The Mexican drama won in the most in demand Latin American original for 2022, while Stranger Things was named most in demand series overall.
Parrot Analytics, the global leader in entertainment analytics, today announced the winners of the 5th Annual Global Demand Awards, recognizing the world’s most popular TV series and movies during the full year 2022.
Big ticket franchise genre content dominated the awards this year. Stranger Things was crowned the world’s Most In-Demand TV Series, while Spider-Man: No Way Home was the world’s Most In-Demand Movie in 2022.
“In our fifth year, Parrot Analytics has expanded the scope of our groundbreaking awards show to recognize the world’s most popular movies and exceptional talent, building on the foundation created over the past half decade of awarding the world’s most in-demand TV series,” said Brandon Katz, Parrot Analytics Industry Strategist, and Executive Producer of the 5th Annual Global Demand Awards.
“2023 is sure to be a challenging year for the industry, so it’s more important now than ever before to recognize what kind of content audiences really want to see. In 2022, that was largely familiar name brand titles with years of good will behind them.”
Stranger Things also won Most In-Demand Drama Series of 2022, bringing its lifetime total of Global Demand Awards up to four. Stranger Things was previously recognized as the world’s Most In-Demand Streaming Original in both 2018 and 2019. This is the first time it has won the top TV category, a result of record-breaking global demand following the staggered release of its fourth season in May and July 2022. The show peaked as high as 260x more in-demand than the average show worldwide, by far the highest ever global demand tracked for a streaming original series.
In the highly competitive Superhero TV Series category, Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys finished on top, with Marvel’s Moon Knight and DC’s The Flash, Peacemaker, and Superman & Lois rounding out the top five.
Among the first ever award winners in the movie categories were A24’s breakout hit Everything Everywhere All At Once, which was 2022’s Most In-Demand Comedy. Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick was the year’s Most In-Demand Drama and Most In-Demand Action Movie, and Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler won Most In-Demand Documentary. Netflix’s star-studded Don’t Look Up won the award for Most In-Demand SVOD Exclusive Movie of 2022.
Other highlights include HBO’s House of the Dragon winning Most In-Demand Series Debut, and the BBC’s Peaky Blinders bowing out as the Most In-Demand European Original of 2022 following the release of its sixth and final season.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive was the world’s Most In-Demand Documentary Series, the second time in three years that a sports-based series won this title (The Last Dance in 2020). The show’s success is further evidence of the symbiotic relationship between Netflix and Formula 1 in growing one another’s audiences via this partnership. This type of content will be increasingly important to leading streamers as they consider breaking into the sports media world in 2023 and beyond.
Spider-Man: No Way Home won the most awards with three, while Stranger Things and Top Gun: Maverick brought home two each.
The 5th Annual Global Demand Awards Virtual Festival will be held February 6-8, featuring interviews with key industry executives who were integral in developing and creating several of this year’s winners. The final participants will be announced later this week.
The full list of winners for the 5th Annual Global Demand Awards are:
World’s Choice, TV: Most In-Demand TV Show in the World 2022: Stranger Things
Most In-Demand Anime Series of 2022: Attack on Titan
Most In-Demand Asian Original of 2022: Naagin
Most In-Demand Book Adaptation of 2022: Bridgerton
Most In-Demand Children’s Series of 2022: Spongebob Squarepants
Most In-Demand Comedy Series of 2022: Young Sheldon
Most In-Demand Documentary Series of 2022: Formula 1: Drive to Survive
Most In-Demand Drama Series of 2022: Stranger Things
Most In-Demand European Original of 2022: Peaky Blinders
Most In-Demand Horror Series of 2022: American Horror Story
Most In-Demand Latin American Original of 2022: Dark Desire
Most In-Demand Legacy Series* of 2022: Mr. Bean
Most In-Demand Reality Series of 2022: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Most In-Demand Series Based on Video Game IP of 2022: Halo
Most In-Demand Series Debut* of 2022: House of the Dragon
Most In-Demand Superhero Series of 2022: The Boys
World’s Choice, Movie: Most In-Demand Movie in the World 2022: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Best New Premiere* of 2022: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Most In-Demand Drama of 2022: Top Gun: Maverick
Most In-Demand Comedy of 2022: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Most In-Demand Documentary of 2022: The Tinder Swindler
Most In-Demand Animated Movie of 2022: Encanto
Most In-Demand Horror Movie of 2022: Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City
Most In-Demand Superhero Movie of 2022: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Most In-Demand Action Movie of 2022: Top Gun: Maverick
Most In-Demand Classic Movie* of 2022: Spirited Away
Most In-Demand SVOD-Exclusive Movie of 2022: Don’t Look Up
Most In-Demand Rising Star: Kit Connor