Business_news The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week


“Mindhunter” season 2


  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides business Insider with the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services.
  • This week includes Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” and “Mindhunter.”
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Netflix’s “Mindhunter” is back after a two-year hiatus with season two, and the controversial (but popular) series “13 Reasons Why” returned on Friday.

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services. The data is based on “ demand expressions,” Parrot Analytics’ globally standardized TV demand measurement unit. 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, for instance.

Below are this week’s nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services (from August 14 to 20):

Business_news 9. “Mindhunter” (Netflix)


Average demand expressions: 23,505,887

Description: “In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 100%

What critics said: “‘Mindhunter’ is deeper, richer, and more affecting this go round, even as it steers away from studying proven killers.” — Indiewire (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on Netflix August 16.

Business_news 8. “Young Justice: Outsiders” (DC Universe)

DC Universe

Average demand expressions: 25,197,221

Description: “DC’s teenage Super Heroes come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets as the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a global and galaxy-wide genetic arms race.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 94%

What critics said: “The show is fun, smart, and crazy ambitious.” — The Mary Sue(Season 3)

The second half of season 3 premiered on DC Universe July 2.

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Average demand expressions: 26,682,701

Description: “Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 100%

What critics said: “The episodes fly by, and the characters reflect more on their naturalistic and hellish features and experiences, which further invigorates Lucifer and Chloe’s perfectly imperfect relationship.” — Film Inquiry (Season 4)

Season 4 premiered on Netflix May 8.

Business_news 6. “Titans” (DC Universe)

DC Universe

Average demand expressions: 30,066,101

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): 80%

What critics said: “DC Universe’s Titans is so good that once you get sucked in after watching episode one, you will find yourself wanting to Binge watch the other ten episodes.” — FlickDirect (Season)

Season 2 premieres on DC Universe September 6.

Business_news 5. “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix)


Average demand expressions: 32,825,901

Description: “Secrets. Lies. Revenge. Everyone at Liberty High has something to hide … and the truth is about to come out.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 25%

What critics said: “13 Reasons Why wraps what could be considered issues-of-the-week on a different teen drama into one sprawling, if bleak, coming-of-age story.” — Refinery 29 (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered August 23 on Netflix.