October 12, 2020
Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 10. The debut of the finale of the second season Oct. 9 bumped “The Boys” up from the third spot a week earlier, giving it 62.5 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 19.3%.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped a spot to No. 2. Demand expressions were down 4% to give the show 62 times average demand.
“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, dropped to No. 3. The show had 57.3 times the demand of the average series, with expressions up 5% for the week.
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed at No. 4. It had 45.5 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions down 2.9%.
Netflix’s “Lucifer” rose two spots to No. 5, with expressions dropping 0.14% to give the show 35 times average demand.
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 88.5 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 7 on the overall TV list.
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.