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- This week sees Netflix’s "Lucifer" revival debut on the list.
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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.
"Doom Patrol" is also still going strong as DC Universe prepares to roll out a new original series later this month, called "Swamp Thing."
Below are this week’s seven most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services:
7. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 27,679,800
Description: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%
What critics said: "When Stranger Things 2 digs into these characters, it tends to succeed." — Ben Travers, Indiewire
Season 3 drops July 4 on Netflix.
6. "The Handmaid’s Tale" (Hulu)
Average demand expressions: 27,905,691
Description: "A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 89%
What critics said: "The most compelling scenes in the new season are the ones that explore how exactly Gilead took over America, and that draw on contemporary events and figures with eerie relevance." — Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
Season 3 premieres June 25 on Hulu.
5. "Titans" (DC Universe)
DC Universe/Warner Bros.
Average demand expressions: 28,384,895
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 1): 79%
What critics said: "Titans is at its best when it revels in bold characters, insane plots, and eye-popping visuals." — Victor Stiff, That Shelf
Season 1 premiered on DC Universe October 12. Season 2 premieres this fall.
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