‘Mandalorian’ Returns to Top Spot on Parrot’s TV Demand Charts

The Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” returned to the No. 1 spot on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Jan. 4, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital original” is 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+.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 142.2 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 22.9% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it was No. 2.

The first-season finale of “The Mandalorian” became available Dec. 27, and creator Jon Favreau announced season two was coming this fall. The show might have also received a bit of a boost thanks to overall “Star Wars” chatter fueled by the theatrical release of The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth chapter of the “Star Wars” saga.

“The Mandalorian” had been the top digital original for five consecutive weeks before Netflix’s “The Witcher” took over the top spot a week ago. “The Witcher” dropped to No. 2 on both charts. “The Witcher” pulled 132.3 million expressions, up 4.3% from the previous week.

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Netflix’s psychological thriller “You” moved up to No. 3, from No. 7 the previous week, following the Dec. 26 release of its second season. Expressions were up 176.2% to 96.3 million.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, registering 79 million expressions, up 5.4% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” slipped a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 3.1% to 53 million.

Hulu’s “Letterkenny” made a big move on the originals chart to No. 9, from No. 16 the previous week, following the Dec. 25 premiere of the eighth season. Expressions rose 31.2% to 30.9 million.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

Of the 10 most demanded series in all of television by U.S. audiences for the week, four are digital originals: “The Mandalorian,” “The Witcher,” “You” and “Stranger Things.” Parrot expects the trend of digital originals appearing more frequently on the overall TV chart to continue into 2020, after digital originals making rare appearances on the overall chart for much of the past two years.

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.

‘Game of Thrones’ Most Pirated TV Show in 2019

HBO may be back atop the industry when it comes to award nominations and wins, but the premium channel’s programming also has the distinction of being the top pirated.

Citing data from file-sharing platform BitTorrent, separate site TorrentFreak said HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was the most pirated TV show in 2019. That was followed by the Award-winning miniseries Chernobyl and Disney+ rookie series “The Mandalorian.”

“Thrones” was also the most pirated TV show in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The show didn’t air episodes in 2018.

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Other top pirated series included “The Big Bang Theory,” “Vikings,” “The Walking Dead” (a previous winner), “Rick and Morty,” and DC Comics shows “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”

Indeed, TorrentFreak contends the mere presence of new “Thrones” content in 2019 spiked illegal viewing 8% worldwide.

“The demand for piracy of ‘Game of Thrones’ is unprecedented,” Phil Taylor, analyst at Muso, told the platform. “The demand for “GOT” was so high that it visibly increased traffic for domains such as thepiratebay.org.”

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‘The Witcher’ Conjures No. 1 Spot on Parrot’s TV Demand Charts

Netflix’s”The Witcher” took over the No. 1 spot on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Dec. 28, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital original” is 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+.

All eight episodes of the series, which is based on a series of fantasy novels, were released on the streaming platform Dec. 20. For the week, “The Witcher” registered 126.8 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was  up 361% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it was No. 9.

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The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which had been the top digital original for five weeks, slid to No. 2, with 115.7 million expressions, a 2.1% bump from the previous week. The finale of the first season debuted Dec. 27.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart,  registering 74.9 million expressions, up 6.4% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” slipped a spot to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 3.1% to 53 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s fourth season of “The Expanse” dropped a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 5.8% to 37 million.

Netflix’s “You” returned with its second season Dec. 26, and thus jumped to No. 7 on the originals chart from No. 15 the previous week, with expressions up 43.5% to 33.8 million.

The Apple TV+ series “Truth Be Told” gained 24.8% in expressions from the previous week to 32 million, climbing to No. 9 from No. 13 following its Dec. 27 first season finale.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

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.

‘The Witcher’ Second-Most-Popular Netflix Series in 2019 — Just 10 Days After Release

In the viewer-driven SVOD world, data validates across multiple levels, including marketing.

Netflix reportedly didn’t waste any time proclaiming its new original series, “The Witcher,” a genuine hit. The SVOD behemoth said the series, which launched Dec. 20, has already become the second most-popular original series of the year in the United States behind the third season of “Stranger Things.”

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A mixed bag among critics, “The Witcher,” based on the fantasy novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and starring Henry Cavill, found itself among Top 10 lists in five key Netflix territories outside the United States: France, Germany, United Kingdom, India and Australia.

Parrot Analytics said “The Witcher” dethroned Disney+ original series, “The Mandalorian,” with 127 million “demand expressions” compared with 115 million for the Jon Favreau “Star Wars” series from Dec. 22 to 28.

“The Mandalorian” unseated Netflix’s “Stranger Things” after 21 weeks during the week of Nov. 17 to 23.

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Netflix reportedly compiles Top 10 lists based on household streaming of a show for at least two minutes daily over a 28-day period. For “The Witcher,” Netflix projected data based on 10 days of streaming, according to BusinessInsider. The service did not disclose actual household tallies.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ SVOD Originals Chart for 5th Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Dec. 21, its fifth straight week on top of that chart.

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 Mandalorian” also returned to the top spot on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows, including broadcast and cable, after being bumped to No. 2 a week earlier by Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 113.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was  up 4% in expressions compared with the previous week.

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Netflix’s “Stranger Things” stayed at No. 2 on the digital originals chart,  registering 70.4 million expressions, up 6.2% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” kept the No. 3 spot on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 12.9% to 54.7 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s fourth season of “The Expanse” rose three spots to No. 4, with expressions up 19.4% to 39.2 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dropped a spot to No. 5, with expressions down 7.7% to 38.1 million.

The most notable addition to the digital originals chart for the week was Netflix’s “The Witcher.” The fantasy series, which debuted Dec. 20, landed at No. 9, from No. 36 the previous week, with expressions up 57.4% to 27.5 million.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

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.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ SVOD Originals Chart for 4th Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Dec. 14, its fourth straight week on top.

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+.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 109 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 8.4% in expressions compared with the previous week.

On Parrot’s list of overall TV shows, including broadcast and cable, “Mandalorian” was No. 2, unseated after three weeks by Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” as the popular cartoon character appeared in The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage, which was simulcast across four Nick-owned channels Dec. 7. It marked the first time in 25 weeks an SVOD series wasn’t on top of the overall TV demand chart, since “Game of Thrones” at the end of June.

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Netflix’s “Stranger Things” climbed back to No. 2 on the digital originals chart,  registering 66.3 million expressions, down 10.1% from the previous week.

Swapping spots with “Stranger Things” was DC Universe’s “Titans,” which slid to No. 3 on the digital exclusives chart, with expressions down 15.9% to 62.8 million. While the finale of the second season was released Nov. 29, a glimpse of the show was seen in the CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event Dec. 8.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” jumped two spots to No. 4, with expressions up 49% to 41.3 million. The third season of the Award-winning series was released Dec. 6.

Netflix’s “Lucifer,” stayed at No. 5, its expressions up 19.7% to 34.9 million. Similarly to “Titans,” “Lucifer” star Tom Ellis made a cameo on the CW “Crisis” crossover Dec. 10.

Amazon Prime Video’s fourth season of “The Expanse,” which was released Dec. 12, joined the digital originals top 10 at No. 7, from No. 14 the previous week. Expressions were up 34.4% to 32.9 million.

The Apple TV+ crime drama “Truth Be Told” climbed to No. 10 from No. 70 the previous week, with expressions up 151.5% to 27.8 million.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

Parrot Analytics also just unveiled its new public-facing website with demand data about select TV shows for the U.S. and other markets. The “Truth Be Told” profile can be found here.

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.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts for 3rd Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital exclusives rankings the week ended Dec. 7, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital exclusive” 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+.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 118.9 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was down 10% in expressions compared with the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” stayed at No. 2 on the digital exclusives chart, with expressions down 13% to 74.7 million. The finale of the second season was released Nov. 29.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 3, registering 73.8 million expressions, down 3.4% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “The Crown” remained at No. 4 on the exclusives chart, with expressions down 21.2% to 37.5 million.

Another Netflix series, “Lucifer,” stayed at No. 5, its expressions down 7.7% to 29.1 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” jumped up from No. 57 to No. 6, with expressions up 126.4% to 27.7 million. The third season of the Award-winning series was released Dec. 6.

The first Apple TV+ series to join the digital originals top 10 was “See” at No. 7, from No. 11 the previous week. Expressions were up 4.8% to 27.6 million.

DC Universe’s animated “Harley Quinn” placed at No. 9 after premiering Nov. 29, up from No. 47. Expressions rose 97.9% to 27.4 million.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital exclusive 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.

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ Global In-Demand Charts

After just three weeks since its Nov. 12 debut on the new Disney+ subscription streaming service, the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” is the most in-demand series in the world, according to data tracking firm Parrot Analytics.

The show has already been the top series in the United States for the past two weeks according to Parrot’s proprietary “demand expressions” metric, toppling a 21-week run by Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

Parrot Analytics’ measurement of demand for television shows includes social media engagement, video streaming and peer-to-peer protocols, photo sharing, blogging, and research platforms.

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For the week ended Dec. 1, “The Mandalorian” was 31.9 times more in-demand than the average title on a global basis. In comparison, Netflix’s “The Crown,” which just launched its third season, achieved 15 times the average, “Stranger Things,” which hasn’t had a new episode since July, registered a 18.9 multiplier. Among network and cable series, the CW’s “The Flash” was at 21.6 times, and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” managed 28.3 times.

“The Mandalorian” is also in the running for the Most In-Demand Series Debut in the World at the upcoming Global TV Demand Awards. Other contenders in this awards category include Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” Apple TV+’s “See” and the HBO miniseries Chernobyl.

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Taking place Jan. 21 at the NATPE: Miami conference, Parrot Analytics’ Global TV Demand Awards honors the most in-demand shows of 2019. In addition to the Most In-Demand Series Debut category, other categories include: Most In-Demand TV Show in the World, Most In-Demand Digital Original in the World, Most In-Demand Drama Series in the World, Most In-Demand Comedy Series in the World, Most In-Demand Documentary Series in the World, Most In-Demand Variety Series in the World, Most In-Demand Reality Series in the World, Most In-Demand Superhero Series in the World, Most In-Demand Export From Latin America, Most In-Demand Export From Asia, and Most In-Demand Export From Europe.

The winners of the 2nd Annual Global TV Demand Awards will be determined based on demand data from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.

 

‘Mandalorian’ Tops Parrot Analytics’ TV Demand Charts for 2nd Week

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 1 on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital exclusives rankings the week ended Nov. 30, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital exclusive,” previously known as a “digital original,” is 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+.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 132.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 31.9% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it had 100.3 million expressions.

DC Universe’s “Titans” rose a spot to No. 2 on the digital exclusives chart, with expressions up 20.6% to 85.9 million. The finale of the second season was released Nov. 29.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 3, registering 76.3 million expressions, down 6% from the previous week.

Netflix’s “The Crown” remained at No. 4 on the exclusives chart, with expressions up 14.2% to 47.6 million.

Another Netflix series, “Lucifer,” climbed a spot to No. 5, its expressions up 6.7% to 31.6 million.

Netflix’s “The Dragon Prince” jumped up from No. 57 to No. 6, with expressions up 158.3% to 31.1 million. The third season of the animated series was released Nov. 22.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital exclusive 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.

‘Mandalorian’ Climbs Past ‘Stranger Things’ to Top of TV Demand Charts

The Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” took over the No. 1 spot on not only Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Nov. 23, but also the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

A “digital original” is 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+.

Set in the “Star Wars” universe, “The Mandalorian” tells the story of a bounty hunter who takes a personal interest in his latest job. It is the flagship series of the new Disney+ streaming service, which launched Nov. 12. “The Mandalorian” had climbed to No. 3 on the digital originals charts after the service made available its first two episodes, which introduced a character that quickly became the subject of a popular Internet meme that no doubt influenced the series’ rapid rise to No. 1 after the Nov. 22 release of the third episode.

For the week, “The Mandalorian” registered 100.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 151% in expressions compared with the previous week, when it had 39.9 million expressions.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which had been comfortably nestled in the top spot for 21 straight weeks, slid to No. 2, registering 81.2 million expressions, down 20% from the previous week.

DC Universe’s “Titans” dropped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart, with expressions up 24.8% to 71.2 million. The finale of the second season will be available starting Nov. 29.

Netflix’s “The Crown” returned after a two-year hiatus and a new main cast, with all 10 episodes of the third season being available Nov. 17. As a result, the series jumped to No. 4 on the originals chart, from No. 22 a week earlier, as expressions rose 134% to 41.7 million.

Slipping a spot to No. 4 was Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” down 1.6% in expressions to 30.8 million.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Man in the High Castle” rose to No. 7, from No. 30 the previous week,  with expressions up 73.8% to 28.8 million. The fourth and final season was released Nov. 15.

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The Demand Expressions metric draws from 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.

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.