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Nielsen Streaming Ratings

BrianLo

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This topic seems to be popping up in lots of different threads and probably deserves its own on an ongoing basis. It's an interesting data point to discuss the popularity of the streaming landscape and certain series on Disney+ and Hulu.

For context, Nielsen has long participated in the TV landscape. Until recently streaming data was pretty non-existent, or was intermittently reported direct by Netflix. Which usually created out of context data and was often only disclosed when something did particularly well.

Netflix formerly released viewer numbers, which included anyone who spent longer than 2 minutes viewing a TV show or movie.

Nielsen extrapolates data from its viewer pool and reports total minutes watched. Naturally this is a much better data point, but when generating a list caution is required that sheer amount of content minutes (i.e. more episodes or a longer movie) means things cannot be compared 1:1.

Movies will struggle to break the overall list and should be compared to other movies generally. Nielsen breaks their categories into Original Series, Acquired (i.e. The Office) and Movies.



*Nielsen has not yet started tracking Peacock or HBO Max, but this should come shortly.
 

BrianLo

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Original Poster
Original Series - Week of 1/4/21 - 1/10/21
Rank
SVOD Provider

Program Name

# of Episodes

Minutes (Millions)
1NetflixCOBRA KAI302,107
2NetflixBRIDGERTON81,670
3NetflixCHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA36768
4NetflixTHE CROWN40494
5NetflixVIRGIN RIVER20475
6Disney+THE MANDALORIAN16411
7NetflixTHE QUEEN'S GAMBIT (2020)7392
8NetflixGABBY'S DOLLHOUSE10380
9NetflixTHE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW65323
10NetflixHISTORY OF SWEAR WORDS6314

Acquired Series


Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

# of Episodes

Minutes (Millions)
1NetflixCRIMINAL MINDS282842
2NetflixGREYS ANATOMY366704
3NetflixSCHITTS CREEK80651
4NetflixCOCOMELON5612
5NetflixMARIPOSA DE BARRIO91548
6NetflixSUPERNATURAL327526
7NetflixNEW GIRL146427
8NetflixNCIS353418
9NetflixIMPOSTERS20273
10NetflixTHE BLACKLIST152264

Movies
Rank
SVOD Provider

Program Name

# of Episodes

Minutes (Millions)
1Disney+SOUL (2020)1520
2NetflixWE CAN BE HEROES1353
3NetflixUNKNOWN1330
4Netflix17 AGAIN1216
5NetflixPIECES OF A WOMAN1190
6Disney+MOANA1182
7Disney+FROZEN II1176
8AmazonCATCH ME IF YOU CAN1170
9AmazonRANGO1134
10Netflix30 MINUTES OR LESS1125
 

MisterPenguin

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For all of 2020...

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Some stats for the movie column...

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MisterPenguin

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Previous weeks...

Week ending Nov 1
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Week ending Nov 15...
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Week ending Dec 20
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Week ending Jan 3..
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MisterPenguin

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Here's a top 10 I found for the week ending 12/27/20. It doesn't break it down into series v. movies. v. originals.

1​
Disney+Soul (2020)
1​
1,660​
2​
Netflixβ€œThe Office”
192​
1,430​
3​
Netflixβ€œBridgerton”
8​
1,200​
4​
NetflixThe Midnight Sky (2020)
1​
1,110​
5​
Disney+β€œThe Mandalorian”
16​
1,000​
6​
NetflixHow the Grinch Stole Xmas
1​
705​
7​
Netflixβ€œThe Crown”
40​
700​
8​
Netflixβ€œGrey’s Anatomy”
366​
691​
9​
NetflixChristmas Chronicles 2
1​
660​
10​
Netflixβ€œCriminal Minds”
277​
648​
 

MisterPenguin

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Note that under 'movies,' Netflix is down to only 3 spots in the top ten. A huge turnaround.

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Jedijax719

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Netflix 3
Disney+ 5
Hulu 2

Total Disney 7 Netflix 3.

Anyway, Nomadland was excellent.
By the end of the year, it won't even be close. With movies such as Raya, Black Widow, Luca, Shang-Chi, Cruella, and Jungle Cruise eventually coming to D+ for free, that chart is going to be VERY heavily D+. Then continuing into 2022 with Eternals, Encanto, DS2, Thor4, etc. Too bad Disney can't make a deal to get the Spiderman films on D+, but I understand.
 

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