Disney Plus' Marvel shows are the 2 biggest streaming series in the US right now, beating out Netflix

Travis Clark
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"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." Marvel Studios
  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.

  • Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series.

  • Disney Plus' two Marvel Cinematic Universe shows, "WandaVision" and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," are the top two most in-demand original streaming shows in the US this week.

  • "The Witcher" rejoined the list after season two wrapped filming.

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9. "Lucifer" (Netflix)

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John P. Fleenor/Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 23.7

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 5): 82%

What critics said: "Overall, there is plenty of good stuff here, the show just requires what it always does — taking its humour with a pinch of salt and just strapping in to enjoy the ride" — Daily Express (Season 5)

Season 5 premiered on Netflix on August 21. See more insights for "Lucifer."

8. "Titans" (HBO Max)

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DC Universe

Times more in demand than average show: 24.6

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: "Bruce, Deathstroke, and Rose so far form an impressive trio of new characters that breathe life into the show. They seem to be well cast, and open up the story up to many possible new plot-lines." — Forbes (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on DC Universe in September, 2019. See more insights for "Titans."

7. "The Witcher" (Netflix)

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"The Witcher" stars Henry Cavill. Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 24.9

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: "The Witcher, for all its convoluted inanity, manages to buck expectations of female characters in a TV fantasy series simply by writing them the way men in the genre normally are." — Daily Beast (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20, 2019. See more insights for "The Witcher."

6. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Disney Plus)

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Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 28.7

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: "All the major names that returned to the Star Wars movies over the past half-decade were certainly exciting, and hearing animation stalwart Dee Bradley Baker's voice in new episodes of The Clone Wars is in many ways equally thrilling." — Syfy Wire (season 7)

Season 7 premiered on February 21, 2020 on Disney Plus. See more insights for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

5. "Cobra Kai" (Netflix)

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Cobra Kai" Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 30.6

Description: "Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the 'Karate Kid' films."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 90%

What critics said: "Even with its flaws in season three, Cobra Kai hasn't just honored the Karate Kid way of storytelling, but mastered it." — RogerEbert.com (season 3)

Season 3 premiered on January 1 on Netflix. See more insights for "Cobra Kai."

4. "The Mandalorian" (Disney Plus)

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"The Mandalorian" season two, episode five, "The Jedi." Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 37.3

Description: "After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%

What critics said: "The Mandalorian is a joyous example of how to exist inside a well-worn world with panache. Long may the Force be with it." — Cultural Conversation (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on Disney Plus on October 30. See more insights for "The Mandalorian."

3. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)

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"Stranger Things 2." Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 38.7

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: "What these ideas come down to, in the show's thrillingly propulsive and self-consciously familiar conclusion, is the nature of a country that fully believes it's the greatest in the world while also being well aware of its own capacity for destruction." — The Atlantic (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019, on Netflix. See more insights for "Stranger Things."

2. "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" (Disney Plus)

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Emily VanCamp on "The Falcon and the Winter Solider." Disney Plus/Marvel Studios

Times more in demand than average show: 39.3

Description: "Marvel Studios' 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of 'Avengers: Endgame,' team up on a global adventures that tests their abilities — and their patience."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 96%

What critics said: "There's a lot to like about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but at times, especially in 'Power Broker' it seems more like a collection of good (even great) scenes or set pieces that don't quite add up to a satisfying whole." — Indiewire (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney Plus on March 19. See more insights for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."

1. "WandaVision" (Disney Plus)

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Evan Peters on episode five of "WandaVision." Disney Plus/Marvel Studios

Times more in demand than average show: 40.6

Description: "Marvel Studios' captivating new series 'WandaVision' stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: "It's unlikely that this show, with this focus, could ever have been successful without Elizabeth Olsen's indelible central performance." — NPR (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney Plus January 15. See more insights for "WandaVision."

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