February 15, 2018
Netflix’s much-hyped post-Super Bowl LII streaming debut of former Paramount Pictures sci-fi sequel The Cloverfield Paradox generated a streaming audience of 5 million over seven days, according to Nielsen.
By comparison, Netflix’s buddy cop sci-fi original, Bright, starring Will Smith Joel Edgerton, generated 11 million views in its first three days.
Nielson, which last October bowed a SVOD content rating service, says it can track viewership of Netflix original content – a claim Netflix denies. Netflix does not disclose original content rating for competitive reasons.
Separately, Netflix original sci-fi series, “Altered Carbon,” generated 5.9 million viewers on average in its first seven days. By comparison, critical hit, “Stranger Things,” generated 4 million average viewers for the show’s second season.