Hot Sheet: Four Toronto-shot series make digital originals list

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Prime Video's The Boys is among the Canadian-filmed titles in the top 10 the week of June 27 to July 3.

Four Toronto-shot series made the top 10 digital originals list for the week of June 27 to July 3.

Prime Video’s The Boys (pictured) came in at No. 2 and was 31.44 times more in demand than the average TV series in Canada for the week, according to Parrot Analytics. Other Toronto-filmed series on the list include Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy (26.32) at No. 4; Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (24.31) at No. 5; and Hulu original The Handmaid’s Tale (20.81) at No. 7.

Landing at No. 3 was Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi (28.52), which was directed by Toronto-born Deborah Chow.

Netflix’s sci-fi horror hit Stranger Things topped the overall TV shows and the digital demand charts for a seventh consecutive week as the final two episodes of its fourth season hit the streamer on July 1. The series was 101.98 times more in demand than the average TV series in Canada for the week.

Hulu original Only Murders in the Building cracked the the top 10 digital originals list following its season two premiere on June 28. Starring Canadian comedy veteran Martin Short, Selena Gomez, and Steve Martin, the mystery-comedy series, which is available on Disney+ in Canada, came in at No. 6.

In the overall TV series demand list, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants (32.31) ranked at No. 2, The Boys (31.44) at No. 3, Obi-Wan Kenobi (28.52) at No. 4, and Sesame Street (28.38) at No. 5.

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): 101.98 times more in demand
2. The Boys (Prime Video): 31.44
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+): 28.52
4. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix): 26.32
5. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (CTV Sci-Fi Channel): 24.31
6. Only Murders in the Building (Disney+): 21.01
7. The Handmaid’s Tale (Crave): 20.81
8. The Mandalorian (Disney+): 20.81
9. Our Flag Means Death (Crave): 20.56
10. Ms. Marvel (Disney+): 14.83

Top 10 Overall TV Shows: Canada

1. Stranger Things: 101.98
2. SpongeBob SquarePants: 32.31
3. The Boys: 31.44
4. Obi-Wan Kenobi: 28.52
5. Sesame Street: 28.38
6. Saturday Night Live: 27.14
7. The Umbrella Academy: 26.32
8. Better Call Saul: 25.13
9. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: 24.31
10. Love Island UK: 24.30

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 (linear, pay TV, SVOD and AVOD) in Canada. For example, a difference of 1x represents the market average and 10x means a series is 10 times more in demand than the average TV show in this market.

Image courtesy of Prime Video