Netflix Dominates First Nielsen Top 10 Weekly Streaming Chart

As expected, Netflix programming ranked among the most-streamed content in Nielsen’s first-ever weekly chart ranking the Top 10 shows in the United States streamed on television, excluding laptops, tablets and smart phones. Netflix ended the most-recent fiscal period with 72.9 million North American (including Canada) subscribers. Nielsen also tracks Amazon Prime Video (150 million subs), but does not (yet) track Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, Apple TV+ or CBS All Access.

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” was the most-streamed show, Aug. 3-9, with its 20 available episodes generating 3.01 billion minutes consumed.

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The remaining nine shows (all on Netflix) are re-runs from pay-TV and broadcast licensed to the SVOD platform. In descending order: “Shameless” (120 episodes generating 1.12 billion minutes); “Grey’s Anatomy” (361 episodes/918 million minutes); “The Office” (192 episodes/897 million minutes); “Criminal Minds” (277 episodes/697 million minutes); “NCIS” (353 episodes/524 million minutes); “In the Dark” (26 episodes/418 million minutes); “Dexter” (96 episodes/316 million minutes); “Supernatural” (321 episodes/315 million minutes); and “Parks and Recreation” (121 episodes/304 million minutes).

Netflix, which has begun releasing internal data (based on a subscriber watching just two minutes of a show or movie) also had “Umbrella Academy” and “Shameless” among its top streamed shows. But other than “The Office,” Netflix charts featured predominantly original programming, including “World’s Most Wanted,” “Immigration Nation,” “Sugar Rush,” “Moesha,” “The Last Dance” and “Selling Sunset.”

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