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‘Loki’ is the biggest streaming show worldwide, but has yet to top a Netflix hit in the US

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Tom Hiddleston on episode one of “Loki.”

  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
  • Parrot’s list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series.
  • Disney+’s “Loki” is the most in-demand series in the world. It’s quickly moved up the charts in the US, but Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is the top series this week.
  • Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” also gained in audience demand after its fourth season finale last week.
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9. “Titans” (HBO Max)

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Times more in demand than average show: 26.1

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 2): 81%

What critics said: “Bruce, Deathstroke, and Rose so far form an impressive trio of new characters that breathe life into the show. They seem to be well cast, and open up the story up to many possible new plot-lines.” — Forbes (Season 2)

Season 3 premieres on HBO Max on August 12. See more insights for “Titans.

8. “Cobra Kai” (Netflix)

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Cobra Kai”

Times more in demand than average show: 26.5

Description: “Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ films.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 90%

What critics said: “Even with its flaws in season three, Cobra Kai hasn’t just honored the Karate Kid way of storytelling, but mastered it.” — RogerEbert.com (season 3)

Season 3 premiered on January 1 on Netflix. See more insights for “Cobra Kai.”

7. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Disney+)

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Anthony Mackie on episode six of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

Times more in demand than average show: 26.9

Description: “Marvel Studios’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ team up on a global adventures that tests their abilities — and their patience.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 90%

What critics said: “Why must Sam, or anyone for that matter, don a nation’s name and symbols in order to be a fitting hero? The show never provides a satisfactory answer.” — Slate (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ on March 19. See more insights for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

6. “WandaVision” (Disney+)

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Elizabeth Olsen on episode eight of “WandaVision.”

Times more in demand than average show: 32.1

Description: “Marvel Studios’ captivating new series ‘WandaVision’ stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: “WandaVision is doing a great job of expanding the magical world of this fictional universe.” — Black Nerd Problems (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ January 15. See more insights for “WandaVision.”

5. “The Mandalorian” (Disney+)

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Rosario Dawson plays Ahsoka Tano in “The Mandalorian” live-action series.

Times more in demand than average show: 35.1

Description: “After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%

What critics said: “Aside from just being watchable TV, The Mandalorian season 2’s real strength is that it’s great Star Wars.” — Polygon (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on Disney+ on October 30. See more insights for “The Mandalorian.”

4. “Lucifer” (Netflix)

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“Lucifer”

Times more in demand than average show: 35.5

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 5): 85%

What critics said: “If you watch more for the whodunnit and less for the supernatural ingredients, you might find big themes — like immortality and the responsibility to rule the universe — a bit overwhelming. But you can still enjoy the show for all of its other parts.” — Ask (Season 5)

Season 5B premiered on Netflix on May 28. See more insights for “Lucifer.”

3. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” season four.

Times more in demand than average show: 35.9

Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 71%

What critics said: “After these 10 episodes, I feel confident in saying that The Handmaid’s Tale definitely redeemed itself after the season three slog.” — AV Club (Season 4)

Season 4 premiered April 28 on Hulu. See more insights for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

2. “Loki” (Disney+)

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Sophia Di Martino plays Sylvie in “Loki.”

Times more in demand than average show: 36.7

Description: “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki,’ the mercurial Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.'”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 1): 93%

What critics said: “Loki, in drawing inspiration not from the established MCU method but from the looser narratives of comic books, feels like a refreshing reset for the franchise.” — The Atlantic (season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ on June 9. See more insights for “Loki.”

1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

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“Stranger Things.”

Times more in demand than average show: 40.7

Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89%

What critics said: “Even while some things go a bit too predictably, the last two episodes tie everything and everyone together in spectacular, emotional fashion.” — Dallas Morning News (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019, on Netflix. See more insights for “Stranger Things.”

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