'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' is the biggest streaming series in the US

Travis Clark
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"The Falcon and the Winter Solider." Chuck Zlotnick/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.

  • After a month, Disney Plus' "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" finally the topped the list as the most in-demand streaming original series in the US.

  • Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" made the list ahead of its season four debut next week.

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9. "Titans" (HBO Max)

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DC Universe

Times more in demand than average show: 23.8

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: "This hard-hitting drama provided much of the talented cast with some juicy material, while also allowing the show to continue to go from strength-to-strength." — What Culture (Season 2)

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

8. "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)

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"The Handmaid's Tale" Hulu

Times more in demand than average show: 24.4

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: "The Handmaid's Tale clearly wanted to illustrate how the dehumanization of a person can lead to that person dehumanizing others, to great peril; there's no doubt now that we were always supposed to see June's actions in the last several episodes as foolish, selfish, reckless, and cruel. But it didn't work, and now we're back at the beginning ..." — AV Club (Season 3)

Season 4 premieres April 28 on Hulu. See more insights for "The Handmaid's Tale."

7. "The Crown" (Netflix)

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Des Willie/Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 25.2

Description: "This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 96%

What critics said: "This new set of episodes continues to give us both the long run and the short, the epic and the specific, as it goes from strength to strength." — Boston Globe (season 4)

Season four premiered on November 15 on Netflix. See more insights for "The Crown."

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

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Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 28.2

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: "'The Clone Wars' kicked off its last season with a war-filled episode that will certainly have fans talking ... But the episode tells all "Star Wars" fans that it's time to unite one more time and get through the ongoing battle together." — Deseret News (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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Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 30.3

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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Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 36.1

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: "Now I see what all the fuss is about." — Polygon (Season 2)

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

3. "WandaVision" (Disney Plus)

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Teyonah Parris plays Monica Rambeau in "WandaVision." Disney Platform Distribution

Times more in demand than average show: 39

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: "WandaVision's commitment to confounding expectations might offer something few franchises as hoary as this one ever do - a fresh, surprising way in." — NPR (Season 1)

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

2. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)

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"Stranger Things." Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 40.3

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: "Season 3 balances good-natured laughs with charming nostalgia through likable characters doing battle against looming horrors. Yet it feels like it's propping up its past to justify its present." — Observer (Season 3)

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

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

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Anthony Mackie on "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

Times more in demand than average show: 43.2

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): 83%

What critics said: "A fascinating look at the inner lives of these heroes, one that simply wasn't on offer in the films." — San Francisco Chronicle (Season 1)

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

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