The five most in-demand shows streaming on Netflix and elsewhere this week include "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" and "Castlevania."
Halloween is over, but horror shows like Netflix's reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," and "The Haunting of Hill House," are still the talk of the internet.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the five most "in-demand" TV shows on streaming services. (The data is based on "demand expressions," the globally standardized TV demand measurement unit from Parrot Analytics. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance, so a stream or download is a higher expression of demand than a "like" or comment on social media.)
This week's most in-demand shows include "Sabrina," which saw a huge increase in expressions from last week; "Stranger Things," which people are still eagerly waiting for the next season of; and a new entry, "Castlevania," which replaced "Big Mouth" on the list.
Below are this week's five most popular shows on Netflix and other streaming services:
5. "Castlevania" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 28,274,670
Description: "A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 100%
What critics said: "Instead of another eight episodes of high-octane animated hyperviolence, the vast majority of 'Castlevania' season 2 is melancholic, atmospheric, character-driven tale." — James Whitbrook, i09
Season 2 premiered on Netflix October 26.
4. "The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 35,437,912
Description: "Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 92%
What critics said: "'The Haunting of Hill House' is superlative in many regards. It’s a masterful, restrained work of horror fiction." — Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
Season 1 premiered on Netflix October 12.
3. "Stranger Things" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 42,302,994
Description: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%
What critics said: "For the most part, Season 2 acts with more of a purpose and a vision that feels like it truly belongs to its creators, the Duffer Brothers." — Phil Owen, The Wrap
Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix; season 3 drops in 2019.
2. "Marvel's Daredevil" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 43,008,803
Description: "Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen, New York City."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 93%
What critics said: "The show may never have the spark it did in its earliest days, but it did help elevate the way stories of superheroes can be told on television. There’s still progress to be made, but 'Daredevil' feels like it’s on the right track." — Liz Shannon Miller, Indiewire
Season 3 premiered on Netflix October 19.
1. "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 63,640,895
Description: "Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family's legacy, the Church of Night."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 90%
What critics said: "'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is frequently chilling, but it’s rarely much of an adventure. Netflix’s new spin on the lore of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Kiernan Shipka ('Mad Men') as our spooky heroine, gets off to a spellbinding start, but over 10 episodes becomes more toil and trouble than it’s worth." — Margaret Lyons, New York Times
Season 1 premiered on Netflix October 26.