‘Clone Wars’ Takes Over Top Spot on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended April 25, its first time in the top spot.

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 12-episode seventh season of “The Clone Wars” debuted exclusively on Disney+ Feb. 21. The show, which chronicles the galactic war taking place between the “Star Wars” movies Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, previously aired five seasons on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2012, with a sixth season appearing on Netflix in 2014 after production was halted following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm.

All the episodes, plus the 2008 movie that began the series, are available from streaming on Disney+, with the new episodes meant to serve as a fitting conclusion for the series. The final four-part “Siege of Mandalore” story arc began April 17 and ties the end of the series into events of Revenge of the Sith, making them the most highly anticipated episodes of the new batch and explaining the show’s rise to the top spot. The final two episodes will be available May 1 and May 4, respectively.

“Clone Wars” registered 68 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 20.2% from the previous week, when it was No. 4.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart, down 9.6% from the previous week to 61.4 million expressions.

Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” dropped to No. 3, down 33.6% in expressions to 59.3 million. It had been most in-demand digital original the previous two weeks.

The other notable Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff, “The Mandalorian” remained at No. 4, up 5.2% to 55.4 million expressions. For Disney, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus lockdowns, the success of both “The Clone Wars” and “The Mandalorian” demonstrate the continued value of the “Star Wars” brand for the studio despite recent fan angst over the direction of the franchise.

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Netflix’s crime drama “Money Heist,” known internationally as “La Casa de Papel,” dropped to No. 5, with expressions down 9.3% to 53.4 million. The Spanish series was named by Parrot as the most in-demand series in the world after its fourth season debuted April 3.

Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” gained 13.6% in demand after releasing its shocking finale April 22, pushing expressions to 37.7 million and moving up three spots to No. 7.

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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.

Netflix Says 64 Million Households Watched ‘Tiger King’

With Netflix generating record subscriber growth in the first quarter, it follows that select high-profile shows from the SVOD behemoth are generating major viewing.

Netflix April 21 said 64 million households streamed original true crime documentary “Tiger King” since its March 20 debut, with another 85 million households checking out Mark Wahlberg’s Spenser Confidential, and 30 million watching reality series “Love is Blind.”

While Netflix used to tabulate viewing based on a subscriber watching at least 70% of a program, it now credits viewership based on just two minutes of streaming, which could arguably suggest the aforementioned programs have been largely sampled by tens of millions of subscribers.

‘Tiger King’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended April 18, its second consecutive week in the top spot.

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+.

“Tiger King,” which chronicles the feuds between several private exotic-animal owners in the United States, registered 89.3 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 0.4% from the previous week. The show also took over the top spot on the data firm’s overall list of TV series from any platform, including broadcast and cable.

With the limited series having become an Internet sensation since its March 20 debut, Netflix April 12 released an eighth episode, an “Aftershow” hosted by Joel McHale interviewing some of the people who appeared in the documentary.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart, down 2.4% from the previous week to 67.8 million expressions.

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Netflix’s crime drama “Money Heist,” known internationally as “La Casa de Papel,” stayed No. 3, with expressions down 14.7% to 58.8 million.

With Netflix in the top three spots, Disney+ took the next two with its two “Star Wars” shows. The animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” rose to No. 4, up 16.4% in expressions to 56.6 million. The final four-episode story arc of “The Clone Wars,” the highly anticipated “Siege of Mandalore” episodes that tie the show into the events of Revenge of the Sith, began April 17.

The “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” slipped to No. 5 on the originals chart, but demand rose 4% to 52.7 million after Disney+ announced an eight-part documentary series about the making of the show to debut May 4.

Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” entered the digital originals top 10 chart at No. 10, up two spots from the previous week. The minieries starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington rose 3% to 33.2 million demand expressions. The season finale will be available April 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 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.

‘Tiger King’ Ascends to No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” jumped to No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended April 11.

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+.

“Tiger King,” which chronicles the feuds between several private exotic-animal owners in the United States, registered 88.9 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. That was up 118% from the previous week, when it was No. 8. With the limited series having become an Internet sensation since its March 20 debut, Netflix April 12 released an eighth episode, an “Aftershow” hosted by Joel McHale interviewing some of the people who appeared in the documentary.

Parrot reported that, according to its audience attention measurement metrics, Tiger King is Netflix’s most demanded documentary ever, surpassing the second season of “Making a Murderer.”

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” slid to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, down 6% from the previous week to 69.5 million expressions. It had been No. 1 for eight weeks in a row.

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Netflix’s crime drama “Money Heist,” known internationally as “La Casa de Papel,” jumped to No. 3, with expressions up 81.8% to 69 million. The Spanish series was named by Parrot as the most in-demand series in the world after its fourth season debuted April 3.

With Netflix in the top three spots, Disney+ took the next two with its two “Star Wars” shows. “The Mandalorian” dropped two spots to No. 4, down 7.6% to 54.8 million expressions. And the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” slid to No. 5, down 6.8% in expressions to 48.6 million. The final four-episode story arc of “The Clone Wars” begins April 17.

Returning to the top 10 during the week was DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn,” which climbed to No. 9 from No. 11 the previous week. The second season of the animated Batman-universe spinoff premiered April 3. Expressions were up 3.9% to 36.6 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.

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Nabbed 34 Million Households in First 10 Days

Netflix may or may not have shrewdly launched (on March 20) the original documentary limited series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” during a pandemic.

In any event, the program is generating a lot of buzz — and eyeballs.

The seven-episode series, which explores the world of big cat breeding and bizarre underworld where the animals appear at times to be the least frightening characters, reportedly generated 34 million Netflix households in its first 10 days.

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The show has now become water cooler talk on radio, averaging 19 million per minute in the U.S. between March 20-29, according to Nielsen. The streaming interest topped season two of Netflix’s perennial juggernaut “Stranger Things” (17.5 million per minute), while falling just shy of season three (20.5 million).

Nielsen’s “SVOD content ratings” tracking does not factor in mobile, PC viewing and is limited to the United States — all factors Netflix executives in the past have cited as incomplete data on a show’s true viewership.

Regardless, Netflix has not officially released data on the show’s performance, and media reports say the SVOD pioneer is producing additional content around the show.

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‘Tiger King’ Roars Onto Parrot’s Top 10 Originals Chart

Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has become a cultural phenomenon thanks to a captivating subject matter and the coronavirus pandemic keeping people at home with plenty of time to watch TV. The show, which bowed its seven episodes on Netflix March 20, jumped to No. 8 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended April 4, up 434% from the previous week, when it was No. 110.

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+.

“Tiger King,” which chronicles the feuds between several private exotic-animal owners in the United States, registered 40.8 million average daily Demand Expressions, the proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. Netflix is reportedly preparing an eighth episode of the series to debut soon.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on the digital originals chart for the eighth-consecutive week, down 5.7% from the previous week to 65.5 million expressions.

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Demand for “Star Wars” continued to be split among the shows in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. The Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” stayed at No. 2 with 54.8 million expressions, down 4.7% from the previous week. And the animated Disney+ series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained No. 3, dropping 5.8% in expressions to 52.1 million.

The Netflix crime drama “Ozark” returned for a third season March 27, rising 86.5% in demand expressions to 46.7 million, placing it No. 4 from the week, compared with No. 20 a week earlier.

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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.