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- This week’s most in-demand streaming shows include Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “Dark.”
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Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services. 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 download is a higher expression of demand than a “like” or comment on social media, for instance.
Below are this week’s nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services:
9. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 24,223,427
Description: “Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 73%
What critics said: “Rosenberg’s series had its ups and downs, but [star Krysten] Ritter remained a powerhouse throughout … It’s a masterful performance, and while the first season of Jessica Jones remains the strongest, this run is perhaps Ritter’s best.” —RogerEbert.com (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered on Netflix June 14.
8. “Dark” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 24,689,414
Description: “A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 100%
What critics said: “I’m just glad ‘Dark’ exists. There should be more TV shows this unflinchingly devoted to exploring their own fantasies, as opposed to reheating older ones.” —The Ringer(Season 2)
Season 2 premiered on Netflix June 21.
7. “When They See Us” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 28,658,228
Description: “Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%
What critics said: “DuVernay makes an effective artistic choice by filming much of this through a blue filter, so that the boys’ world is enveloped by a Kafkaesque indigo gloom from which they — and the viewer — can find no escape.” —Newsday
The limited series premiered May 31 on Netflix.
6. “Lucifer” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 32,161,121
Description: “Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 100%
What critics said: “Lucifer combines style with a rather playful charm in its concept.” —Entertainment Voice (Season 4)
Season 4 premiered on Netflix May 8.
5. “Titans” (DC Universe)
Average demand expressions: 32,316,007
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 1): 79%
What critics said: “Titans is at its best when it revels in bold characters, insane plots, and eye-popping visuals.” —That Shelf (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on DC Universe October 12. Season 2 premieres this fall.
4. “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 35,279,534
Description: “A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of ‘Weeds’.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 6): 83%
What critics said: “The writing, always very good and this year aided and abetted by local novelist Merritt Tierce, is even better when it’s focused on the characters that have — in fits and starts — been so vividly brought to life.” —Dallas Morning News (Season 6)
The seventh and final season premieres on Netflix July 26.
3. “Black Mirror” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 37,109,788
Description: “This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 5): 67%
What critics said: “Black Mirror still feels right — precisely because it feels so wrong.” —ABC News Australia (Season 5)
Season 5 premiered on Netflix June 5.
2. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Average demand expressions: 39,660,557
Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 81%
What critics said: “If the show wants to be known as more than a white feminist dystopia, it has to do better.” —The Young Folks (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered June 5 on Hulu.
1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 101,748,753
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: “By doubling down on relationship stories, Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ delivers an oft-charming, deeper-than-expected, and ultimately enjoyable new chapter.” —Indiewire (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered July 4 on Netflix.
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