The top two entries on Nielsen’s weekly US streaming charts are two broadcast TV shows that premiered when Netflix was still mailing DVDs in envelopes.
Gray anatomy And criminal mind, Which originally premiered in 2005 on ABC and CBS, led the arena from the week of March 15 to 21, before moving on to later streaming years. Of gray Whereas the total viewing period was 673 million minutes criminal mind 647 million. Of gray While there is still a big draw on the ABC schedule criminal mind Its series ended in 2020.
The Nielsen methodology gives the benefit of longer-running shows, and each of the top two has more than 300 episodes, giving them more opportunity to watch. The company calculates total viewing through a TV set on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Disney +, meaning that mobile numbers are not part of it.
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Lool in the original also coincided with the mid-March draw, like the return of March Madness. New streaming services are not part of the Nielsen fold, such as rebrands aggressively promoted as CBS All Access’s Paramount +, may also account for subdued numbers.
While the original programming did not lead the charge, the two new titles recorded strong viewership for the week. Yes Day is a Netflix film starring Jennifer Garner and saw an increase in viewership from its first to second week, peaking at number 3 with 593 million minutes.
Falcon and Winter Soldier, A new Marvel entry on Disney +, collected 495 million viewing minutes in its opening week. It was an improvement for the beginner Vandavision, Although the latter time is also short.
A wave of attention has risen for Britain’s royal family Crown Back in the top 10. It was the number 9 title, with 449 million minutes to watch. Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kicked off the show during the week of March 8 to 14.
Unlike Nielsen, Parrot Analytics reported today that from 8 to 10 April, Prince Philip’s death coverage increased demand by 47% Crown In the US, however, viewership is not the same thing as a 47% gain in viewership. Parrot’s proprietary “demand expression” metric combines social media likes and shares, online trailer views and streaming with clicks and other inputs. Still, Prince’s death could bump up another Nielsen. (Nielsen’s measurement of streaming is provided with a delay of approximately one month.)
Below is the full top 10, with episodes (or film designations), and total minutes of viewing. All titles are on Netflix, except as otherwise noted.
Gray anatomy – 367 episodes, 673M minutes
criminal mind – 307 eps, 647M minutes.
Yes Day – Film, 593 min.
NCIS – 353 EPS, 569 MM.
Guinea and Georgia – 10 eps., 540 M min.
coconut oil – 6 apps., 506M minutes.
Falcon and Winter Soldier (Disney +) – 1 span., 495 mm min.
Deep chase – 158 eps., 458M minutes.
Crown – 40 eps., 449M min.
Rude – Film, 434 min.