‘Squid Game’ Top Streaming Original, ‘Black Widow’ Top Streaming Movie on Whip Media Charts

Netflix’s “Squid Game” led the Whip Media chart of top streaming originals and Black Widow the chart of top streaming movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Oct. 10.

“Squid Game” is a South Korean series that follows a group of desperate and cash-strapped people competing in a blood-thirsty survival game. It started streaming Sept. 17.

The Marvel feature Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, became available at no additional cost to Disney+ subscribers Oct. 6.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 18 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by theatrical or streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” which garnered four Emmys Sept. 19 including Outstanding Comedy Series, took the No. 2 spot on the streaming originals chart. Jason Sudeikis won an Emmy for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the series, season two of which began streaming July 23.

At No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Disney+’s “What If…,” a Marvel Universe animated anthology series that debuted Aug. 11. It explores major Marvel moments had they gone differently.

Coming in at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was The Guilty, which started streaming on Netflix Oct. 1. It follows a troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty who scrambles to save a distressed caller.

Taking the bronze on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s stand-up comedy special Dave Chappelle: The Closer, which started streaming Oct. 5. The show has created controversy over Chappelle’s comments about trans people.

Free Guy, No. 4 on the streaming movies chart, and The Suicide Squad, No. 10 on that chart, are both available transactionally on Amazon Prime Video, among other digital outlets.

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Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 10:

  1. “Squid Game” — Netflix
  2. “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
  3. “What If …” — Disney+
  4. “On My Block” — Netflix (season premiere)
  5. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  6. “Titans” (2018) — HBO Max
  7. “Lucifer” — Netflix
  8. “Midnight Mass” (2021) — Netflix
  9. “The Morning Show” — Apple TV+
  10. “Maid” — Netflix

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 10:

  1. Black Widow — Disney+
  2. The Guilty — Netflix
  3. Dave Chappelle: The Closer — Netflix
  4. Free Guy — Prime Video
  5. There’s Someone Inside Your House — Netflix
  6. Muppets Haunted Mansion — Disney+
  7. Malignant — HBO Max
  8. The Many Saints of Newark — HBO Max
  9. Cruella — Disney+
  10. The Suicide Squad — Prime Video

‘Squid Game’ Top Streaming Original on Weekly Whip Watch Chart

Netflix’s “Squid Game” led the Whip Watch chart of top streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended Oct. 3.

The South Korean series follows a group of desperate and cash-strapped people competing in a blood-thirsty survival game. It started streaming Sept. 17.

Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” which garnered four Emmys Sept. 19 including Outstanding Comedy Series, jumped to No. 2 from No. 3 on the streaming originals chart. Jason Sudeikis won an Emmy for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the series about a U.S. football coach leading a soccer team in the United Kingdom. Season two of the series began streaming July 23.

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Taking the bronze on the chart was Disney+’s “What If…?,”  a Marvel Universe animated anthology series that debuted Aug. 11. It explores major Marvel moments had they gone differently.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 18 million global users.  The Whip Watch streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by theatrical or streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 3:

  1. “Squid Game” — Netflix
  2. “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
  3. “What If…?” — Disney+
  4. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  5. “Midnight Mass” (2021) — Netflix
  6. “Lucifer” — Netflix
  7. “Sex Education” — Netflix
  8. “Titans” (2018) — HBO Max
  9. “Doom Patrol” — HBO Max
  10. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix

Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ Top Returning Show, ‘Dune’ Top Movie Anticipated in October

Netflix’s “Locke & Key” was the most anticipated returning show, “CSI: Vegas” was the top anticipated new show, and Dune was the top anticipated movie on the TV Time charts for October.

“Locke & Key,” an adaptation of the comic book series, follows three siblings and their mother who move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, after the father is murdered under mysterious circumstances. The house, they discover, is full of magical keys that may be connected to the father’s death. Season two debuts Oct. 22.

“CSI: Vegas” has stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox returning to their roles in the long-running “CSI” crime drama franchise. It debuts Oct. 6.

Dune, the latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi best-seller, will be released concurrently in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service Oct. 22. It stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

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TV Time, owned by Whip Media, is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Most Anticipated New Shows for October:

  1. “CSI: Vegas” (CBS) — Oct. 6
  2. “Chucky” (Syfy) — Oct. 12
  3. “4400” (CW) — Oct. 25
  4. “Invasion” (2021) (Apple TV+) — Oct. 22
  5. “Ghosts” (U.S.) (CBS) — Oct. 7

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for October:

  1. “Locke & Key” (Netflix) — Oct. 22
  2. “You” (Netflix) — Oct. 15
  3. “Succession” (HBO) — Oct. 17
  4. “Another Life” (2019) (Netflix) — Oct. 14
  5. “Love Life” (2020) (HBO Max) — Oct. 28

 

Most Anticipated Movies for October:

  1. Dune (Warner) — Oct. 22
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony) — Oct. 1
  3. No Time to Die (MGM) — Oct. 8
  4. The Many Saints of Newark (Warner) — Oct. 1
  5. The Guilty (Netflix) — Oct. 1
  6. Halloween Kills (Universal)— Oct. 15
  7. The Last Duel (20th Century Studios)— Oct. 15
  8. Last Night in Soho (Focus)— Oct. 29
  9. The French Dispatch (Searchlight)— Oct. 22
  10. Antlers (Searchlight)— Oct. 29

Whip Media Hires Former Warner Exec Debbie Neveu

Entertainment software platform and data provider Whip Media has hired Debbie Neveu as VP of global enterprise client success.

In this newly created role, Neveu will further develop and grow the company’s content value management (CVM) platform customer relationships, including focusing on strategy, product adoption, sales assistance, and customer retention and support.

Neveu joins Whip Media with more than two decades of experience leading the accounting and financial reporting teams at some of the biggest companies in entertainment. Prior to joining Whip Media, Neveu served as the VP of accounting, financial reporting, financial systems and financial deal review at Warner Bros., where she spearheaded more than 300 deals and led the expansion of the company’s digital business into more than 130 countries. The areas of emphasis during her 15 years at Warner Bros. included the company’s digital sellthrough, VOD, PVOD, PPV and AVOD businesses. Before joining Warner Bros., Neveu served as the director of global operations at The Walt Disney Company for Disney’s interactive video gaming business.

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“Debbie’s invaluable knowledge of the entertainment industry and proven track record of success makes her an ideal fit for Whip Media,” Saj Jayasinghe, Whip Media’s SVP of global enterprise account management, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have her on board, and I know our media partners will feel the same way, too.”

“As a former client, I’ve spent years partnering with Whip Media and utilizing their CVM platform to automate, scale and streamline internal studio finance, rights and avails,” Neveu said in a statement. “Now that I am part of the Whip family, I look forward to bringing this knowledge to improve the satisfaction and success of our clients while also supporting the sales and product teams to refine and expand customer offerings.”

‘Sex Education’ Top Streaming Original, ‘Shang-Chi’ Top Movie on Weekly TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “Sex Education” led the TV Time chart of top streaming originals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings the TV Time chart of top movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Sept. 26.

The British dramedy “Sex Education” follows a socially awkward teen who lives with his sex therapist mom and offers sex advice to his peers. Season three started streaming Sept. 17.

The latest Marvel feature Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is only showing in theaters and has earned nearly $200 million at the box office domestically.

The charts replace TV Time’s weekly binge and rising show charts.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 18 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by theatrical or streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

“Lucifer,” the sixth and final season of which debuted on Netflix Sept. 10, fell to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart. It follows Lucifer’s exploits on Earth.

Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” which garnered four Emmys Sept. 19 including Outstanding Comedy Series, remained at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart. Jason Sudeikis won an Emmy for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the series, season two of which began streaming July 23.

At No. 2 on the movies chart was 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game.

Malignant, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max Sept. 10, fell from No. 1 to No. 3. It’s a possession thriller from director James Wan (The ConjuringInsidious).

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Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Sept. 26:

  1. “Sex Education” — Netflix
  2. “Lucifer” — Netflix
  3. “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
  4. “What If …” — Disney+
  5. “Star Wars: Visions” — Disney+ (Season Premiere)
  6. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  7. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  8. “Squid Game” — Netflix
  9. “Titans” (2018) — HBO Max
  10. “Nine Perfect Strangers” — Hulu

 

Top Movies Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Sept. 26:

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney
  2. Free Guy — 20th Century Studios
  3. Malignant — Warner Bros.
  4. Kate — Netflix
  5. Black Widow — Disney
  6. Candyman — MGM
  7. Old — Universal
  8. Cruella — Disney
  9. The Suicide Squad — Warner Bros.
  10. Cinderella — Amazon Prime Video

‘Lucifer’ Top Streaming Original, ‘Malignant’ Top Movie on Weekly TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “Lucifer” led the TV Time chart of top streaming originals and Malignant the TV Time chart of top movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Sept. 19.

The charts replace TV Time’s weekly binge and rising show charts.

“Lucifer,” the sixth and final season of which debuted on Netflix Sept. 10, follows Lucifer’s exploits on Earth.

Malignant, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max Sept. 10, is a possession thriller from director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious).

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 18 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by theatrical or streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

Disney+’s “What If …?” came in at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart. The Marvel Universe animated anthology series debuted Aug. 11. It explores major Marvel moments had they gone differently.

Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” which garnered four Emmys Sept. 19, including Outstanding Comedy Series, landed at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart. Jason Sudeikis won an Emmy for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the series, season two of which began streaming July 23.

Among movies in the top 10, the latest Marvel feature Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, only showing in theaters, took the No. 2 spot, while Netflix’s Kate, an actioner about a poisoned assassin who has less than 24 hours to find out who ordered the hit and exact revenge, landed at No. 3.

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Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Sept. 19:

  1. “Lucifer” — Netflix
  2. “What If …?” — Disney+
  3. “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
  4. “Sex Education” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
  5. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  6. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  7. “Titans” — HBO Max
  8. “Nine Perfect Strangers” — Hulu
  9. “Y: The Last Man” — Hulu (Series Premiere)
  10. “Evil” — Paramount+

 

Top Movies Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Sept. 19:

  1. Malignant — Warner Bros.
  2. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney
  3. Kate — Netflix
  4. The Suicide Squad — Warner Bros.
  5. Cruella — Disney
  6. Cinderella — Amazon Prime Video
  7. Black Widow — Disney
  8. Reminiscence — Warner Bros.
  9. Candyman — MGM
  10. The Voyeurs — Amazon Prime Video

Whip Media and NATPE Launch New Report on Domestic Consumption of International TV Series

Software platform and data provider Whip Media and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) have announced a partnership to provide a new data report on how U.S. audiences are consuming international TV series.

The new NATPE Navigator report highlights what original content produced outside the U.S. is among the most viewed domestically, according to Whip. It is available every other week on the NATPE, and Whip Media websites and will be distributed in the NATPE newsletter.

Netflix’s Spanish series “Money Heist” topped the first report for Sept. 6-19.

The NATPE report is compiled utilizing Whip Media’s proprietary global panel of consumers who report what programs they follow and watch and, further, how they feel about those shows, according to Whip. The panel is made up of 18 million viewers in more than 170 countries and provides data on more than 4.5 million movie and TV episodes on 1,100 global platforms.

The NATPE Navigator ranks the top 10 most viewed non-U.S. TV series among U.S. viewers. According to Whip, the report also provides a snapshot of a specific global title, including who is watching it, how people feel about it, what else they are watching, and where that title is available on SVOD services globally based on real-time streaming availability data provided by Whip Media’s partner, BB, a media intelligence and content distribution researcher.

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“We at NATPE are proud of our position as a resource for this industry that has seen countless changes to the global content marketplace and are always looking for new ways to provide additional insights and guidance to our members,” J.P. Bommel, president and CEO of NATPE, said in a statement. “This partnership with Whip Media will do just that, and we are eager to see the results of their study as we continue to navigate the shifts our industry is going through.”

“With the growing consumer demand for new TV series and movies, content is no longer staying within its originating territories, but it’s still difficult to predict hits and what content will resonate with local viewers,” Carol Hanley, president of Whip Media, said in a statement. “We’re excited to partner with NATPE to provide this new actionable data to the industry along with insights on how to fill gaps in their programming in a marketplace now unbound by geography.”

Survey: Consumers Almost Maxed Out on SVOD Services

Consumers are almost maxed out on subscription video-on-demand services, according to a Whip Media study of nearly 4,000 U.S. consumers.

Survey respondents said they subscribed to an average of 4.7 services and plan to add only one more. More than two thirds (70%) of respondents said they feel that there are too many subscription services on the market; most of them (85%) said it’s getting too expensive; and one-third (32%) said they had canceled an SVOD service in the past year.

However, churn is spread out over all of the SVODs, and all of the services were relatively sticky in that Disney+, Netflix and Apple TV+ had the highest cancellation rates at a mere 6%.

The majority (60%) of respondents said they prefer to pay for an ad-free service.

Netflix was the most indispensable SVOD platform. When asked if they could only keep one streaming service, 41% of consumers said Netflix would be their choice if they could only keep one; followed by Hulu (21%), HBO Max (13%), Disney+ (9%) and Amazon (6%).

However, when ranked on SVOD satisfaction, HBO Max jumps to the top spot. Of the major services, AppleTV+ is in the most precarious position as the streaming service consumers said they were least satisfied with and least likely to keep.

In the survey, 92% of respondents said they find library content very important or important, while 78% of respondents felt original content was very important or important.

The Whip survey was fielded with 3,960 U.S. TV Time app users from June 9-13, 2021. Results were weighted to balance with the U.S. general population, by gender and age (13-54).

Netflix’s ‘Into the Night’ Top Rising Show on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “Into the Night” was the top rising show and the service’s “Money Heist” was again the top binge show on the TV Time charts for the week ended Sept. 12.

“Into the Night,” season two of which debuted Sept. 8, follows a group of plane passengers who must escape the sun. It also landed at No. 9 on the binge chart.

Season three of the Spanish heist crime drama series “Money Heist” started streaming Sept. 3.

Coming in at No. 2 on the rising show chart was Netflix’s “The Circle,” a social media reality competition series where contestants vie to be the top influencer. Season three began streaming Sept. 8.

No. 2 on the binge chart was “Lucifer,” the sixth and final season of which debuted on Netflix Sept. 10. The series, which follows the exploits of Lucifer on Earth, also landed at No. 3 on the rising show chart.

NBC’s “Good Girls,” which ended this summer after four seasons, took the No. 3 spot on the binge chart. The series follows suburban moms who turn to robbery to make ends meet. The final season began streaming on Netflix Aug. 31.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by almost 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program. The network displayed is the network where the show first aired (e.g. “Friends” on NBC).

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Sept. 12 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Money Heist” (Netflix) — 10.17%
  2. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 5.45%
  3. “Good Girls” (NBC) — 2.29%
  4. “Modern Family” (U.S.) (ABC) — 1.79%
  5. “One Piece” (Fuji TV) — 1.76%
  6. “Grey’s Anatomy” (U.S.) (ABC) — 1.50%
  7. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.46%
  8. “The Office” (U.S.) (NBC) — 0.96%
  9. “Into the Night” (Netflix) — 0.95%
  10. “The Good Doctor” (U.S.) (ABC) — 0.94%

 

Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended Sept. 12 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Into the Night” (Netflix) — 97.1%
  2. “The Circle” (U.S.) (Netflix) — 91.9%
  3. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 83%
  4. “Rick and Morty” (Adult Swim) — 73.5%
  5. “Billions” (Showtime) — 73.2%
  6. “American Crime Story” (FX) — 63.8%
  7. “Dive Club” (Network Ten) — 58.1%
  8. “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror” (Netflix) — 53.6%
  9. “Liars” (France) (TF1) — 29%
  10. “Hell’s Kitchen” (U.S.) (Fox) — 27.8%

Hulu’s ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Top Rising Show on TV Time Charts

Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” was the top rising show and Netflix’s “Money Heist” the top binge show on the TV Time charts the week ended Sept. 5.

“Only Murders in the Building” is a murder mystery comedy starring Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez. The series, about a trio of true crime fans investigating a murder in their New York apartment building, debuted on Hulu Aug. 31.

Season three of the Spanish heist crime drama series “Money Heist” started streaming Sept. 3. The series also came in at No. 2 on the rising show chart.

NBC’s “Good Girls,” which ended this summer after four seasons, took the No. 2 spot on the binge chart and the No. 3 spot on the rising show chart. The series follows suburban moms who turn to robbery to make ends meet. The final season began streaming on Netflix Aug. 31.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by almost 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program. The network displayed is the network where the show first aired (e.g. “Friends” on NBC).

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Sept. 5 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Money Heist” (Netflix) — 11.99%
  2. “Good Girls” (NBC) — 2.14%
  3. “One Piece” (Fuji TV) — 1.84%
  4. “Modern Family” (U.S.) (ABC) — 1.76%
  5. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.55%
  6. “Grey’s Anatomy” (U.S.) (ABC) — 1.52%
  7. “Clickbait” (Netflix) — 1.09%
  8. “Outer Banks” (Netflix) — 1.07%
  9. “The Office” (U.S.) (NBC) — 1.03%
  10. “The Good Doctor” (U.S.) (ABC) — 0.99%

 

Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended Sept. 5 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu) — 99.9%
  2. “Money Heist” (Netflix) — 98.2%
  3. “Good Girls” (NBC) — 87.8%
  4. “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX) — 87.5%
  5. “The Marseillais vs the Rest of the World” (W9) — 87.3%
  6. “Marvel Studios: Legends” (Disney+) — 69.6%
  7. “Chicago Med” (NBC) — 24.3%
  8. “Nevertheless” (jTBC) — 24%
  9. “See” (Apple TV+) — 16.1%
  10. “Clickbait” (Netflix) — 12.4%