‘Poker Face’ Debuts at No. 3 on Nielsen’s Streaming Originals Chart, Peacock’s Highest-Ranked Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Peacock has scored another win with Rian Johnson’s whodunnit series “Poker Face.” The original comedy series opened at No. 3 on Nielsen’s Streaming Original Series Top 10 chart, making it Peacock’s highest-ranked original series to ever hit the chart. During the Jan. 23-29 viewing window, the show recorded 547 million minutes viewed in the first four days of availability with its four-episode opening.

The series also marks the streamer’s highest-ranking original comedy to crack the chart. “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” was Peacock’s first original series to land on Nielsen’s Top 10 list — opening at No. 5 during the Dec. 19-25 viewing period. Prior to the revival series taking the crown, the streamer’s drama “Bel-Air” previously held the title for Peacock’s biggest ever series debut.

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Starring Natasha Lyonne, the 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series follows Charlie, an eccentric detective with the extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. As she hits the road in her Plymouth Barracuda, with every stop she makes, she encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. The NBCU-owned streamer announced earlier this week its plans to submit the series in the Emmys race as a comedy.

Peacock previously made Nielsen’s overall streaming programs chart with its acquired episodes of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” and Universal Pictures’ “Halloween Ends.” Jordan Peele’s “Nope” also landed on Nielsen’s streaming movies chart after it moved to the streamer following the film’s theatrical release.

Notably, “Poker Face” didn’t make Nielsen’s overall streaming programs chart. Instead, Kenya Barris’ “You People” led the list of titles managing 1.58 billion minutes viewed in its first three days of availability on Netflix. According to Nielsen’s metrics, the film additionally had one of the most multicultural audiences during this viewing window at 56%, with 29% of the audience coming from Black households and 21% being driven by Hispanic viewers.

Starring Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill, the film follows the ensuing culture clash and hilarity that takes place when two LA millennials from different backgrounds fall in love and attempt to blend their very different families. Hill and Barris both wrote the movie.

Formerly in the No. 1 spot, “Ginny & Georgia” landed in second place with 1.3 billion minutes viewed. That’s a significant drop in its third week of availability following the Season 2 release — the drama previously opened to 2.5 billion minutes viewed during the Jan. 2-8 viewing window.

“The Walking Dead” occupied the No. 3 spot, earning a little over 1 billion viewing minutes after season 11 of the AMC drama was added to Netflix last month. The title just barely etched ahead of “That ’90s Show.” The “That ’70s Show” reboot raked in 963 million viewing minutes, placing it in fourth on Nielsen’s chart in its first complete week of streaming. Starring Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith, the series originally opened on Nielsen’s chart at No. 2 with 1.6 billion minutes watched.

“The Last of Us” continues to hold the No. 6 spot for the second consecutive week with 877 million viewing minutes, which is a slight jump from the previous week’s figure (837 million). The figure solely accounts for viewers who streamed the series, excluding counts for those who watched the show on HBO’s cable network which makes up a sizable portion of the show’s audience.

After joining Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 27, Jennifer Lopez’s romantic action/comedy “Shotgun Wedding” cracked Nielsen’s overall programs chart at No. 7 with 872 million minutes watched. The film also secured the No. 2 spot on the Top 10 Streaming Movies chart.

Elsewhere on the list is “Cocomelon” (929 million), “NCIS” (760 million), “The Big Bang Theory” (641 million) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (640 million).

See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for Jan. 23-29 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.

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