October 19, 2021
Netflix’s “You” led the Whip Media chart of top streaming originals and Halloween Kills the chart of top streaming movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Oct. 17.
Season three of the psychological thriller series “You,” which started streaming Oct. 15, features the continuation of Joe Goldberg’s fraught relationship with Love, who is pregnant with his child in a new suburban home.
Universal Pictures’ Halloween Kills, the latest entrant in the long-running “Halloween” horror series, is available for streaming to Peacock Premium SVOD subscribers as well as in theaters. The sequel to the 2018 reboot from Blumhouse has Jamie Lee Curtis again reprising her original teen (now grandmother) role as Laurie Strode intent on ending the murderous reign of Michael Myers.
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.
At No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was “Squid Game,” 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 bronze on the streaming originals chart went to Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” Viewers may have been catching up with the series in the week leading up to the finale, which debuted Oct. 19.
Coming in at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was the Marvel feature Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson. It became available at no additional cost to Disney+ subscribers Oct. 6.
Repeating at No. 3 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.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 17:
- “You” — Netflix (season premiere)
- “Squid Game” — Netflix
- “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
- “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
- “Titans” (2018) — HBO Max
- “The Morning Show” — Apple TV+
- “On My Block” — Netflix
- “Maid” — Netflix
- “Another Life” — Netflix (season premiere)
- “Doom Patrol” — HBO Max
Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 17:
- Halloween Kills — Peacock
- Black Widow — Disney+
- Dave Chappelle: The Closer — Netflix
- The Guilty — Netflix
- Halloween (2018) — Fubo TV
- Scream 2 — AMC+
- Tusk — Showtime
- There’s Someone Inside Your House — Netflix
- Halloween (1978) — AMC+
- Muppets Haunted Mansion — Disney+