December 17, 2020
Netflix’s award-winning original series “The Crown” finished at No. 1 on Nielsen’s weekly chart of the most-viewed SVOD programs on TV in the United States for the period of Nov. 16 to 22. The fourth season of the series showcasing Queen Elizabeth II, portrayed by Olivia Colman, generated 3.35 billion minutes viewed across the show’s 40 episodes.
The previous Nielsen record for minutes streamed in a week belonged to Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” with 3 billion.
“The Crown” knocked from the top spot Netflix’s chess-themed original, “The Queen’s Gambit,” which had 1.09 billion minutes across seven episodes. Former NBC sitcom “The Office” remained on the podium at No. 3 with 1.06 billion minutes streamed across 192 episodes. The series leaves Netflix at the end of the year for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max.
Notably, the Disney+”Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian” dropped to No. 4 despite increasing streamed minutes to 939 million across 12 episodes, from 873 million minutes across 11 episodes the week before.