- Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand TV shows on streaming services.
- This week includes Netflix's British series "The Last Kingdom" and the recently canceled Marvel series, "Daredevil."
"Daredevil" remains in demand with audiences after Netflix canceled the Marvel series last week.
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.
This week's most in-demand shows also include newcomer "The Last Kingdom," a British series acquired by Netflix that has become a global hit, and "Narcos: Mexico," which claimed the top spot from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" after debuting on the list last week.
Below are this week's seven most popular shows on Netflix and other streaming services:
7. "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 21,127,210
Description: "Why did Hannah Baker take her own life? Her classmates all have secrets ... and the truth is about to come out."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 27%
What critics said: "It teeters over the exploitative line that it was always in danger of crossing, and then decides that it's not that big of a deal." — Joshua Rivera, Rolling Stone
Season 2 premiered on Netflix May 18. It's been renewed for a third season.
6. "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
Average demand expressions: 22,591,348
Description: "A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 91%
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 2 premiered on Hulu in April.
5. "The Last Kingdom" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 23,299,719
Description: "As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred — born a Saxon but raised by Vikings — seeks to claim his ancestral birthright."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 83%
What critics said (Season 3): "Earthy family drama abounds and it's the soapy elements that make it feel like home." — James Donaghy, The Guardian
Season 3 premiered on Netflix November 19.
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