Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘The Watcher’ Ended October as Most-Streamed TV Program

Netflix original series “The Watcher” ended October as the top-streamed program across household televisions with more than 1.23 billion minutes across seven episodes streamed for the week ended Oct. 30.

The limited series drama bested “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” with eight episodes and 1.1 billion minutes streamed, and “From Scratch,” with more than 1 billion minutes streamed.

All five of the top five shows for the week ended Oct. 30 topped 1 billion minutes.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix The Watcher 7 1,234
2 Netflix Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities 8 1,120
3 Netflix From Scratch (2022) 8 1,023
4 Netflix Love Is Blind 34 1,013
5 Netflix The Good Nurse (2022) 1 1,008
6 Netflix Cocomelon 18 804
7 Netflix The Blacklist 196 735
8 HBO Max House of the Dragon 10 705
9 Netflix NCIS 339 695
10 Netflix Grey’s Anatomy 396 620

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

Nielsen: ‘The Watcher’ Repeated as Top-Streamed Weekly Household Content Through Oct. 23

Netflix original limited drama series “The Watcher” retained the top spot among streamed household content for the week ended Oct. 23, according to new data from Nielsen. The series starring Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale and Mia Farrow, among others, neared 2.6 billion minutes of total viewing time across seven episodes — up 10% from 2.35 billion minutes in the previous week.

In the No. 2 spot was Netflix original movie The School for Good and Evil, which generated more than 1.06 billion minutes viewed, while HBO Max’s “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” rounded out the podium with 1.01 billion minutes viewed across 10 episodes.

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Award-winning original series “The Sinner” returned for its fourth season on Netflix, generating 935 million minutes viewed across 32 episodes.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix “The Watcher” 7 2,595
2 Netflix The School for Good and Evil 1 1,058
3 HBO Max “House of the Dragon” 10 1,013
4 Netflix “The Sinner” 32 935
5 Netflix “The Blacklist” 196 807
6 Netflix “NCIS” 339 796
7 Netflix “Gilmore Girls” 153 792
8 Netflix “Cocomelon” 18 757
9 Netflix “Love is Blind” 31 683
10 Netflix “Unsolved Mysteries” (2020) 17 672

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

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘The Watcher’ Replaces ‘Dahmer’ Atop Weekly Streaming Chart Through Oct. 16

Netflix original series “The Watcher” debuted atop Nielsen’s most-streamed content chart for the week ended Oct. 16 with more than 2.4 billion minutes viewed. The tally was enough to unseat three-time weekly champ “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which ended the period at No. 3 with 1.1 billion minutes viewed. No. 2 was Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” with 1.14 billion minutes streamed. Reportedly the most expensive TV show ever created, “Rings of Power” saw its viewership minutes increase 13% from 988 million the previous week.

Notably, the Oct. 14 theatrical/SVOD debut of Halloween Ends on Peacock generated 717 million minutes viewed at the No. 8 spot.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed
(Millions)
1 Netflix “The Watcher” 7 2,355
2 Prime Video “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” 8 1,137
3 Netflix “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” 10 1,108
4 HBO Max “House of the Dragon” 9 960
5 Netflix “The Blacklist” 196 906
6 Netflix “The Midnight Club” 10 867
7 Netflix “Cocomelon” 18 723
8 Peacock Halloween Ends 1 717
9 Netflix Luckiest Girl Alive 1 696
10 Netflix “NCIS” 339 663

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

Reelgood: Netflix’s ‘The Watcher’ Tops Streaming Content for Second Consecutive Week

Netflix original series “The Watcher,” co-starring Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Mia Farrow, Jennifer Cooledge and Margo Martindale, again topped household streaming for the week ended Oct. 26, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks how 5 million domestic users interact with movies and TV shows on its platform in real-time.

Titles new to the chart include Prime Video’s series “The Peripheral,” the science fiction thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz at No. 2, and movies Barbarian at No. 5, The School for Good and Evil, starring Charlize Theron, at No. 6, and The Stranger, the British mystery thriller miniseries, at No. 9.

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1. “The Watcher” (Netflix)
2. “The Peripheral” (Prime Video)
3. Terrifier (FuboTV)
4. “House of the Dragon” (HBO Max)
5. Barbarian (HBO Max)
6. The School for Good and Evil (Netflix)
7. “Andor” (Disney+)
8. Halloween Ends (Peacock Premium)
9. The Stranger (Netflix)
10. “American Horror History” (Hulu)

Netflix: ‘The Watcher’ Dominates Streaming Viewership for Second Straight Week

Limited series “The Watcher,” based on true events, topped Netflix’s English language top 10 chart for the second consecutive week with 148.2 million hours streamed through Oct. 23. The show, co-starring Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Mia Farrow and Jennifer Coolidge, has totaled 273.2 million hours viewed since it launched. The limited series was also No. 1 in 65 countries.

Former chart topper “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” generated 69.1 million hours, adding to its tally as the No. 2 most-streamed series on Netflix ever with 856.2 million hours in the first 28 days.

Based on Tembi Locke’s memoir of the same name, “From Scratch” debuted with 32.2 million hours viewed. Starring Zoe Saldana, the cross-cultural love story landed in the top 10 in 74 countries.

New movie The School for Good and Evil debuted atop the English language films chart with 78.8 million hours viewed. Based on the international best-selling series by Soman Chainani, the movie stars Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Horror-comedy The Curse of Bridge Hollow had 25.3 million hours viewed. Mystery-thriller Luckiest Girl Alive came in No. 3 with 19.3 million hours. Inspired by real-life events, The Stranger is a gripping tale that chronicles one of the most notorious crimes in Australian history. The true-crime drama had 17 million hours viewed. Finally, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, adapted from the Stephen King novel and produced by Ryan Murphy (“Dahmer”), had 5.8 million hours viewed.

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Season three of reality TV series “Love is Blind” returned with a new cast looking for romance, generating 24.9 million hours. “The Midnight Club” saw 21.7 million hours streamed. Volume three of “Unsolved Mysteries” returned with 18.9 million hours viewed. Paranormal reality series “28 Days Haunted” entered the chart with almost 13 million hours. Finally, “Wild Croc Territory with Matt Wright” bowed with 11.5 million hours streamed.

For the second week, Brazilian romantic comedy Someone Borrowed topped the non-English language movies chart with 14.1 million hours streamed. Colombian TV drama “Til Money Do Us Part” (21.9 million), German dramas “Barbarians I” and “Barbarians II” (8.3 million and 14.6 million hours, respectively), Italian true-crime docuseries “Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi” (11.6 million hours) and Sweden’s “The Playlist” (10.9 million hours) also made it on the non-English language TV chart.

Korean drama 20th Century Girl entered the non-English language movie chart with 8 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, returning charters included German horror film Old People (3.6 million hours), Indian drama Laal Singh Chaddha (3 million hours), Filipino drama Dollhouse (2 million), Dutch drama Forever Rich (2 million hours), Danish thriller Loving Adults (1.8 million) and German horror Blood Red Sky (1.5 million). And on the TV side, Spanish thriller “Holy Family,” Korean dramas “Little Women” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” German historical drama “The Empress,” and Polish drama “High Water” returned to the list.

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Still No. 1 on Parrot Digital Originals Chart, But ‘Watcher’ Had Biggest Surge

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Oct. 21, despite a further 5.9% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. 

Still, the supernatural thriller series continued to maintain a wide lead over the other shows on the chart, with 74.3 times the average series demand. “Stranger Things” was No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

The Prime Video fantasy drama “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” rose up a notch to second place with 43.4 times more demand than the average show. The 10.1% boost in demand expressions, Parrot says, is a direct result of the season finale, which aired on Oct. 14.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” moved up three spots to No. 3 despite a 2.9% decline in demand expressions. While the show has been slightly overshadowed by the other big series recently released in the United States, it has held on in the rankings, taking 37.2 times average demand.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “Andor” had 34.1 times the average series demand, a 7.6% increase that saw it move three spots up the chart to No. 6. “The Mandalorian” also saw a 6% increase in demand, pushing it up to seventh place with 34 times the average series demand.

The “Star Wars” spinoffs were followed by Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which fell to No. 8 from No. 2 the prior week after suffering a sharp 36.4% drop in demand. “The controversial Netflix series seems to have run its course with audiences as they move on to the next show,” Parrot maintains.

The highest surge in demand, 165.1%, was for Netflix’s new series “The Watcher.” The thriller miniseries created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan premiered Oct. 13 and entered the top 10 in ninth place with 28.1 times the average series demand. It was No. 106 the previous week.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Game of Thrones,” with 106.8 times average demand. The series once again got a boost from prequel series  “House of the Dragon,” which moved up to No. 6 (from No. 8) with 62.3 times average demand. (For those comparing the two big fantasy dramas, “Rings of Power” didn’t crack the overall top 10.)

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

 

Reelgood: Netflix’s ‘The Watcher’ Topped Weekly Streaming Through Oct. 19

The Netflix original limited series “The Watcher” topped all programming streamed in the U.S. for the week ended Oct. 19, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks how its 5 million domestic users interact with movies and TV shows on its platform in real-time.

The series, featuring an all-star cast, including Naomi Watts, Mia Farrow, Bobby Cannavale and Margo Martindale, toppled the previous week’s No. 1 “Interview With the Vampire” on AMC+.

New chart arrivals included Peacock’s Halloween Ends in the No. 3 spot, 2016 horror film Terrifier at No. 7 on sports-themed platform FuboTV, and in the No. 9 spot, Hellraiser on Hulu.

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1. “The Watcher” (Netflix)
2. “Interview With the Vampire” (AMC+)
3. Halloween Ends (Peacock Premium)
4. “House of the Dragon” (HBO Max)
5. Luckiest Girl Alive (Netflix)
6. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (Prime Video)
7. Terrifier (FuboTV)
8. “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
9. Hellraiser (Hulu)
10. “The Midnight Club” (Netflix)

Netflix: ‘The Watcher’ Ends Jeffrey Dahmer’s Reign as Weekly Most-Streamed English Language Content Through Oct. 16

It was a good week to be showrunner Ryan Murphy. The television writer, director, and producer had three shows on Netflix’s weekly top 10 streaming charts through Oct. 16. 

Since its debut on Oct. 13, Murphy’s real-estate thriller “The Watcher” topped all English language views with 125.01 million hours viewed across 90 countries. Starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, the series was in the top 10 in 90 countries. Previous chart topper “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” pulled in an additional 122.78 million hours viewed across 92 countries.

The drama about the infamous serial killer has now accumulated 824.15 million total hours viewed on the streamer’s all-time most-popular list. And on the English language movies list, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, based on the novel by Stephen King and produced by Murphy, had 20.08 million hours viewed.

Separately, “The Midnight Club,” based on the book series by Christopher Pike, generated 49.87 million hours viewed. Documentary series “Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes,” generated 27.71 million hours, while season five of “Dynasty” had 18.23 million hours viewed. The third season of “Bling Empire” had 10.63 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, new entrants on the list include Netflix’s latest animation series, “The Oddballs,” with 11.9 million hours viewed, and reality-competition series “The Mole,” with 9.64 million hours viewed.

On the English-language movies list, Mila Kunis’ Luckiest Girl Alive emerged No. 1 with 57.01 million hours viewed for the second week in a row. The Curse of Bridge Hollow debuted with 25.12 million hours viewed. The Redeem Team, which chronicles the 2008 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team at the Beijing Olympics, generated 10.29 million hours viewed. Ana de Armas’ impressive performance as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde saw another 6.09 million hours viewed.

For the first time, a Polish series took the top spot on the non-English-language TV List. “High Water” had 31.04 million hours viewed. German historical drama “The Empress” finished No. 2 with 28.08 million hours. Spanish thriller “Holy Family” and Korean mystery “Glitch” debuted on the list with 8.51 million hours and 7.44 million hours viewed, respectively. Viewers continued to discover recent hits, including Korean dramas “Little Women” (week six) with 24.99 million hours viewed, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” (week 15) with 12.15 million hours viewed, “Alchemy of Souls” (week 15) with 7.75 million hours viewed and “Young Lady and Gentleman” (week eight) with 7.07 million hours viewed, as well as Mexican drama “El Rey, Vicente Fernández” (week five) with 9.36 million hours viewed.

Brazilian romantic comedy Someone Borrowed entered the non-English-language chart No. 1 with 27.38 million hours viewed, while Filipino drama Dollhouse debuted with 4.74 million hours viewed. German horror Old People, Uruguay drama Togo, Indian drama Laal Singh Chaddha, Italian romantic company, Jumping from High Places, African fantasy-drama Aníkúlápó and Indian rom-com Plan A Plan B, all returned to the list.