Hot Sheet: Stranger Things leads overall TV demand in Canada

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Toronto-shot series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds came in at No. 3 on the digital originals list for the week of May 9, behind HBO Max's Our Flag Means Death.

Netflix original series Stranger Things is in high demand in Canada before the return of its fourth season on Friday (May 27).

Reigning at No. 1 for both the top 10 digital originals and top 10 overall TV shows in Canada, the 21 Laps Entertainment series, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Winona Ryder, was 36.32 times more in demand than the average TV series in Canada between May 9 to 15, according to Parrot Analytics.

Stranger Things has been consecutively high on the digital originals list, ranking No. 4 last week, while it fell to No. 7 in the overall TV series demand list.

Moving up from its No. 3 spot last week on the top digital originals chart is HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death (25.15) as it ranks No. 2, with Toronto-shot Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (24.82) at No. 3.

Rounding out the top five digital originals are Marvel Studios series Moon Knight (22.87) at No. 4, which moves down in rank after topping the digital originals demand in Canada for three straight weeks, and Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian (20.95) at No. 5. Both are available on Disney+.

In the top 10 overall TV shows in Canada, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (34.41) comes in at No. 2, followed by AMC’s Better Call Saul (32.37) at No. 3 and Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants (26.55) at No. 4.

See the chart from Parrot Analytics below for the top 10 digital originals and overall TV series demand in Canada.

Top 10 Digital Originals: Canada

1. Stranger Things (Netflix): 36.32 times more in demand
2. Our Flag Means Death (Crave): 25.15
3. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (CTV Sci-Fi Channel): 24.82
4. Moon Knight (Disney+): 22.87
5. The Mandalorian (Disney+): 20.95
6. Ozark (Netflix): 18.81
7. The Boys (Prime Video): 17.74
8. Star Trek: Picard (CTV Sci-Fi Channel): 16.41
9. Bridgerton (Netflix): 15.81
10. Halo (Paramount+): 15.24

Top 10 Overall TV Shows: Canada

1. Stranger Things: 36.32
2. Saturday Night Live: 34.41
3. Better Call Saul: 32.37
4. Spongebob Squarepants: 26.55
5. Our Flag Means Death: 25.15
6. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: 24.82
7. The Owl House: 23.82
8. Moon Knight: 22.87
9. Paw Patrol: 21.6
10. Game of Thrones: 21.23

Parrot Analytics calculates its Top 10 lists using Demand Expressions, which are shown by using a metric that demonstrates how much more in-demand the top series are than the average TV show in Canada. For example, a difference of 1x represents the market average and 10x means a series is ten times more in demand than the average TV show in this market.

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