- Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
- This week includes Netflix’s “Elite” and Disney Plus’ “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
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Netflix’s “Elite” returned this month and Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” shows remain strong.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US.
The data is based on “demand expressions,” Parrot Analytics’ globally standardized TV-demand measurement unit. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance, so a stream or a download is a higher expression of demand than a “like” or a comment on social media, for instance.
Below are this week’s nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services:
9. “Narcos: Mexico” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 36,723,476
Description: “Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new ‚Narcos’ saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel’s ascent.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 86%
What critics said: “Narcos: Mexico is still comfort food for crime-drama lovers, but there are additional spices for extra kick. ” — Uproxx (Season 2)
Season 2 premiered February 13 on Netflix. See more insights here.
8. “Elite” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 40,424,169
Description: “When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 100%
What critics said: “Élite is still glossy, and yes, everyone on the show is painfully good-looking, but all three seasons of Netflix’s best teen drama feel far more real and relevant than any of its peers right now, particularly when it comes to LGBTQ representation.” — Digital Spy (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered March 13 on Netflix. See more insights here.
7. “Star Trek: Picard” (CBS All Access)
Average demand expressions: 41,073,214
Description: “‘Star Trek: Picard’ features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 87%
What critics said: “Picard is a series that can’t resist the allures of the past, often at the expense of its own narrative and original characters.” — Ian Thomas Malone (season 1)
Season 1 premiered on January 23 on CBS All Access. See more insights here.
6. “Titans” (DC Universe)
Average demand expressions: 42,678,104
Description: “‘Titans’ follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 81%
What critics said: “Re-shuffles an already pretty good show, and resets it with a promising new beginning.” — Den of Geek (Season 2)
Season 2 premiered on DC Universe on September 6. See more insights here.
5. “The Witcher” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 43,759,874
Description: “Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 67%
What critics said: “It is messy, and absurd, but also — it is fun.” — The Atlantic (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20. See more insights here.
4. “On My Block” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 48,140,731
Description: “In a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four smart, funny and streetwise teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89%
What critics said: “This show at times delivers the textbook definition of emotional whiplash. But on the other hand, it’s often a hell of a ride.” — Collider (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered on Netflix on March 11. See more insights here.
3. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Disney Plus)
Average demand expressions: 54,397,687
Description: “From Dave Filoni, director and executive producer of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, exploring the events leading up to ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.'”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 7): 100%
What critics said: “I’m so happy to be writing these words: The Clone Wars is back baby, and it’s good!” — SFX Magazine (season 7)
Season 7 premiered on February 21 on Disney Plus. See more insights here.
2. “The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)
Average demand expressions: 59,380,523
Description: “After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 93%
What critics said: “A piece of fragrant cheese in the trap of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney .” — Independent (Season 1)
1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 70,101,678
Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89%
What critics said: “With risk comes reward, and in the end, the show feels all the more fresh because of it.” — Film School Rejects (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered July 4 on Netflix. See more insights here.
Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.