Hot Sheet: Stranger Things demand stays red hot in Canada

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Demand for the Netflix series remains high after hitting an all-time record last week following the release of season four's final two episodes on July 1.

Canadian viewers can’t seem to get enough of the Upside Down.

Netflix’s Stranger Things has held onto its No. 1 slot on both the top 10 digital originals and overall TV demand lists with little sign of a slowdown.

The global phenomenon was 132.86 times more in demand than the average TV series in Canada for July 11 to 17, according to Parrot Analytics. That number is four times higher than the second-highest ranking series, Prime Video’s The Boys (32.87), and came in only slightly lower than last week’s all-time record of 141.12.

The Boys is among four Ontario-shot series to remain on the digital originals list. Paramount+ series finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (21.59) came in at No. 4; Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy (18.49) ranked at No. 8; and Hulu original The Handmaid’s Tale (17.65) at No. 10.

Rounding out the top five of the digital list is Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building (23.26), which stars Canadian comedy veteran Martin Short, Selena Gomez, and Steve Martin, at No. 3, while Disney+ series The Mandalorian (20.1) came in at No. 5.

In the overall TV series demand list, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants (32.76) ranked at No. 3, followed by AMC’s Better Call Saul (31.44). Coming in fifth is NBC’s Saturday Night Live (25.85).

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): 132.86 times more in demand
2. The Boys (Prime Video): 32.87
3. Only Murders in the Building (Disney+): 23.26
4. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (CTV Sci-Fi Channel): 21.59
5. The Mandalorian (Disney+): 20.1
6. Our Flag Means Death (Crave): 19.2
7. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+): 19.01
8. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix): 20.73
9. Ms. Marvel (Disney+): 17.99
10. The Handmaid’s Tale (Crave): 17.65

Top 10 Overall TV Shows: Canada

1. Stranger Things: 132.86
2. The Boys: 32.87
3. SpongeBob SquarePants: 32.76
4. Better Call Saul: 31.44
5. Saturday Night Live: 25.85
6. Love Island UK: 24.78
7. Sesame Street: 23.78
8. Only Murders In The Building: 23.26
9. The Owl House: 22.8
10. Game Of Thrones: 22.74

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.

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