The top 9 streaming shows of the week, from 'Loki' to 'Ted Lasso'

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"Ted Lasso." Apple TV Plus
  • 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+'s "Loki" dropped in demand this week and wasn't able to top other shows like Netflix's "Stranger Things."

  • "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" dropped off the list this week while Apple's "Ted Lasso" returned ahead of its second season premiere this month.

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9. "Ted Lasso" (Apple TV+)

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"Ted Lasso" Apple TV Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 23.8

Description: "Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: "Ted Lasso is breezy and fun and full of heart, but its easy escapisms are also uneasy ones. They are mordant, but they are mournful too." — The Atlantic (Season 1)

Season 2 premieres July 23 on Apple TV Plus. See more insights for "Ted Lasso."

8. "Cobra Kai" (Netflix)

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"Cobra Kai" Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 27.7

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's electric first three seasons have done the Miyagi-verse proud — but one more battle royale ought to be just enough to make sure it goes out on a high." — NME (season 3)

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

7. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Disney+)

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 28.4

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 animation is better than ever, the spirit of the series-a more character-based version of the stories told between 'Attack Of The Clones' and 'Revenge Of The Sith' are as compelling as ever." — The Playlist (season 7)

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

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

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Luke on "Handmaid's Tale." Jasper Savage/Hulu

Times more in demand than average show: 30.0

Description: "A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 70%

What critics said: "This has become as grim as any violent action movie and Moss, who is usually terrific, now only deploys one expression — horrified disbelief. I can't care any more, don't feel anything any more, and this should be put out of its misery." — Daily Mail (Season 4)

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

5. "WandaVision" (Disney+)

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"WandaVision" Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 31.8

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: "Quirky, humorous and with fascinating characters, I'm interested to see what kind of long, strange trip Wanda and Vision have planned." — Colorado Springs Gazette (Season 1)

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

4. "Loki" (Disney+)

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Tom Hiddleston on episode one of "Loki." Disney

Times more in demand than average show: 32.0

Description: "In Marvel Studios' 'Loki,' the mercurial Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of 'Avengers: Endgame.'"

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 1): 92%

What critics said: "And as long as Hiddleston and Wilson keep at it, 'Loki' is worth watching, despite its shortcomings." — Arizona Republic (season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ on June 9. See more insights for "Loki."

2. (tied) "Lucifer" (Netflix)

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"Lucifer" Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 33.5

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: "Part of Lucifer's charm is it's always erred on the side of cheesy soap opera when it calls for it, but there are some real gut-punching, grounding moments this season." — Metro (Season 5)

Season 5B premiered on Netflix on May 28. See more insights for "Lucifer."

2. (tied) "The Mandalorian" (Disney+)

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"The Mandalorian" Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 33.5

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: "Where Season 1 sometimes struggled to maintain a coherent arc, though, Season 2 has a higher-stakes narrative thrust that builds momentum more effectively." — Sight and Sound (Season 2)

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

1. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)

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"Stranger Things." Netflix.

Times more in demand than average show: 39.3

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: "It's also worth noting that there's a new scene stealer in Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas' sister Erica, whose bratty attitude translates into hilarious disposition for the entire group." — US Weekly (Season 3)

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

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