January 14, 2021
The final episode of the Disney+ original series “The Mandalorian” finally enabled the “Star Wars” spinoff to bump for the first time perennial chart topper Netflix off Nielsen’s weekly tracking (through Dec. 20) of SVOD programs streamed on the television.
The season two finale helped “The Mandalorian” generate 1.33 billion minutes streamed across 16 episodes. Previous topper “The Office” tracked 1.31 billion minutes across 192 episodes, while “The Crown” realized 772 million minutes across 40 episodes.
Regardless of “The Mandalorian” breakthrough, Netflix programming took nine of the top 10 spots in competition with Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.