What are the most in-demand preschool shows?

Masha and the Bear surpassed Peppa Pig to earn the top spot as the most in-demand series, while favorites like PJ Masks and Dora the Explorer have fallen off the list.
August 12, 2021

Preschoolers can’t get enough of Masha and The Bear (pictured) as the Animaccord animated series nabbed the title of most-in demand preschool show globally so far this year, according to Parrot Analytics.

Masha and The Bear was 35.05 times more in demand compared to the average preschool show between January 1 to August 6, according to the research firm. It’s a jump for the Russian prodco’s series, which was the third most in-demand preschool show over the course of 2020. (Parrot measures demand by analyzing social media interactions and streaming, online research for the shows, and piracy numbers. It then uses a weighted algorithm to determine the demand against an average show.)

The second most popular series was perennial favorite Peppa Pig—which was last year’s most in-demand preschool show—with 35.03 times more demand than the average series, according to Parrot.

PAW Patrol (33.64 times more in demand) and Sesame Street (24.44 times) came in at third and fourth, respectively. Coming in at fifth place Moonbug-owned CoComelon (20.05 times) is a new entry on the top-10 most popular preschool list

Rounding out the top-10 list is PlimPlim, Un Héroe del Corazón (in English, PlimPlim, A Hero of the Heart) with 12.06 times the demand of an average series; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (12.06 times); Thomas & Friends (10.73 times); Tayo the Little Bus (9.69 times); and Numberblocks (8.97 times).

PJ Masks, which was the fifth most in-demand show last year, didn’t crack this year’s top 10 yet—though there are still a few months left in the year for the show to make a comeback. Other shows that were big in 2020 but didn’t make the 2021 cut include Galinja Pintadinha (Lottie Dottie Chicken) and Dora the Explorer.

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