Netflix Picks Ups Fourth, Final Season of ‘Manifest’

Netflix has made a habit of rescuing canceled network TV series for a second life on SVOD. The latest is shuttered NBC supernatural airplane disaster show “Manifest,” which the Peacock network ended last June after three seasons.

The series plotline revolves around the passengers and crew of a commercial airliner who suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for more than five years. As those aboard reintegrate into society, they experience guiding voices and visions of events yet to occur, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds. The show’s cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis and J.R. Ramirez, among others.

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Netflix Aug. 30 announced it has picked up a fourth and final season of the show, which has been a ratings winner for the SVOD behemoth, according to Nielsen. Indeed, the series tracked nearly 11 billion minutes streamed across 29 episodes (two seasons) over a seven-week period between July and August. The numbers bested Netflix original programming, in addition to high-profile competitors, including Disney+ original series “Loki,” among others.

Netflix will likely stream season three ahead of the fourth season, which reportedly will include 20 episodes divided over two seasons. A release date for all-new “Manifest” episodes on Netflix has not been announced.

Other shuttered TV series Netflix has rescued and/or re-imagined include: “Designated Survivor,” “Lucifer,” “Arrested Development,” “Longmire,” “The Killing,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Fuller House,” among others.

Nielsen: Amazon’s ‘The Tomorrow War,’ Netflix’s ‘Manifest’ Top Weekly At-Home Streaming Through July 4

Licensed Netflix series “Manifest” continued its strong run on the SVOD pioneer, generating 1.86 billion minutes of streaming minutes across 29 episodes on Nielsen’s streaming tracking chart the week ended July 4. The former NBC TV primetime series has ranked atop the Nielsen SVOD chart for three consecutive weeks.

Amazon Prime Video’s The Tomorrow War, starring  Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) topped weekly streamed movies with 1.23 billion minutes. The Paramount Pictures movie was licensed to Prime Video when Paramount concluded a box office release in the current pandemic market was untenable.

Finally, four episodes of Disney+ original series “Loki” topped the last season of Amazon’s first original series “Bosch,” with 813 million minutes across four episodes, compared with 490 million minutes across 64 episodes.

Persons 2+ Total Minutes Viewed – Week of June 28 – July 4, 2021
Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

 

Original Movies:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 AMAZON THE TOMORROW WAR 1 1,229
2 DISNEY+ LUCA (2021) 1 1,156
3 NETFLIX THE ICE ROAD (2021) 1 553
4 NETFLIX FATHERHOOD (2021) 1 358
5 DISNEY+ RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON 1 324
6 NETFLIX FEAR STREET PART ONE: 1994 1 248
7 NETFLIX WISH DRAGON (2021) 1 204
8 NETFLIX GOOD ON PAPER (2021) 1 190
9 DISNEY+ MOANA 1 131
10 NETFLIX HOME (2015) 1 114

Original Series:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 DISNEY+ LOKI 4 813
2 AMAZON BOSCH 64 490
3 NETFLIX LUCIFER 83 450
4 NETFLIX SEX/LIFE 8 449
5 NETFLIX TOO HOT TO HANDLE 19 395
6 NETFLIX SWEET TOOTH 8 256
7 NETFLIX THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS 75 255
8 NETFLIX WORKIN’ MOMS 57 247
9 HULU THE HANDMAID’S TALE 46 209
10 NETFLIX SOPHIE: A MURDER IN WEST 3 206

Nielsen: ‘Manifest,’ ‘Luca’ Top Weekly Streamed TV Show, Movie Through June 27

Netflix’s pick-up of canceled NBC TV series “Manifest” continued to pay dividends for the streaming behemoth, generating a whopping 2 billion minutes streamed across 29 episodes on U.S. household televisions for the week ending June 27, according to new data from Nielsen.

The series, which tracked 2.49 billion minutes in its premiere over-the-top video week, stayed atop the chart for the second consecutive week, besting Disney+ original movie Luca with 1.7 billion minutes. “Loki” finished No. 1 for original TV shows with 713 million minutes streamed across three episodes on Disney+.

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Licensed TV Shows:

Movies:
Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 DISNEY+ LOKI 3 713
2 NETFLIX LUCIFER 83 603
3 AMAZON BOSCH 64 423
4 NETFLIX WORKIN’ MOMS 57 394
5 NETFLIX SWEET TOOTH 8 359
6 NETFLIX BLACK SUMMER 15 297
7 HULU THE HANDMAID’S TALE 46 266
8 NETFLIX WORLD’S MOST AMAZING VACATION RENTALS 8 253
9 NETFLIX TOO HOT TO HANDLE 13 190
10 NETFLIX ELITE 31 171

Original Movies:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 DISNEY+ LUCA (2021) 1 1,710
2 NETFLIX FATHERHOOD (2021) 1 885
3 NETFLIX THE ICE ROAD (2021) 1 714
4 DISNEY+ RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON 1 407
5 NETFLIX WISH DRAGON (2021) 1 346
6 NETFLIX GOOD ON PAPER (2021) 1 279
7 NETFLIX HOME (2015) 1 136
8 DISNEY+ MOANA 1 135
9 NETFLIX THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES 1 131
10 DISNEY+ CRUELLA 1 101

Nielsen: ‘Manifest,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Re-Runs Hit Streaming Home Run

Network television re-runs continue to generate audiences on streaming channels. Former NBC prime time series “Manifest” dominated weekly streaming on Netflix across household televisions for the week ended June 20. The show’s 29 episodes generated a whopping 2.49 billion minutes — outdistancing 50 episodes of “Downton Abbey” with 1.25 billion minutes, also on Netflix.

Together, the two series easily surpassed six high-profile original newcomers, including “Loki” with 886 million minutes on Disney+; Netflix’s “Lucifer” (703 million across 83 episodes) and “Sweet Tooth” (626 million across eight episodes); Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” (505 million across 46 episodes); Netflix’s “Workin’ Moms” (418 million across 57 episodes); and French-language “Lupin” (363 million across 9 episodes).

Among top-streamed movies, Disney’s Luca scored a strong 1.57 billion minutes, easily topping Netflix’s Fatherhood (877 million minutes) and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon (576 million) combined.

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

 

Acquired Series:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

No. of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 NETFLIX MANIFEST 29 2,490
2 NETFLIX DOWNTON ABBEY 50 1,250
3 NETFLIX COCOMELON 12 776
4 NETFLIX GREYS ANATOMY 375 671
5 NETFLIX CRIMINAL MINDS 311 567
6 NETFLIX NCIS 353 562
7 NETFLIX L.A.S FINEST 26 467
8 NETFLIX HEARTLAND 178 443
9 NETFLIX SUPERNATURAL 328 364
10 NETFLIX GILMORE GIRLS 153 289

Original Movies:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 DISNEY+ LUCA (2021) 1 1,570
2 NETFLIX FATHERHOOD (2021) 1 877
3 DISNEY+ RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON 1 576
4 NETFLIX WISH DRAGON (2021) 1 530
5 NETFLIX HOME (2015) 1 186
6 DISNEY+ MOANA 1 166
7 NETFLIX THE DEVIL BELOW 1 146
8 DISNEY+ CRUELLA 1 118
9 NETFLIX THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES 1 116
10 NETFLIX DOG GONE TROUBLE 1 106

Survey: More Than One-Third of Streaming Subscribers Share Accounts

More than one-third of streaming subscribers (37%)  share their accounts with people they do not live with, according to new data from The Manifest, a B2B news and how-to website. This includes family members (25%), close friends/partners (10%) and acquaintances/strangers they do not live with (2%).

The Manifest surveyed 401 people in the United States about their streaming habits between April 7-10, 2020.

Overall, three-quarters of streaming customers (74%) share their account with at least one other person, either within or outside of their household.

Echoing other surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half (47%) of streaming subscribers in the Manifest survey said they have increased their time on streaming platforms in the past 30 days. Meanwhile, 36% say their streaming time has remained the same, and 5% say they watch less streaming content than before.

Netflix is the most popular streaming service, with 75% of people saying they pay for it. The next most popular streaming services are Amazon Prime Video (56%) and Hulu (40%).

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Season 1 of ‘Manifest’ on DVD July 23

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Manifest: The Complete First Season on DVD July 23.

The NBC series deals with a plane that inexplicably disappears on a trans-oceanic flight and returns five years later with no time having passed for the passengers. The first season comprises 16 episodes.

“Manifest” stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur.

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