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The top 10 sci-fi TV shows on Netflix and other streaming services

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  • Sci-fi dominates streaming, especially on Netflix.
  • Parrot Analytics provided Business Insider the top 10 most in-demand sci-fi shows on Netflix and other streamers.
  • They include “Stranger Things,” “Black Mirror,” and “Love, Death & Robots.”

The sci-fi genre dominates streaming with audiences, especially on Netflix, where hit series like “Stranger Things” and new favorites like “Love, Death & Robots” grab viewers’ attention.

Parrot Analytics provided Business Insider the most in-demand sci-fi shows currently streaming on Netflix and elsewhere, based on the average demand expressions in March for each series. 

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Demand expressions are the globally standardized TV demand measurement unit from Parrot. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance.

Sci-fi shows like “Stranger Things,” CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” and more have been among the most in-demand streaming shows for weeks. Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” which got renewed for a second season this week, has been, too. But it’s right on the border of being a sci-fi series and is more of a superhero series, so it didn’t make this list. 

Below are the top 10 sci-fi shows on streaming services:

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10. “Origin” (YouTube Premium)

Description:In Origin, a chilling new original series from the producers of The Crown & Lost, we meet a group of troubled passengers as they wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonised planet, they’re desperate to survive at all costs. But as their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – might actually be within their midst…”

Number of seasons: 1

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 69%

What critics said: “What happens when you convene a ragtag collection of (hot, young) damaged people sent to inhabit a new interplanetary colony? The answer: not much, apparently.” — Robyn Bahr, Hollywood Reporter

Average demand expressions in March: 5,300,176 

9. “Lost in Space” (Netflix)

Description:After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape.”

Number of seasons: 1

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 68%

What critics said: “Lost in Space loves its science, but it hasn’t advanced enough to prove all that memorable in the here and now.” — Ben Travers, Indiewire

Average demand expressions in March: 6,280,173

8. “Sense8” (Netflix)

Description: From the creators of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Babylon 5’ comes this tense series in which eight people can telepathically experience each other’s lives.”

Number of seasons: 2, and a special movie finale

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 84%

What critics said (Season 2): “This nakedly political show somehow manages to be free-spirited, rather than dull or polemical; its good intentions often border on goofy naiveté in a way that’s charming rather than grating.” — David Sims, The Atlantic

Average demand expressions in March: 6,946,569

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