The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week
- Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand TV shows on streaming services.
- This week includes new entries “Black Mirror” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
Netflix’s “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” has given the sci-fi anthology series a boost and fans love that “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is back for its final season. But “Stranger Things” still reigns supreme in anticipation for its third season this summer.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the seven most “in-demand” TV shows on streaming services. The data is based on “demand expressions,” the globally standardized TV demand measurement unit from Parrot Analytics. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance, so a stream or download is a higher expression of demand than a “like” or comment on social media.
Below are this week’s seven most popular shows on Netflix and other streaming services:
7. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 23,719,116
Description: “The extraordinary Baudelaire orphans face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 100%
What critics said: “A tragic story of loss, grief, and how life grows more and more unfair with each passing year lived, but the truths told in these three excellent seasons are pushed into the realm of entertainment by the enthusiasm and talent of its storytellers.” — Ben Travers, Indiewire
Season 3 premiered on Netflix January 1.
6. “Marvel’s Daredevil” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 24,416,766
Description: “Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 96%
What critics said: “It wasn’t great, but it was the first Marvel/Netflix season in years where the ratio of what worked versus what didn’t was positive — a bounceback this show, and this entire mini-franchise, very badly needed.” — Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone
Season 3 premiered on Netflix October 19. The show was recently canceled.
5. “Narcos: Mexico” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 24,830,474
Netflix description: “Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new ‘Narcos’ saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel’s ascent.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 86%
What critics said: “If you liked Narcos, you’ll like this. But I’m beginning to find it exhausting.” — Joshua Rivera, GQ
Season 1 premiered on Netflix November 16.