The top streaming TV shows last month: HBO Max's 'Titans' is a hit and Apple's 'Ted Lasso' still has momentum

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"Titans." HBO Max
  • Each month, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the most in-demand original streaming shows.

  • Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US.

  • Parrot Analytics measures audience demand, which reflects the desire of and engagement with, or overall popularity, of a series.

  • HBO Max's "Titans" saw the biggest surge in audience demand over the last month, as season three debuted in August - its first since jumping from the DC Universe platform to HBO Max.

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

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 26.8

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: "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."

8. "Lucifer" (Netflix)

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"Lucifer" Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 27.2

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): 81%

What critics said: "This second half feels stronger than the first, in part because it does what Lucifer does best." — IGN (Season 5)

Season 6 premieres on Netflix on September 10. See more insights for "Lucifer."

7. "Cobra Kai" (Netflix)

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Cobra Kai" Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 27.4

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: "It's a shot of adrenaline that's sorely needed right now, and it's wild that this show can still bring the heart, hurt, healing, and honor while revisiting two men whose life paths diverged following one fateful crane kick." — Uproxx (season 3)

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

6. "WandaVision" (Disney+)

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Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 28.2

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: "Marrying spectacle and emotion for a show that does credit to both its format and its franchise." — San Francisco Chronicle (Season 1)

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

5. "The Mandalorian" (Disney+)

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"The Mandalorian" Disney Plus

Times more in demand than average show: 33.0

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: "After The Rise Of Skywalker's disappointment, this franchise is finally on an exciting new path. This is the way." — NME (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on Disney+ on October 30, 2020. See more insights for "The Mandalorian."

4. "Loki" (Disney+)

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We need more of Alligator Loki (and the rest of the Loki gang, too). Marvel Studios

Times more in demand than average show: 35.5

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: "The centrality of the romance in Loki makes it stand out within the MCU-and signals how much potential there is in this kind of storytelling, should Marvel choose to mine it." — The Ringer (season 1)

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

3. "Ted Lasso" (Apple TV+)

Hannah Waddingham and Jason Sudeikis on “Ted Lasso."
Hannah Waddingham and Jason Sudeikis on “Ted Lasso,” now streaming on Apple TV

Times more in demand than average show: 37.9

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 2): 98%

What critics said: "It all rests on Golden Globe-winning Sudeikis's affable, biscuit-proffering Ted, a new-minted character who already carries glimmers of comedy immortality." — Financial Times (Season 2)

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

2. "Titans" (HBO Max)

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HBO Max

Times more in demand than average show: 41.9

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 3): 100%

What critics said: "Titans still comes with a harder edge and better action than the average CW superhero soap, but it's risking its heart and wit with a story that clearly favors a small portion of its cast." — Polygon (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered on HBO Max in Son August 12. See more insights for "Titans."

1. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)

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"Stranger Things." Netflix

Times more in demand than average show: 45.0

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: "... the show reveals how the kids-save-the-day model represents a romantic but ultimately uneven idealism that has echoes in our current political moment." — New Yorker (Season 3)

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

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