‘How I Met Your Father,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts

Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father” again led the Whip Media chart of streaming originals, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, streaming on Disney+, led the Whip Media chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Feb. 5.

Season two of “How I Met Your Father,” starring Hilary Duff, debuted on Hulu Jan. 24. In the series mirroring the setup of CBS’s“How I Met Your Mother” (2005-14), Sophie in the near future is telling her son the story of how she met his father, a story that catapults viewers back to the present where Sophie and her group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever started streaming on Disney+ Feb. 1. In the film, as the nation of Wakanda mourns the death of T’Challa, Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright) and General Okoye (Danai Gurira) investigate the threat of Namor (Tenoch Huerta) and his long-hidden underwater kingdom of Talokan, whose cultural heritage might hold the secret to restoring the legacy of the Black Panther.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined from streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

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Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s You People, a romantic comedy directed and co-written (with Jonah Hill) by Kenya Barris (“black-ish”). In the film — starring Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy — a new couple and their families reckon with modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences. It started streaming Jan. 27.

Remaining at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Shotgun Wedding, a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel. It started streaming on Prime Video Jan. 27.

Remaining at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Paramount+’s “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” which continues and expands upon the 2005-20 CBS series “Criminal Minds” for streaming audiences. In the current season, the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers comes up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. Original cast members reprising their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster.

Remaining at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” season two of which premiered on Disney+ Jan. 4. It’s a sequel to and spin-off of the series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Feb. 5:

  1. “How I Met Your Father” — Hulu
  2. “Criminal Minds: Evolution” — Paramount+
  3. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” — Disney+
  4. “Poker Face” (2023) — Peacock
  5. “National Treasure: Edge of History” — Disney+
  6. “Mayor of Kingstown” — Paramount+
  7. “Shrinking” — Apple TV+
  8. “Wolf Pack” — Paramount+
  9. “Servant” — Apple TV+
  10. “The Legend of Vox Machina” — Prime Media


Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers Feb. 3-5:

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Disney+
  2. You People — Netflix
  3. Shotgun Wedding — Prime Video
  4. The Menu — HBO Max
  5. Teen Wolf: The Movie — Paramount+
  6. Glass Onion — Netflix
  7. Pamela, A Love Story — Netflix
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once — Showtime
  9. Violent Night — Peacock
  10. Strange World — Disney+

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