March 1, 2021
“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, finally reached the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended Feb. 27. With the show airing its second-to-last episode during the week, it had 63.6 times the demand of an average series, and a 0.6% 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” dropped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 16.9% and the show garnering 52.6 times the demand of the average show. It was No. 7 on the overall list.
Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” stayed at No. 3 on the digital originals chart and No. 8 on the overall TV chart. Demand expressions dropped 1.5% to give the show 51.9 times average demand.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” stayed at No. 4 with 49.6 times average demand and expressions down 1.5%. It was No. 10 on the overall TV show list.
The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained at No. 5 with 40.6 times average demand, but demand expressions were up 19.2% during the week with the news that the spinoff series “The Bad Batch” would debut on Disney+ May 4.
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 sixth week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 105.4 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.