August 30, 2021
HBO Max’s “Titans” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Aug. 27, its second straight week in the top spot. The series had 45.6 times the demand of an average series after a 10.5% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Titans” was No. 4 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
The top five remained unchanged from the previous week.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” stayed No. 2 on the digital originals chart with 42.5 times the demand of an average series after a 4.2% drop in demand expressions. “Stranger Things” was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” held onto the No. 3 spot on the digital originals chart, pulling in 39.6 times demand for an average series after a 6.9% rise in demand expressions.
“Loki,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe series from Disney+, stayed No. 4. The series had 34.1 times the demand of an average series after a 4.1% dip in demand expressions.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose a spot to No. 5 with 33.8 times average demand after a 2.2% rise in demand expressions.
The biggest jump into the top 10 for the week, at No. 7, was Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, with 27.8 times the average series demand. Its 58.1% increase in demand expressions came after the show’s fourth episode release on Aug. 25.
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 83.3 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.