Nielsen: Disney/Pixar Animation’s ‘Turning Red’ Retains Top Spot on Weekly Streaming Chart

Disney/Pixar Animation’s original movie Turning Red maintained its No. 1 spot among all streaming content across household televisions for the week ended March 20. Nielsen said the movie tracked 1.67 billion minutes, less than 2% drop from the previous week’s premiere.

Netflix’s Ryan Reynolds comedy The Adam Project finished No. 2 despite losing minutes at 1.33 billion. Series “The Last Kingdom” finished No. 3 at 1.3 billion minutes, down 0.08% from 1.41 billion minutes.

Nielsen attributed to just three titles finishing with more than 1 billion minutes each due to an overlap with the annual March Madness NCAA College Basketball Tournament.

“A lot of competition for viewing this week,” Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product strategy, said on the webcast.

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Fuhrer said it was also rare to see the top three programs lose scant minutes in viewing from the previous week.

“Rarely do we see three programs so consistent week over week,” he said.

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

Reelgood Data: Disney’s ‘Turning Red’ Most-Streamed Movie Through March 23

The new Disney/Pixar Animation movie Turning Red was the most-streamed movie for the week through March 23 — just two weeks after its Disney+ release on March 11, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks digital video consumption across 5 million users. Red has also generated more than $8.6 million at the select foreign theatrical markets.

Apple TV+ original series “Severance” was the No. 1 series for the third consecutive week. Netflix’s The Adam Project and Hulu’s Deep Water made the top five — which also included the second season of “Upload” at No. 5, with “WeCrashed” (Apple TV+) and Windfall making the top 10.

Top 10 Shows and Movies of the Week:

1. Turning Red (Disney+)
2. “Severance” (Apple TV+)
3. The Adam Project (Netflix)
4. Deep Water (Hulu)
5. “Upload” (Amazon Prime Video)
6. “The Dropout” (Hulu)
7. “WeCrashed”(Apple TV+)
8. Fresh (Hulu)
9. “Pieces of Her” (Netflix)
10. Windfall (Netflix)

Report: More U.S. Households Streamed Disney’s ‘Soul’ Than Warner Bros.’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Over Christmas Weekend

While Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman 1984 has generated the majority of headlines since its Christmas Day simultaneous bow in theaters and on HBO Max, Disney/Pixar Animation’s Soul quietly pulled an upset.

The jazz music-themed title was streamed by 2.4 million Disney+ households in the U.S. over the holiday weekend — 200,000 more than streamed WW84 domestically on Max, according to new data from Samba TV.

Samba TV reportedly tracks viewer recommend program data — called Automatic Content Recognition — from more than 13.5 million smart TVs in the United States.

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The Christmas weekend provided the first real test for how blockbuster movies might perform on streaming services when released in movie theaters at the same time. Disney’s Soul was pulled at the last minute from the theatrical slate and given as a freebie to 86.8 million Disney+ subscribers.

Samba said about 651,000 U.K. households streamed Soul, with the peak in both the U.S. and U.K. occurring on on Dec. 26, when just over 1 million households and 135,000 households streamed the movie, respectively.

By comparison, 2.2 million U.S. households streamed WW84 on Max, with viewership highest on Christmas (986,000) and progressively declining each day thereafter. The movie also generated $16.7 million at theaters, making WW84 the highest-grossing opening weekend theatrical release during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Samba said Disney’s live-action Mulan was streamed by 62,000 U.K. households and 259,000 U.S. households through Dec, 27. The peak in the U.K. was on Dec. 26, with nearly 20,000 households watching it that day, while in the U.S. the peak was on Dec. 25, with nearly 85,000 households streaming it.