‘Ted Lasso’ Cracks Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10, ‘The Night Agent’ Crosses 3 Billion Viewing Minutes
Apple TV+’s comedy “Ted Lasso” cracked Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart during the March 27 – April 2 viewing window, coming in at No. 10 on the list with 570 million minutes viewed following the Season 3 release on March 15. According to Nielsen, over half of that recorded figure was generated by the most recent episode.
Meanwhile, “The Night Agent” set a new record as it continues to lead the rankings for the second week. This week’s number was up 17% from last week to 3.1 billion viewing minutes — pushing the series to No. 24 on Nielsen’s list of most-watched streaming titles in a measurement week since 2020. It’s worth noting that there have only been 26 titles since 2020 to garner over 3 billion viewing minutes in a measurement week.
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“Love is Blind,” another Netflix title, slid into second place in this week’s rankings garnering 1.24 billion minutes viewed after the release of episodes 6-8 — that’s a significant jump from the previous week’s No. 9 ranking. The episodes were available for three days of the viewing window.
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s “Murder Mystery 2” debuted on the overall titles chart at No. 3 with 1.124 billion viewing minutes. Additionally, the original version also saw an uptick in viewing and totaled 423 million minutes, pushing both films into the No. 1 and 2 spots in the movies list. 52% of viewers that watched the original “Murder Mystery” this week also watched “Murder Mystery 2.”
Coming in just underneath is “The Mandalorian” at No. 4. The Disney+ title was viewed for 878 million minutes with the addition of episode 5 in the fourth season — that’s up 10% from the previous week. According to Nielsen, the newest episode generated 46% of that total audience.
Also, figures for “Bluey” were up 3% from last week to 767 million minutes, taking No. 6 overall and No. 2 on the Acquired Titles chart. 56% of Bluey’s minutes come from the 2-11 category. It falls just behind “Cocomelon” on Netflix, which was fifth overall and first on the acquired titles list.
Elsewhere on the chart is “South Park” (757 million), “NCIS” (746 million) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (578 million).
See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for March 27-April 2 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.
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