‘Wednesday’ Up to No. 2 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart; ‘Stranger Things’ Still No. 1

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Dec. 2. The series had a 3.1% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 65.7 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

Another Netflix series, the “Addams Family”-inspired “Wednesday,” climbed eight spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart. The show, about the misadventures of the Addams daughter at a boarding school, had a 45.7% rise in demand expressions in the week since its Nov. 23 debut, giving it 41.7 times the demand of an average series.

HBO Max’s superhero series “Titans” remained No. 3 with a 3.4% rise in demand expressions, giving it 39.5 times average demand. The show is in the midst of its fourth season, with the first batch of six episodes concluding Dec. 1. The remaining six of the season will bow in 2023.

No. 4 was the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which had a 7.8% rise in demand expressions to give it 39 times average demand. Lucasfilm announced the series’ third season would premiere March 1, 2023.

Another Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff, “Andor,” slid three spots to No. 5 with a 5.3% drop in demand expressions in the week after the Nov. 23 finale of its first season. It had 37.3 times average demand.

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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 “The Walking Dead” with 70.1 times average demand.

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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.


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