Nielsen: Prime Video’s ‘Fallout’ Topped Weekly Household TV Streaming Through April 28

Prime Video’s post-apocalyptic series set in Los Angeles continued to resonate with household television streamers as its original series “Fallout” topped all content for a third consecutive week with 1.5 billion minutes viewed across eight episodes through April 28, according to new data from Nielsen.

The series is the only Prime Video program ever to three-peat at No. 1 overall. The previous Prime Video title to achieve consecutive weeks at No. 1 overall was Coming 2 America during the first two weeks in April 2021. And while “Reacher” was No. 1 on the originals chart four times during its top 10 tenure, “Fallout” is the only title atop the chart three times consecutively.

Lionsgate’s Starz streaming service became the ninth platform to join Nielsen’s weekly top 10 with “Black Sails,” which was licensed to Netflix during the previously reported interval (April 15-21) and notched No. 8 on the acquired chart with 630 million viewing minutes across 38 episodes. Upon its Netflix debut during the previous interval, “Black Sails” tallied 448 million viewing minutes.

Netflix’s buzzy original stalker drama series “Baby Reindeer” upped viewership 36% to 915 million viewing minutes — good enough for No. 5 overall and No. 2 on the original chart.

The finale episode of Hulu’s period drama “Shōgun” spiked viewership 45%, pushing minutes to a series-high 608 million to hit No. 4 on the original chart.

“Fallout” was not the only video game inspired title on the list this week, as “Knuckles” on Paramount+ took No. 6 among originals with 341 million viewing minutes across six episodes, a third of which came from kids 2-11. Paramount+ also made the originals chart with “Star Trek: Discovery” (No. 8 original, 285 minutes minutes) across 60 episodes.

Ahead of the third-season launch of “Bridgerton,” Netflix subscribers watched 264 million minutes of seasons one and two, putting the show at No. 9 on the originals chart. The show reappeared on the originals chart during last week’s interval (April 15-21) at No. 10 with 228 million viewing minutes across 16 episodes.

On Tuesday of this interval, Netflix added the Columbia Pictures rom-com Anyone But You to its movie library. With 773 million viewing minutes from an audience that was two-thirds female, the movie nabbed No. 6 overall and No. 1 on the movie chart.

Netflix’s Rebel Moon: Part 2 generated a predominantly male audience that consumed 470 million viewing minutes (down 8% from last week) to take No. 2 on the movie chart.

Prime Video rounded out the originals chart, following another installment of its horror anthology franchise “THEM: The Scare,” which took No. 10 with 251 million viewing minutes. Black viewers accounted for 59% of the show’s audience.

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Netflix: France’s ‘Wingwomen’ Tops Weekly Streaming With 18.5 Million Views Through Nov. 5

The new French action comedy Wingwomen grabbed the top spot overall and on the non-English language movie chart on Netflix for the week ended Nov. 5, with 18.5 million views. The U.K. erotic crime thriller Locked In topped the English-language movie chart with 17.8 million views.

The new limited series “All the Light We Cannot See,” from director/executive​ producer Shawn Levy and screenwriter Steven Knight, debuted atop the English-language TV chart with 9.8 million views.​ 

Part three of French crime heist series “Lupin” returned atop the non-English language TV chart with 3.3 million views in its fifth week on the chart.

Separately, the limited U.K. murder mystery series “Bodies” remained No. 3 on the English-language TV chart, while Mike Flanagan’s horror series “The Fall of the House of Usher” came in seventh place with 2.8 million views.

Docuseries dominated the remainder of the chart. “Till Murder Do Us Part: Soering vs. Haysom” opened at No. 2 with 4.7 million views the Morgan Freeman-narrated nature series “Life on Our Planet” ranked No. 4 with 4.3 million views; the true crime documentary Get Gotti nabbed No. 6 with 3.2 million views; and the limited docuseries “Beckham” remained on the chart at No. 9 with 2.7 million views. 

Other movies making their first appearance on the English language chart, included NYAD, starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, at No. 6, and the documentary about Sylvester Stalloner — Sly — at No. 7, both with 4.7 million views. Pain Hustlers, co-starring Emily Blunt and Chris Evans, finished at No. 2 for the second week in a row with 15.2 million views. Elsewhere on the chart, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse finished at No. 8 with 8.6 million views. 

Finally, the Brazilian thriller Burning Betrayal finished at No. 2 with 6.5 million views on the non-English movie chart, followed by the Spanish horror film Sister Death at No. 3 with 6.1 million views.  

Netflix’s ‘The Night Agent’ Cracks Streamer’s All-Time Top 10 Chart

Hit Netflix series “The Night Agent” again topped all streamed content across the SVOD platform for the week ended April 9. The FBI-themed series, starring Gabriel Basso and Luciane Buchanan, added more than 130 million hours consumed across 92 countries to crack Netflix’s all-time top 10 with more than 515.5 million hours watched in three weeks.

The tally easily topped original movie Murder Mystery 2 with almost 60 million hours, non-English movie Kill Boksoon with 26 million hours, and series “The Glory” with 18.6 million hours.

New to the chart is action-packed dark comedy “Beef” with 34.08 million hours viewed. Starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun, the series was in the top 10 in 61 countries and scored a Certified Fresh score of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The original 2019 Murder Mystery remained on the English-language movie chart with 22.25 million hours viewed. 

Season four of reality dating series “Love Is Blind” added 43.1 million hours viewed. With the upcoming finale on April 14, Netflix is bowing its first live reunion special from Los Angeles on April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Separately, “Unseen,” “Wellmania” and “You” all returned to the chart with 17.5 million, 13.4 million and 11.9 million hours viewed, respectively.

On the non-English-language TV side, streamers coveted Turkish thriller “Who Were We Running From?” (13.2 million), Korean drama “Divorce Attorney Shin” (9.2 million), romantic comedy “Crash Course in Romance” on the list for 10 weeks (8.3 million hours), season two of Spanish reality series “I Am Georgina” (6.9 million hours) and Japanese romance “From Me to You” (6.6 million hours). New chart entrants included “Copycat Killer” (17.7 million hours), the first ever Taiwanese series to enter the Top 10, and Norwegian drama “War Sailor” (13.6 million hours)

Finally, feelgood family movie Chupa debuted on the chart with 25.3 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 85 countries, while thriller Luther: The Fallen Sun had 7.53 million hours viewed. Dramas new to the foreign language movie chart included Thailand’s Hunger at No. 2 with 11.3 million hours viewed and Turkey’s Oh Belinda with 2.7 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, Hindi-language thriller Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga tallied 4.2 million hours views and German Academy Award-winner All Quiet on the Western Front added 2.3 million hours to top 100 million hours and rank No. 4 all-time. Polish drama Johnny saw another 2.3 million hours to maintain its spot on the chart, while French comedy The Takedown added 2.3 million hours streamed to re-enter the top 10 chart. 

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Netflix: Chris Rock Live Comedy Stand-Up Cracks Top 10 English-Language TV Chart

Netflix’s expensive foray into live content streaming was a success as comedian Chris Rock’s controversial “Selective Outrage” stand-up act March 4 in Baltimore, Md., placed No. 7 on the streamer’s weekly top 10 English-language TV chart through March 5 — just 24 hours after the live performance. Netflix reportedly paid Rock $20 million for the show, which included pre-and post-performance content featuring a host of stars.

For the second week in a row, season three of “Outer Banks” finished atop the English TV list with 99 million hours viewed. Seasons one and two also remained on the chart with 34.05 million hours viewed and 27.75 million hours viewed, respectively. New to the list is season two of love triangle drama “Sex/Life” with 43.89 million hours viewed, and season two of fashion competition series “Next in Fashion,” starring supermodel Gigi Hadid and designer Tan France, with 16.2 million hours viewed. “Perfect Match” (42.66 million hours viewed), “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” (33.36 million hours viewed), season five of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” (26.23 million hours viewed), and “Wednesday” (16.41 million hours viewed) all returned to the chart. 

The family-friendly horror movie We Have a Ghost remained in the No. 1 spot on the English films chart with 42.62 million hours viewed and appeared in the top 10 in 93 countries, while the thriller The Strays tallied 14.57 million hours viewed. Romantic comedy Your Place or Mine remained on the chart with 7.5 million hours viewed. 

New entrants on the non-English films chart included Polish drama Tonight You’re Sleeping With Me (12.17 million hours viewed), Spanish rom-com Love at First Kiss (10.93 million hours viewed), and Turkish mystery 10 Days of a Good Man (4.84 million hours viewed). Mainstays included Japanese drama Call Me Chihiro, Korean mystery Unlocked, Oscar-nominated German drama All Quiet on the Western Front, Swedish military drama Black Crab and Norwegian thriller Viking Wolf all charted. 

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Mexican thriller “Triptych” pulled in an additional 39.65 million hours viewed to remain No. 1 on the non-English TV chart. Korean titles, including “Crash Course in Romance” and “Physical: 100,” as well as Mexican drama “La Reina del Sur” and Italian drama “The Law According to Lidia Poët,” all remained on the chart. Season two of Spanish drama “Wrong Side of the Tracks,” Germany’s “Too Hot To Handle” and French docuseries “Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil” all entered the chart. 

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.

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Virgin River,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Again Dominate Household Streaming Through July 31

Netflix’s Canadian romantic drama “Virgin River” again topped all content streamed across household televisions for the week ended July 31, according to new data from Nielsen.  The series generated more than 2.39 billion minutes across 42 episodes to best the streamer’s longtime chart topper, “Stranger Things” with more than 1.83 billion minutes across 34 episodes.

The weekly tallies for the two programs were down about 9% and 16%, respectively, from the previous-week period.

Netflix again dominated Nielsen’s chart, accounting for all of the Top 10 streamed content, including top movie: The Gray Man, which generated 1.3 billion minutes consumed to best all movies for the week and finish in the top three overall.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Virgin River 42 2,397
2 Netflix Stranger Things 34 1,835
3 Netflix The Gray Man (2022) 1 1,362
4 Netflix Keep Breathing 6 730
5 Netflix Cocomelon 18 696
6 Netflix Grey’s Anatomy 396 656
7 Netflix NCIS 354 649
8 Netflix The Most Hated Man on the Internet 3 546
9 Netflix Purple Hearts (2022) 1 508
10 Netflix Sing 2 1 471

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 ‘Stranger Things’ Topped Household Streaming For Third Straight Week Through June 19

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


Netflix: ‘The Sea Beast’ Takes No. 1 Movie, ‘Stranger Things 4’ Tops Episodic Content

The Sea Beast debuted atop Netflix’s weekly English Films List with 33.52 million hours viewed through July 10. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six, Bolt), the animated film was in the top 10 in 92 countries. The film received glowing reviews and a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score.

The documentary Girl in the Picture came in second with 28.38 million hours viewed. The decades-long mystery about a young mother’s death and the kidnapping of her son kept viewers intrigued and appeared in the top 10 in 57 countries.

Finally, the case of mistaken identity with Kevin Hart and Woody Harreslon at the helm as The Man From Toronto rounded out the podium with 24.38 million hours viewed. Based on the book of the same name by Jennifer E. Smith, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between had 10.26 million hours viewed. The film was in the top 10 in 46 countries. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler’s Hustle held steady with an additional 9.4 million hours viewed. 

“Stranger Things 4” spawned the Metallica and Joseph Quinn duet you didn’t know you needed. The series was No. 1 on Netflix’s English TV List with 188.19 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title this week and in the top 10 in 93 countries.

The series has now amassed 1.26 billion hours viewed on the most-popular list. Past seasons remained on the weekly list (season one with 45.22 million hours viewed), (season two with 41.11 million hours viewed) and (season three with 36.59 million hours viewed). The third season of “The Umbrella Academy” came in third with 43.84 million hours viewed. Fans also revisited seasons one and two, which had 18.18 million hours viewed and 14.23 million hours viewed, respectively. The sixth and final season of “Peaky Blinders” pulled in 13.06 million hours viewed. 

On the non-English films list, French romantic drama Dangerous Liaisons landed No. 1 with 11.01 million hours viewed. Directed by Rachel Suissa, the film was in the top 10 in 47 countries. Taiwanese horror movie Incantation, directed by Kevin Ko, had 3.24 million hours viewed. Returning favorites include Indian RRR with 2.85 million hours viewed, Norwegian Blasted with 2.17 million hours viewed and Indian Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with 1.85 million hours viewed.  

New entrants on the non-English TV List include Korean drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”in the No. 1 spot with 23.95 million hours viewed, Mexican drama “Control Z” with 18.08 million hours viewed, and Spanish thriller “The Longest Night” with 12.72 million hours viewed.  Rounding out the list are “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” (15.63 million hours viewed), Korean drama “Alchemy of Souls” (12.31 million hours viewed) and Japanese anime series “Bastard!! — Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy” (9.32 million hours viewed).

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Nielsen: Netflix’s Stranglehold on Weekly Ratings Took a Hit Through Nov. 28

Netflix has dominated Nielsen’s weekly top 10 streaming chart since it launched in September. For the week of Nov. 22-28, the streamer’s run of the charts came to an end. Netflix saw just six of the top 10 original and total streamed programs during the Thanksgiving/Black Friday week.

Brian Fuhrer, SVP of content for Nielsen, contends the drop-off had as much to do with linear-TV’s strong programming options, i.e., college/NFL football, as it did competitive streaming shows.

“This is the first week we’ve seen Netflix have ‘only’ 60% of the chart, and that’s due to the success of both Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video,” Fuhrer said in a podcast.

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Specifically, streamers tuned into the first two episodes of new Disney+ series “Hawkeye,” in addition to the fourth episode of Prime Video’s “Wheel of Time,” co-starring Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike.

“There was really strong reaction to the first two [Hawkeye] episodes, which skewed male and 35-54 years old,” Fuhrer said.

The executive gave a shout out to Disney+ for streaming Peter Jackson’s miniseries “The Beatles: Get Back,” which tracked more than 503 million minutes across three episodes for No. 7 spot among original shows. About 54% of the audience was older than 55.

“That’s really smart by Disney to expand the [Disney+] base of users and work in older demo, which typically stream the least,” Fuhrer said.

*Squid game includes viewing to English and Korean versions.
Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

Nielsen: Amazon’s ‘The Wheel of Time’ Topped 1.1 Billion Viewing Minutes in Debut

Amazon Prime Video surprised Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 streaming chart last month when original series “The Wheel of Time” finished No. 2 overall with more than 1.1 billion minutes streamed across three episodes through Nov. 21. The tally was more than Disney/Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with 878 million minutes, but still lagged behind Netflix’s all-time champ Red Notice with more than 1.7 billion minutes.

Based on the fantasy novels by late author Robert Jordan, with Brandon Sanderson writing the last three novels, “The Wheel of Time,” a co-production between Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, features an ensemble cast led by Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike.

“There’s only one original [Amazon] title since we started measuring [streaming minutes] that succeeded that, and that “Hunters,” and it’s not exactly a fair fight,” Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product strategy, said on a vlog post.

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Fuhrer said “Hunters” was released in February 2020 with all 10 episodes while “Wheel of Time” released an initial three episodes, with more to follow in coming weeks.

“It’s a release strategy that’s really smart, and what Disney+ does also — to try and make sure they maximize their content and extend those audiences over time,” he said.

Fuhrer said the “Wheel of Time” audience skews a bit older than the average streaming audience, which he said is a good thing.

“That’s where the growth of streaming is really coming from: older audiences,” he said.

Indeed, the series skews male viewers and has the highest concentration of 50- to 64-year-olds of any title on the chart measured by Nielsen.

“It’s rare that these titles skew male, with only Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ above it,” Fuhrer said.

Meanwhile, the second season debut of “Tiger King” didn’t generate the buzz and viewership season one did during the pandemic. Season two bowed at No. 6 with 685 million minutes across 13 episodes.

Separately, Disney+ tracked six of the top 10 streamed movies during the week, an important statistic for the high-profile Netflix challenger.

“It’s not just that Disney has the titles, it’s that they are attracting different audiences,” Fuhrer said.

*Squid game includes viewing to English and Korean versions.
Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.