Marvel’s Daredevil was canceled last week shortly after its third season debuted on Netflix despite being provably well-received and allegedly very popular, according to a data analytics firm.
Parrot Analytics, which purports to measure the popularity of Netflix shows (Netflix doesn’t release viewer data), claims (reported via Entertainment Weekly) that Daredevil was the fourth most popular original series on the streaming service in the U.S. last week.
It earned 30 million “demand impressions,” Parrot’s opaque popularity metric, more than a month after it premiered.
Daredevil ranked behind Narcos (the newest season of which premiered Nov. 16), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things. Daredevil was the top show on Parrot’s streaming chart the week of its Season 3 premiere. So it’s safe to say that Daredevil was not canceled because it was a flop.