In its 2nd annual Global TV Demand Awards, Parrot Analytics unveiled the in-demand shows of 2019. The Televisa telenovela stood out in the Hispanic world, while Game of Thrones was named most demanded show worldwide and Disney+’s The Mandalorian was the most demanded debut. All the winners, up next.
As part of the second day at Natpe Miami, Parrot Analytics hosted its second annual Global TV Demand Awards, to unveil the list of the most demanded show of 2019.
Divided across 12 categories, the awards honored the most popular shows on linear TV, streaming, and through different genres and regions.
With no surprises, HBO’s Game of Thrones was named the Most in-Demand TV Show in the World, and also won the Most In-Demand Drama Series in the World category.
On the streaming side, Netflix’s Stranger Things became the Most In-Demand Digital Original, while Disney+’s The Mandalorian was named the Most In-Demand Series Debut in the World.
On the international front, Mexican telenovela, La rosa de Guadalupe, by Televisa was named Most Demanded Export from Latin America.
One Punch Man and Peaky Blinders rounded out the international categories as the Most in-Demand Export from Asia and Europe, respectively.
In terms of genres, The Big Bang Theory was the Most in-Demand Comedy Series in the World, while Planet Earth was the most popular documentary, The Daily Show was the top Variety Series , The Voice was the most popular reality and The Flash was the most demanded superhero series.
In addition, a special Global Iconic Demand Award was presented to David Crane and Marta Kauffman, co-creators of the TV series Friends, by Meredith Vieira in acknowledgement of its enduring popularity around the world. David Crane accepted the award on behalf of himself and Kauffman.
“The fact that this award reflects the continued global popularity of Friends makes us prouder than even Parrot Analytics could calculate. It’s been over 25 years since we started the show. That we’re still a part of the conversation is more than we could ever have imagined,” said David Crane.
“Parrot Analytics owns the world’s largest first-party content consumption and audience demand dataset, enabling the company to award the most comprehensive global ‘people’s choice award’ ever given to a TV show,” said Rebekah Zabarsky, Director of Marketing, Parrot Analytics, and Executive Producer of the Global TV Demand Awards.
“This year’s Global TV Demand Awards was incredibly exciting, and I want to thank our host Carson Kressley, our presenters, David Crane and everyone who participated in today’s celebration. Congratulations to Game of Thrones and all the winners.”
The full list of winners and more information about the data collection process can be found here.