April 5, 2021
“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended April 3. It had 40.8 times the demand of an average series after a 3.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.
Meanwhile, the second Disney+ Marvel original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” jumped two spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after a 13.9% spike in demand expressions to give it 39.1 times average demand. It was No. 10 on the list of overall TV show demand.
Disney+ had a third show in the top five digital originals with the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” though it dropped a spot from the week before, to No. 4, garnering 36.5 times the demand of the average show after another 0.35% dip in demand expressions.
Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 37.5 times average demand and a 5% drop in demand expressions.
Rounding out the top five for the second week was Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” with 31.4 times average demand and a 0.2% drop in demand expressions.
With the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at No. 6, Disney+ had four shows in the top 10 digital originals, while Netflix had five, including “Lucifer” at No. 7, “The Witcher” at No. 9 and “The Crown” at No. 10.
The top 10 original not from one of those two streamers was HBO Max’s “Titans” at No. 8.
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 66.3 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.