March 8, 2021
“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a second consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 6. With the show presenting its finale March 5, it had 66.1 times the demand of an average series, and a 3.6% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 5 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 2 for a second week on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 2.9% and the show garnering 51.2 times the demand of the average show. It was No. 8 on the overall list.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose a spot to No. 3 with 49.9 times average demand and expressions up 0.2%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.
Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped to No. 4 on the digital originals chart after a 10% drop in demand expressions, giving the show 46.8 times average demand.
The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained at No. 5 with 36.3 times average demand, while demand expressions were down 11% during the week.
Netflix’s “The Crown” rose a spot to No. 6 after a spike in demand expressions of 16.3% following its four Golden Globes wins Feb. 28, including Best Drama Series. It had 33.6 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 in terms of online demand for the seventh week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 100 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.