September 20, 2021
HBO Max’s “Titans” returned to the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Sept. 17. The superhero series had a 1.86% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, to give it 45.3 times the demand of an average show. “Titans” was No. 6 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
Netflix’s “Money Heist” slid to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, registering an 18.5% drop in demand expressions to give it 42.1 times average demand. “Money Heist” was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
Another Netflix series, “Lucifer” jumped three spots to No. 3 on the digital originals chart, taking 40.4 times the demand of an average show after a 31% rise in demand expressions. “Lucifer” was No. 10 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” stayed No. 4 on the digital originals chart, pulling in 40 times demand of an average series after a 3.2% rise in demand expressions.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slid to No. 5 on the digital originals chart with 39.5 times the demand of an average series after a 0.23% drop in demand expressions.
The series with the biggest demand surge was Hulu’s “Wu-tang: An American Saga” with a 47% increase in demand expressions to rise 14 spots to No. 10. It had 25.2 times average demand. The show about the history of the Wu-tang Clan and its music has released four out of six episodes from its second 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 78.6 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.