Annual Global TV Demand Award winners announced

• Game of Thrones wins ‘Most In-Demand TV Show in the World’

Game of Thrones was the big winner at the 2nd Annual Global TV Demand Awards presented by Parrot Analytics today during the 2020 NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference.

HBO’s epic series took home the top honor, Most In-Demand TV Series in the World, along with the trophy for Most In-Demand Drama Series in the World, for 2019. Netflix’s Stranger Things was acknowledged as Most In-Demand Digital Original and Disney+’s The Mandalorian won for the Most In-Demand Series Debut of 2019.

Global Iconic Demand Award winner, David Crane with Global TV Demand Awards host Carson Kressley and presenter Meredith Vieira. Photo credit: John Parra/Getty Images

Hosted by Carson Kressley (Queer Eye), the Global TV Demand Awards acknowledged the most in-demand shows in 12 different categories. The winners are:

• Most In-Demand TV Show in the World: Game of Thrones
• Most In-Demand Digital Original in the World: Stranger Things
• Most In-Demand Drama Series in the World: Game of Thrones
• Most In-Demand Comedy Series in the World: The Big Bang Theory
• Most In-Demand Documentary Series in the World: Planet Earth
• Most In-Demand Variety Series in the World: The Daily Show
• Most In-Demand Reality Series in the World: The Voice
• Most In-Demand Series Debut in the World: The Mandalorian
• Most In-Demand Superhero Series in the World: The Flash 
• Most In-Demand Export from Latin America: La Rosa De Guadalupe
• Most In-Demand Export from Asia: One Punch Man
• Most In-Demand Export from Europe: Peaky Blinders

In addition, a special Global Iconic Demand Award was presented by Meredith Vieria (25 Words or Less, The View, Today) to David Crane and Marta Kauffman, co-creators of the TV series Friends, in acknowledgement of its enduring popularity around the world. 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 Crane. 

Presenters at the 2nd Annual Global TV Demand Awards included actors Martin Kove (Cobra Kai), Esai Morales (Titans), Hailie Sahar (Pose), Jerry Springer (Judge Jerry) and Emily Swallow (The Mandalorian). 

“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.”

Top photo: host and presenters pictured from left to right are; Hailie Sahar, Jerry Springer, Martin Kove, Carson Kressley (host), Esai Morales, and Emily Swallow. Photo credit: John Parra/Getty Images

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