October 5, 2021
Netflix’s “Squid Game” led the Whip Watch chart of top streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended Oct. 3.
The South Korean series follows a group of desperate and cash-strapped people competing in a blood-thirsty survival game. It started streaming Sept. 17.
Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” which garnered four Emmys Sept. 19 including Outstanding Comedy Series, jumped to No. 2 from No. 3 on the streaming originals chart. Jason Sudeikis won an Emmy for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the series about a U.S. football coach leading a soccer team in the United Kingdom. Season two of the series began streaming July 23.
Taking the bronze on the chart was Disney+’s “What If…?,” a Marvel Universe animated anthology series that debuted Aug. 11. It explores major Marvel moments had they gone differently.
TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 18 million global users. The Whip Watch streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by theatrical or streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 3:
- “Squid Game” — Netflix
- “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
- “What If…?” — Disney+
- “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
- “Midnight Mass” (2021) — Netflix
- “Lucifer” — Netflix
- “Sex Education” — Netflix
- “Titans” (2018) — HBO Max
- “Doom Patrol” — HBO Max
- “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix