Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘The Diplomat’ Maintained Weekly Household TV Streaming Dominance Through April 30

Second-week access to Netflix’s U.S. government-themed drama “The Diplomat” held off the return of the final episodes of the streamer’s “Firefly Lane” relationship drama, according to new weekly household TV streaming data through April 30 from Nielsen.

Co-starring Keri Russell and Rufus Sewall as married U.S. foreign diplomats who stumble into a foreign ally’s power play, “Diplomat” topped nearly 1.4 billion minutes in viewing, well ahead of “Firefly Lane” with 1.1 billion. The latter co-stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke as lifelong friends enduring shared emotions through work and personal relationships.

Both shows were the only content to each top 1 billion minutes  of viewing, finishing ahead of venerable “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul,” which rounded out the podium with 968 million minutes across 63 episodes after the final season became available to stream on Netflix. The SVOD pioneer again dominated weekly streaming, accounting for nearly 80% of the most-viewed programming across living room TVs.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix The Diplomat (2023) 8 1,392
2 Netflix Firefly Lane 26 1,109
3 Netflix Better Call Saul 63 968
4 Netflix Sweet Tooth 16 924
5 Netflix Cocomelon 22 804
6 Apple TV+ Ted Lasso 29 795
7 Disney+ Bluey 120 715
8 Netflix / Paramount+ NCIS 341 667
9 Netflix Workin’ Moms 83 645
10 Netflix Grey’s Anatomy 397 640

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

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Firefly Lane’ Again Tops Most-Streamed Content on TV

Netflix again dominated streaming  minutes across the country’s televisions for the week, Feb. 8-14, capturing different demographics across original (“Firefly Lane”), licensed (“The Sinner”) and movies (War Dogs), according to new data from Nielsen.

Both “Firefly Lane” and docu-series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel,” topped more than 1.28 billion minutes streamed each, while “Sinner,” licensed from NBCUniversal’s USA Network, finished close behind with 1.23 billion. 

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“We look at these programs, ‘Crime Scene’ was the most-popular program among 35- to 54-year-old viewers, while ‘Sinner’ was a hit among 55+,” said Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product strategy, adding both “Criminal Minds,” and “iCarly” (from Nickelodeon) scored well with 2- to 17-year-olds.

“When we pull back and look at the broadest demo, the most-popular show was ‘Firefly Lane,'” Fuhrer said. “Didn’t win any of the [demo] battles, but it won the war across the broadest demos.”

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

 

Licensed TV Shows:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 Netflix “The Sinner” 24 1,229
2 Netflix “Criminal Minds” 302 948
3 Netflix “iCarly” 60 883
4 Netflix “Grey’s Anatomy” 366 867
5 Netflix “Heartland” 156 637
6 Netflix “Schitt’s Creek” 80 635
7 Netflix “Outlander” 55 611
8 Netflix “Mariposa de Barrio”   91 588
9 Netflix “Cocomelon” 6 587
10 Netflix “NCIS” 353 495

Streamed Movies:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 Netflix War Dogs 1 326
2 Netflix To All the Boys: Always and Forever  1 320
3 Disney+ Moana 1 220
4 Netflix The Dig (2021) 1 187
5 Netflix Finding Ohana 1 175
6 Disney+ Frozen II 1 159
7 Netflix Space Sweepers 1 140
8 Disney+ Avengers: Endgame 1 136
9 Disney+ Frozen 1 136
10 Disney+ Soul (2020) 1 124

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Firefly Lane’ Tops Weekly At-Home TV Streaming Chart

New Netflix original series “Firefly Lane” bumped previous chart topper “Bridgerton” in Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 content streamed on the household television for the week ended Feb. 7.

The series, starring Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Sarah Chalke (“Scrubs”), whose characters have known each other more than 30 years, generated more than 1.3 billion minutes across 10 episodes in its debut on Netflix. No other series topped 1 billion minutes, including perennial chart topper “Bridgerton,” which talled 659 million minutes across eight episodes.

“WandaVision,” the superhero-themed series from Disney+, moved up into the No. 3 spot with 589 million minutes across five episodes. Disney bows new episodes weekly unlike Netflix, which offers the entire season at launch.

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“Criminal Minds” again topped the acquired programing chart with 904 minutes across 301 episodes, again followed by “Grey’s Anatomy,” with 854 million minutes across 366 episodes. Spanish-language “Mariposa de Barrio” continued its rise, finishing No. 3 with 759 million minutes across 91 episodes.

In movies, Netflix’s The Dig moved up to No. 1 spot from runner-up the previous week. The title generated 403 million minutes streamed followed Finding Ohana with 367 million minutes, and Moana, the Disney/Pixar animated release that moved up four spots to complete the podium with 198 million minutes.

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

 

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 Netflix “Criminal Minds” 301 904
2 Netflix “Grey’s Anatomy” 366 854
3 Netflix “Mariaposa de Barrio” 91 759
4 Netflix “Schitt’s Creek”  80 591
5 Netflix “Cocomelon” 6 564
6 Netflix “Henry Danger” 65 544
7 Netflix “NCIS” 353 528
8 Netflix “Heartland” 152 445
9 Netflix “Supernatural”  328 425
10 Netflix “Outlander” 42 379

 

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 Netflix The Dig (2021) 1 403
2 Netflix Finding Ohana  1 367
3 Disney+ Moana 1 198
4 Netflix The Vanished 1 195
5 Netflix The Next Three Days 1 185
6 Netflix Below Zero 1 163
7 Disney+ Frozen 1 151
8 Netflix We Can Be Heroes 1 146
9 Netflix All About The  Benjamins 1 135
10 Disney+ Frozen II 1 130