September 6, 2021
HBO Max’s “Titans” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Sept. 3, its third straight week in the top spot. The series had 44.9 times the demand of an average series after a 1.8% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. “Titans” was No. 5 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” stayed No. 2 on the digital originals chart with 42.2 times the demand of an average series after a 0.9% drop in demand expressions. “Stranger Things” was No. 8 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 39.4 times demand for an average series after a 0.9% dip in demand expressions.
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” rose a spot to No. 4 with 32.5 times average demand after a 4.3% drop in demand expressions.
“Loki,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe series from Disney+, slipped to No. 5. The series had 32.2 times the demand of an average series after a 6% dip in demand expressions.
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 77.5 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.