AMC’s The Walking Dead and Netflix’s Stranger Things were named the most in-demand series in the world for 2018, according to TV analytics firm Parrot Analytics.

The news was announced yesterday during the inaugural Global TV Demand Awards. The Walking Dead won for “Most In-Demand TV Series in the World,” against The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, and Vikings. Stranger Things won for “Most In-Demand Digital Original Series in the World 2018,”  against 13 Reasons Why, Black Mirror, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Narcos. There are no judges and no voting committees involved in the awards—the winners were determined using Parrot Analytics’ global audience demand measurement system, which tracks more than 100 markets around the world, across all platforms.

Parrot Analytics captures more than 1 billion new data points each day across the consumer activity spectrum, including video consumption (streaming and downloads), social media engagement (hashtags, liking, sharing), and research actions (reading about shows, writing about shows, etc.).

The Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter) and Pollyanna McIntosh (Anne/Jadis) and producer Denise Huth were there to accept the award.

Photo: AMC, Netflix

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.