‘Titans’ Moves Up to No. 2 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart; ‘Stranger Things’ Still No. 1

HBO Max’s superhero series “Titans” climbed two spots to No. 2 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart the week ended Nov. 18.

The show saw a 4% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 38.2 times average demand. The show’s fourth season premiered Nov. 3.

But Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on the chart despite an 8% drop in demand expressions. Still, the series had 68.3 times the demand of an average series, enough for a fourth-place finish on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “Andor” rose from No. 5 to No. 3, taking 37.7 times average demand following a 7% rise in demand expressions as the show nears the end of its first season.

Netflix’s “The Crown” moved up from No. 7 to No. 4. The fifth season of the show, featuring a new cast exploring the British royal family’s tumultuous life in the 1990s, was released Nov. 9 with all 10 episodes. For the week, it had a 21% increase in demand expressions and 37.6 times average demand.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” fell from No. 2 to No. 5 with a 9% decrease in demand expressions after its fifth season finale Nov. 9, giving it 36.7 times the demand of an average series.

“Game of Thrones,” on HBO and streaming on HBO Max, was the No. 2 overall TV show in demand expressions for the week (behind perennial favorite “SpongeBob SquarePants”). It fell from the top spot 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+.

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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.