Nielsen: ‘The Umbrella Academy 3’ Knocked ‘Stranger Things 4’ From Atop Weekly Chart Through June 26

New episodes from the third season of Netflix original series “The Umbrella Academy” knocked the streamer’s perennial polesitter “Stranger Things” from atop Nielsen’s top 10 streamed shows across domestic televisions from June 20-26. The series ended the period with nearly 2.5 billion minutes streamed compared with 2.4 billion for “Stranger Things” season four.
 
“Academy” benefited in part by the release of new episodes midweek while the final episodes of “Stranger Things” season four had not yet been released.
 
Meanwhile, Disney+ saw the streaming availability of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness help propel the streamer up the chart into third place with more than 1.43 billion minutes consumed.
 
Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Boys,’ ‘Umbrella Academy’ Lead on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended July 1, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 174 times the demand of an average series. The final two extra-long episodes of its fourth season debuted July 1, so it will likely see a huge increase in demand in the coming weeks as fans head to Netflix to watch them and discuss.

The Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart as its third season continues. It had a 3.9% drop in demand expressions to give it 56.5 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” climbed to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with a 53.5% increase in demand expressions and 54.5 times the average series demand. “Umbrella Academy” was No. 4 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

Two Disney+ “Star Wars” series rounded out the top five. “The Mandalorian” was No. 4 with 37.2 times average demand after a 2.3% drop in demand expressions. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” dropped a spot to No. 5 with a 7.9% decline in demand expressions and 34.1 times average demand.

Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” jumped nine spots to take No. 10, with a 31.7% increase in demand expressions after its June 28 second-season premiere. It had 29.3 times the average series 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 top non-streaming overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” at No. 2 with 65.8 times average demand.

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Netflix: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Week’s Most Viewed Title, ‘The Man From Toronto’ Top Film

The third season of “The Umbrella Academy” returned atop Netflix’s weekly chart with 124.53 million hours viewed on the English TV list the week ended June 26.

The apocalyptic drama was the most viewed Netflix title of the week and made the top 10 in 91 countries. “The Umbrella Academy” season one also entered the list with 27.23 million hours streamed as new viewers familiarized themselves with the series. “Stranger Things” season four came in second with 76.91 million hours viewed, while the first three seasons held steady on the list with 29.21 million hours viewed, 31.19 million hours viewed and 32.23 million hours viewed, respectively.

Streamers also followed the exploits of their favorite crime gang with the sixth and final season of “Peaky Blinders.” The series had 30.35 million hours viewed and appeared in the top 10 in 55 countries. New entrants on the list included suspenseful drama “You Don’t Know Me” (21.91 million hours viewed) and the Rowan Atkinson comedy “Man vs. Bee” (18.21 million hours viewed).

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On the feature film front, the odd duo you didn’t know you needed appealed to streamers. Starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, The Man from Toronto premiered atop the English Films List with 53.89 million hours viewed and made the top 10 in 92 countries. Spiderhead held steady in the second spot with 38.3 million hours viewed.

Based on the short story Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders, the film appeared in the top 10 in 93 countries. Adam Sandler’s Hustle continued to put points up on the board. The inspirational basketball drama was No. 3 with 26.05 million hours viewed. Based on the novel by Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato entered the list with 25.79 million hours viewed.

Taking viewers on a sweet journey through Italy, the film was in the top 10 in 88 countries. Chickenhare and the Hampster of Darkness brought families together as the film pulled in 10.96 million hours viewed. The South African film Collision was No. 7 on the list with 8.45 million hours viewed. The drama was in the top 10 in 47 countries. And Jennifer Lopez’s documentary Halftime, an intimate account of a pivotal moment in the superstar’s career, had 8.37 million hours viewed. 

On the non-English TV side, “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” debuted at No. 1 with 33.74 million hours viewed. The Korean remake of Spain’s “La Casa De Papel, ” filled with suspense, drama and $4 trillion at stake, made the top 10 in 51 countries. Indian crime drama “She” returned for season two with 9.49 million hours viewed. Based on the manga of the same name by Hirosshi Takashige, “Spriggan” had 9.12 million hours viewed in its first week. Returning favorites on the list included Spanish dramas “Intimacy” (16.56 million hours viewed) and “Our Blues” (9.25 million hours viewed), Mexican comedy “The War Next Door” season two (10.15 million hours viewed) and Brazilian dramedy “Maldivas” (8.46 million hours viewed). 

Indian comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 entered the non-English Films list at No. 1 with 12.29 million hours viewed. A new addition to the list includes Doom of Love with5.92 million hours viewed. Polish romantic comedy Heart Parade (9.1 million hours viewed), thriller The Wrath of God (8.45 million hours viewed) and Spanish action-adventure Centauro (6.51 million hours viewed) returned to the list. 

 

Report: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Tops Netflix Original Shows in U.S. in 2020

New data from HighSpeedInternet.com finds that the original sci-fi adventure series “The Umbrella Academy” was the most popular Netflix show in 17 states in 2020. The series, which saw 45 million subscribers stream the series on within its first month of release in 2019, was the third-most popular series on Netflix last year.

Following “The Umbrella Academy,” the list of the top 20 Netflix shows in 2020 also includes “Black Mirror,” “Mind Hunter,” “GLOW” and “Orange Is the New Black” — the latter ending its production run in 2019. Notably, former Netflix phenomenon “Tiger King” remains popular in Oklahoma and Kansas, while “Ozark” is tops in Missouri.

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To determine each state’s favorite Netflix show, HighSpeedInternet.com analyzed the most popular shows using Google Trends Data to discover which shows people in 50 states showed the most interest in 2020.

 

‘Mandalorian’ Maintains Dominance on Parrot’s TV Charts

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for a seventh-straight week the week ended Dec. 5, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a fifth week. It had 126.4 times the demand of an average TV series for the week and saw a 27.1% surge in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The boost is likely due to hype surrounding the return of a few fan-favorite characters in highly regarded, action-packed episodes. The Nov. 27 episode of “The Mandalorian” featured the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano, a character heavily featured in the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series. And the Dec. 4 episode featured the return of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, whose presence was teased earlier in the season.

In fact, the “Clone Wars” rose two spots on the digital originals chart to No. 4 after a 44.6% increase in demand gave it 57.1 times average demand, a boost no doubt directly attributable to synergy with the “Mandalorian” crossovers.

Hulu’s revival of the animated series “Animaniacs” moved up a spot to No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 25.1% jump in demand expressions to give it 62.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Crown” dropped a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. While the Internet continues to speculate as to how the portrayal of the British royal family on the series is affecting audience perception of them now, the show had a 12.8% drop in demand expressions to give it 62 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slid a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart, with 44.3 times average demand and expressions down 10.3%. While fans await season four, there is new content available from the show in the form of a couple of comic book series and tie-in novels.

Another Netflix original, “The Umbrella Academy” moved up two spots to re-enter the top 10 at No. 9 with 34 times average demand. It saw a 22.3% boost in demand expressions, likely tied to star Elliot Page’s Dec. 1 transgender status announcement.

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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+.

After “Mandalorian,” The No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 95.8 times average demand. Four digital originals cracked the overall top 10, with “Animaniacs” at No. 4, “The Crown” at No. 5 and “Clone Wars” at No. 6.

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‘Umbrella Academy’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fifth Week

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Sept. 5. In its fifth consecutive week as the top digital original, however, the series had a 15.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The series had 69.9 times the demand of the average series.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series, moved up seven spots to No. 2 with the show being rediscovered by audiences after its first two seasons became available on Netflix Aug. 28. Expressions were up 88.2%, pushing demand to 56.8 times the average series. Netflix will also have the third season in 2021.

Netflix’s “Lucifer,” based on a character from DC Comics’ “The Sandman,” slid a spot to No. 3, with expressions down 18.1% to give the show 54.7 times average demand.

Also dropping a spot, but giving Netflix the top four shows on the digital originals chart, was “Stranger Things,” which had 53.3 times the demand of the average series, while the show dropped 11% in demand expressions.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” dropped to No. 5. It had 46.9 times the demand of the average show, with expressions down 3.2%.

Returning to the top 10, moving up five spots to No. 8, was Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” which debuted the first three episodes of its second season Sept. 4. Expressions were up 24.2% to push demand to 30.8 times the average series. With new episodes available each week for the next month, “The Boys” will likely continue to climb up the digital originals chart.

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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 “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 93.9 times average demand. “Umbrella Academy” was No. 3 on the overall TV list.

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‘Umbrella Academy’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fourth Week

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 29. In its fourth consecutive week as the top digital original, however, the series had a 20.1% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The series had 79.4 times the demand of the average series.

Netflix’s “Lucifer,” based on a character from DC Comics’ “The Sandman,” rose two spots to No. 2, with expressions rising 53.1% to give the show 63.7 times average demand.

Dropping a spot to No. 3 was Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which had 57.2 times the demand of the average series, while the show dropped 5% in demand expressions.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” dropped to No. 4. It had 46.2 times the demand of the average show, with expressions down 1.2%.

DC Universe’s “Titans” remained at No. 5 after a 10% rise in expressions, giving it 41.4 times average demand.

Among the series returning to the top 10, DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn” jumped five spots to No. 7. Expressions were up 20.8% after the show was featured at the DC Fandome virtual event Aug. 22. Both seasons have been available on the new HBO Max streaming service since the beginning of August and will be released on Blu-ray by Warner Archive.

The biggest jump was “Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was a YouTube Premium original series for its first two seasons but has moved to Netflix. Starting Aug. 28 both seasons became available on Netflix as fans await the third season in 2021. A 109.4% rise in expressions pushed the show from No. 33 the previous week to No. 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 was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 105.7 times average demand. “Umbrella Academy” was No. 3 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Umbrella Academy’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Third Week

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 22. In its third consecutive week as the top digital original, however, the series had a 20.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The series had 98.7 times the demand of the average series, and also fell to No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

All 10 episodes of the second season of “Umbrella Academy” were released  by Netflix July 31, and a Parrot Analytics spokesperson the show’s decline in demand is a common pattern for all-at-once releases — achieving a very high post-release peak compared with a similar weekly release series that isn’t sustained with an influx of new episodes.

Holding at No. 2 was Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which  had 59.8 times the demand of the average series, while the show rose 7.4% in demand expressions. Parrot noted “Stranger Things,” which hasn’t bowed new episodes in more than a year, is an exception to the decline-in-demand norm, though this could owe to strong marketing behind the show an an aggressive merchandising blitz resulting in tie-in novels, comic books, games, toys and collectibles being readily available.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 3 for the week. It had 46.5 times the demand of the average show, with expressions up 10%.

Netflix’s “Lucifer,” based on a character from DC Comics’ “The Sandman,” rose three spots to No. 4, with expressions rising 37.6% to give the show 41.4 times average demand. The first batch of episodes from the fifth season was released Aug. 21.

That was followed by another show based on DC Comics characters, DC Universe’s “Titans,” which slipped a spot to No. 5 after a 0.6% drop in expressions, giving it 37.4 times average demand.

Three series moved back into the digital originals top 10, each climbing three spots from the previous week: Netflix’s “Dark” to No. 8; Amazon Prime’s “The Boys,” which is seeing a concerted marketing effort for its second season premiere Sept. 4, at No. 9; and Netflix’s “Narcos” at No. 10.

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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 “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 101.6 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Umbrella Academy’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” remained in the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings, as well as the data firm’s list of all TV shows, the week ended Aug. 15, its second consecutive week atop both charts. The series had 126 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show rose 4.1% from the previous week.

Holding at No. 2 was Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which  had 56.2 times the demand of the average series, while the show was down 1.5% in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 3 for the week. It had 42.7 times the demand of the average show, with expressions down 6.1%.

DC Universe’s “Titans” rose to the No. 4 spot with 38 times average demand and expressions up 7.6%.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” rose a spot to No. 5 with 35.4 times average demand and expressions up 5.6%.

The DC Comics-based series “Stargirl” climbed four spots to take No. 10 after the release of its first-season finale Aug. 10 on DC Universe. The series is shared between the streaming service and the CW broadcast network, which airs episodes a day after they debut online. Demand expressions rose 14.7% during the week to push the show to 28.4 times average demand. However, the show will no longer count as a digital original going forward as season two will debut solely on the CW.

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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+.

Following “Umbrella Academy,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 112 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 5 on the overall TV list.

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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.

‘Umbrella Academy’ Jumps to No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” jumped into the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Aug. 8, as well as the data firm’s list of all TV shows. The series had 121.7 times the demand of the average series, while demand for the show rose 154% from the previous week, when it was No. 2. The second season of the series debuted July 31 to push the series back up the charts.

The ever-popular Netflix series “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after seven consecutive weeks in the top spot. The popular series, a mainstay of the top 10 regardless of having new episodes recently available or not, had 57.4 times the demand of the average series, while the show was up 6.4% in in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 3 for the week. It had 45.7 times the demand of the average show, with expressions down 2.6%.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” stayed at No. 4, growing demand 8% to gain 38.7 times the average show.

DC Universe’s “Titans” held onto the No. 5 spot with 35.5 times average demand and expressions up 1.7%.

Two digital originals returned to the top 10. One was Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” which climbed to No. 7 from No. 15 the previous week. Demand for the subversive superhero series grew by 51.5%, pushing it to 33.4 times average demand. The push comes after an Aug. 4 trailer for the second season, which premieres Sept. 4.

DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn” climbed three spots to No. 8 after its first two seasons bowed on the HBO Max streaming platform Aug. 1. It had 31.5 times the demand of the average show, with expressions up 20.6% from the previous week.

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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+.

Following “Umbrella Academy,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 100.9 times average demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 5 on the overall TV list.

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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.