6 times the demand of an average show, after a 14.1% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and No. 5 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions down 6.9% and the show having 63 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 51.6 times average demand and expressions down 3.4%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed two spots to No. 4, with its fourth episode debuting Jan. 29. It saw expressions climb 47.5% to give it 49.4 times the demand of the average show.

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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 “Attack on Titan,” with 99.9 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.

Nielsen: ‘The Mandalorian’ Knocks Netflix Off Weekly SVOD Chart Top Spot

The final episode of the Disney+ original series “The Mandalorian” finally enabled the “Star Wars” spinoff to bump for the first time perennial chart topper Netflix off Nielsen’s weekly tracking (through Dec. 20) of SVOD programs streamed on the television.

The season two finale helped “The Mandalorian” generate 1.33 billion minutes streamed across 16 episodes. Previous topper “The Office” tracked 1.31 billion minutes across 192 episodes, while “The Crown” realized 772 million minutes across 40 episodes.

Regardless of “The Mandalorian” breakthrough, Netflix programming took nine of the top 10 spots in competition with Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

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Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.