October 18, 2021
The Emmy-winning Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Oct. 15. With the final episode of the soccer comedy’s second season released Oct. 8, the series had 41.6 times the demand of an average show, and a 2% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Ted Lasso” was No. 6 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
HBO Max’s “Titans” climbed to No. 2 on the digital originals chart as its third season wraps up. The superhero series had a 2.5% rise in demand expressions to give it 41.2 times the demand of an average show. “Titans” was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
Netflix’s South Korean import “Squid Game” dropped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart. The survival drama had 40.9 times the average series demand and was up 0.8% in demand expressions. “Squid Game” was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 4 on the originals chart. The series had a 1.2% rise in demand expressions to give it 38.6 times the demand of an average show. “Stranger Things” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 5 with 29.6 times average demand and a 6.4% drop in demand expressions.
Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” a mystery series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as a podcasting trio, continues to make a space in the top 10, rising to No. 6 with 28 times average demand and a 3.4% rise in demand expressions.
Netflix’s “You” had the biggest jump into the top 10, up 11 spots to No. 7 with 27.1 times average demand after a 32.7% rise in demand expressions. following the Oct. 15 release of its third season.
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 71.2 times average demand.
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.