November 3, 2020
Video streaming service aggregator Reelgood is reporting that the second-season premiere of the Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” is among the most-viewed series in its history.
Aggregators such as Reelgood are platforms that scan multiple streaming services and make their programming searchable and playable from a single site. This allows Reelgood to track which services its users are watching. Reelgood is free to use but requires separate accounts from each of the SVOD services that can be accessed there.
According to Reelgood, the new “Mandalorian” episode during its premiere weekend, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, received 5.7% of streams from the aggregator’s 2 million users relative to the top 100 shows on the platform within the same timeframe. The made it the third-highest series according to that metric since Reelgood launched in 2015.
It was close to the 5.8% that Netflix’s “Stranger Things” season three received during the July 5-7 weekend in 2019. The No. 1 premiere was season two of Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” receiving 7.2% of Reelgood streams the weekend of Sept. 4-6, 2020.
The No. 4 premiere on Reelgood’s list was the first season of “The Mandalorian” in 2019, drawing 4.4% of streams. It should be noted that “The Mandalorian” as a series debuted on a Tuesday — Nov. 12, the launch date of Disney+ — and its second episode also was available by the show’s first weekend. However, Reelgood reported that “The Mandalorian” had a higher share during its first weekend than during its midweek premiere.
Rounding out the top five is season one of Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” which had 4.3% of streams the weekend of Oct. 23-25, 2020.
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