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Streaming Ratings: ‘The Crown’ Final Season Opens Lower With Split Release

The final season of The Crown got off to a slower start in Nielsen’s streaming rankings — which might have something to do with the fact that Netflix released only a part of the season. The Emmy-winning drama was the most watched show on streaming for the week of Nov. 13-19, but its 943 million minutes […]

Inside the Netflix Data Trove: ‘Wednesday,’ ‘Suits’ and 10,000 Titles (Almost) No One Watched

Netflix released a huge amount of streaming data Tuesday — viewing totals for more than 18,000 movies and seasons of TV for the first half of 2023. Taken as a whole, it’s almost an overwhelming amount of information that speaks to Netflix’s ability to engage its huge subscriber base (just under 239 million for the […]

Netflix Takes Big Data Transparency Step, Releasing Viewing Numbers for 18,000 Titles

Netflix has taken its biggest step toward data transparency yet with the release of an exhaustive list of viewing time on the platform in the first half of 2023. The list includes worldwide viewing for more than 18,000 movies and seasons of TV (18,214, to be exact) between January and June. Those 18,214 titles all […]

‘Genie’ Premieres as Peacock’s Biggest Original Movie Ever

Peacock’s movie Genie delivered a solid opening for Peacock during Thanksgiving week — big enough, in fact, to rank as the streamer’s biggest original film to date. The holiday comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu premiered Nov. 22 on Peacock and drew about 405 million minutes of viewing time over its first five days, according […]

‘Loki’ Viewing Spikes With Season 2 Finale

Loki scored its biggest tune-in of season two for the week of its finale, rising by almost 200 million minutes over the prior week. That’s the good news. The bad news for the Marvel/Disney+ series is that despite the jump, Loki still finished its second season well behind the first in terms of viewing time, […]

TV Ratings: NewsNation Sets Record With Republican Debate

NewsNation brought in the largest audience of its two-and-a-half-year existence Wednesday night with its telecast of a Republican presidential primary debate. The cable outlet drew 1.59 million viewers for the debate, which featured candidates Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy. A simulcast on The CW (which, like NewsNation, is owned by Nexstar) […]

TV Ratings: ‘Golden Bachelor’ Finale Hits 32-Month Franchise High

The Golden Bachelor lived up to its title with Thursday’s season finale, scoring its biggest audience of the season and a nearly three-year high for the ABC unscripted franchise. The two hour-plus finale, which saw 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner propose to Theresa Nist — a wedding special is set for Jan. 4 on ABC — drew 6.07 […]

TV Ratings: CNN’s ‘King Charles’ Premiere Flops

The reign of King Charles — the CNN show, not the British monarch — began rather quietly Wednesday. The weekly show, hosted by Gayle King and Charles Barkley, drew just 501,00 viewers for its debut, according to same-day Nielsen ratings (it adjusted up a little from 486,000 in fast nationals). It finished a distant third among the […]

TV Ratings: Thanksgiving Week Brings a Bounty of Viewers for the NFL

It is not news that football is the most popular TV sport in the United States, by a lot. Even granting that, however, the previous week on the gridiron was a pretty remarkable one. The NFL recorded its four biggest audiences of the regular season during Thanksgiving week, with three of those topping 30 million […]

‘Friends’ Streaming Rises Following Matthew Perry’s Death

With the news of Matthew Perry’s death in late October, viewers seemingly turned to his best-known role as Chandler Bing on Friends to remember him. The beloved comedy gathered 583 million minutes of viewing on Max for the week of Oct. 23-29 (Perry, 54, was found dead at his home on Oct. 28). That was […]

‘Monday Night Football’ Hits 27-Year Ratings High

A Super Bowl rematch on Monday Night Football brought in a huge audience — the biggest one for any TV broadcast, in fact, since the Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles’ 21-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs drew better than 29 million viewers across all platforms, the most for a Monday Night Football telecast in […]

TV Ratings: ‘NCIS: Sydney’ Launches to Big U.S. Audience

The NCIS franchise’s first international edition got a warm welcome for its stateside premiere. The debut of NCIS: Sydney on CBS delivered the biggest audience for a new series so far this fall and has accumulated nearly 10 million viewers in the six days after its Nov. 14 premiere. The show also scored well for […]