Nielsen: Canceled Netflix Series ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Dominated Weekly TV Streaming — A Month Ago

What a difference a month makes. Netflix’s recently canceled superhero fantasy comic book adaptation “Jupiter’s Legacy” dominated streaming across household televisions the week ended May 16, according to new data from Nielsen.

The series starring Josh Duhamel generated more than one billion minutes streamed across eight episodes, to double up No. 2 “Start-Up,” a 31-episode series licensed by Netflix, which generated 760 million minutes.

The top-streamed original movie was Netflix’s 21st Century take on Hitchcock’s masterpiece Rear Window, titled Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams. The movie tracked 500 million minutes in its first week of release.

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





SVOD Provider

Program Name


Minutes Streamed

1 Netflix The Woman in the Window 1 500
2 Netflix The Mitchells vs. The Machines  1 495
3 Disney+ Moana 1 221
4 Amazon Without Remorse 1 214
5 Netflix Dead Man Down 1 178
6 Netflix Madagascar 3 1 146
7 Hulu The Clovehitch Killer  1 125
8 Netflix I Am All Girls (2021) 1 104
9 Netflix Monster (2021) 1 102
10 Disney+ Frozen II 1 101

Licensed Shows:


SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed

1 Netflix “Start-Up”  31 760
2 Netflix “Grey’s Anatomy” 371 691
3 Netflix “NCIS” 353 672
4 Netflix “Criminal Minds” 310 579
5 Netflix “Cocomelon”  9 551
6 Netflix “Schitt’s Creek” 80 352
7 Netflix “Heartland” 174 341
8 Netflix “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”  82 276
9 Netflix “New Girl”  146 261
10 Netflix “Supernatural” 328 239

Data: Netflix’s Short-Lived ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Was a Fading Star

NEWS ANALYSIS — When Netflix abruptly canceled “Jupiter’s Legacy” after just eight episodes, fans of the series were disappointed. The superhero fantasy comic book adaptation starring Josh Duhamel is reportedly being spun-off into a different theme.

While Netflix has embraced geekdom with a newly-launched five-day virtual event, which kicked off June 7 featuring first-looks on film titles like Army of the Dead, Lupin, Kate and Vikings: Valhalla, the reality is that “Legacy” was losing — not gaining — viewers over time, according to new data from Reelgood.

The platform scans multiple streaming services its 2 million registered users are using to analyze possible trends, adoption rates and other viewership activity.

Though “Jupiter’s Legacy” was quite popular with audiences, it paled in comparison to other recent Netflix originals such as “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Bridgerton” and “Shadow and Bone” — the latter attracting 55 million viewers, according to Netflix. In fact, the observed viewing trend for “Legacy” was more similar to that of another recently canceled Netflix original “The Irregulars.”

“Legacy” topped Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 streamed originals, with 696 million minutes for the week ended May 9, and two days after the show’s debut. But that was barely ahead of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” with 690 million minutes — yet significantly ahead of “Shadow and Bone,” which tracked 555 million minutes. That show launched April 23.

Looking at Netflix’s own daily Top 10 data for TV shows in the United States, Reelgood found that “Legacy” enjoyed a much better run than “The Irregulars,” but fell behind “Shadow and Bone,” which has been officially renewed for a second season.