The top streaming TV shows on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and others this week

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Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
Netflix’s “The Witcher” surged in demand this week and “The Umbrella Academy” returns for its second season on Friday.
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After weeks of lagging in audience demand, Netflix’s “The Witcher” surged again when the streaming giant announced a prequel series on Monday called “The Witcher: Blood Origin.”

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US.

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. The list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US.

“The Umbrella Academy” is also in high demand, as its second season debuts on Netflix on Friday.

Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian” inched a little closer to the top spot again after nabbing an Emmy nomination for best drama series this week, but still couldn’t beat “Stranger Things,” which also picked up a nod.

Below are this week’s nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services:

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9. “Lucifer” (Netflix)

Times more in demand than average show: 33.7

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: “What a ride, friends. We just enjoyed ten episodes of practically perfect television. Thank you, Netflix, for this gift.” — Entertainment Weekly (Season 4)

Season 5 premieres on Netflix on August 21. See more insights for “Lucifer.”

8. “Doom Patrol” (HBO Max/DC Universe)

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Times more in demand than the average show: 33.8

Description: “Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. The members of the team have found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to investigate some of the world’s weirdest phenomena. After The Chief mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that they cannot refuse. Doom Patrol, part support group, part superhero team, is a band of super-powered freaks fighting for a world that wants nothing to do with them.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 2): 96%

What critics said: “In spite of the plot imbalances, the show’s character work remains note-perfect, with showrunner Jeremy Carver and his writers managing to find new depth and connections to characters seemingly exhausted decades ago in their comic-book incarnations.” — Polygon (season 2)

Season 2 premiered on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25. See more …read more

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