‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Jessica Jones’ Are France’s Most Popular Digital Originals

Netflix original drama series “Stranger Things,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Orange Is the New Black” dominated the chart of the 10 most in-demand digital shows in France, according to a report compiled by Parrot Analytics over the last seven days.

As in most territories, the second season of “Stranger Things” stirred the most demand, which Parrot Analytics measures from a blend of data points, including video-streaming consumption and social media. Ranking behind “Stranger Things,” which received 4.3 million demand expressions, the second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” garnered 4 million expressions.

“Orange Is the New Black,” which has always been highly successful in France, came in third with 3.6 million demand expressions. The five Netflix shows ranking among France’s most popular digital originals are “Sense8,” “Black Mirror,” “Narcos,” “Marseille” (Netflix’s first French-language original) and “Altered Carbon.”

The Parrot Analytics study also ranked France’s top 10 shows across all genres, including scripted and unscripted as well as series that aren’t digital originals. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” comes out on top, followed History’s “Vikings,” C8’s “Touche pas à mon poste,: HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “The 100,” Netflix’s “La Casa de Papel,” TF1’s reality show “Koh Lanta” and BBC Two’s “Peaky Blinders.”

As previously reported, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu increased their investment in content from $5.5 billion to $13 billion from 2013 to 2017; and Netflix, which released more than 50 new titles in 2017, accounted for more than 70% of the total demand for digital original series in the U.S., according to Parrot Analytics.

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