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.
Netflix's "Lucifer" overtook hits like "Stranger Things" and Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" for this week's top spot after the second part of its fifth season debuted over Memorial Day weekend.
9. "The Boys" (Amazon Prime Video)
Times more in demand than average show: 24.3
Description: "In a more intense, more desperate Season 2 of THE BOYS, Butcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in Season 1. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 97%
What critics said: "Kripke and his writers have produced a show that's genuinely subversive in the way it critiques the superhero genre's big clichés." — Polygon (season 2)
Season 2 premiered on September 4 on Prime Video. See more insights for "The Boys."
8. "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" (Disney+)
Times more in demand than average show: 26.3
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): 89%
What critics said: "I don't think this series will re-invent the Marvel wheel or come with a clever new bent like we saw with WandaVision but it should satisfy Marvel fans." — Twin Cities Live (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on Disney+ on March 19. See more insights for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."
7. "Cobra Kai" (Netflix)
Times more in demand than average show: 28.2
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: "Cobra Kai goes out of its way to show us everybody's sides. But it's tough to gauge exactly what it thinks the truth is." — Vulture (season 3)
6. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Disney+)
Times more in demand than average show: 28.8
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! But don't you think for a second that I didn't notice Anakin's longer hair, which is both beautiful and worrisome ..." — SFX Magazine (season 7)
5. "WandaVision" (Disney+)
Times more in demand than average show: 29.1
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+ January 15. See more insights for "WandaVision."
4. "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
Times more in demand than average show: 32.4
Description: "A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 67%
What critics said: "Moss is extraordinary as ever ... It's a wonderful bit of work in a strong season of TV. But certain elements keep the show, as good as it's ever been, from being great." — Variety (Season 4)
3. "The Mandalorian" (Disney+)
Times more in demand than average show: 33.8
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: "It's no small feat to create a character who is well-rounded and sympathetic, while mostly hidden behind an expressionless mask. But all the credit goes to Pascal for imbuing the man, also known as Din Djarin, with layers of ever-present depth." — San Francisco Chronicle (Season 2)
2. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)
Times more in demand than average show: 41.7
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)
1. "Lucifer" (Netflix)
Times more in demand than average show: 48.3
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): 85%
What critics said: "This second half feels stronger than the first, in part because it does what Lucifer does best." — IGN (Season 5)
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