Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” opened on Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart to record breaking numbers.
During the Jan. 30-Feb. 5 viewing window, the film (which was added to the Disney+ streaming service on Feb. 1 following its theatrical run) quickly landed itself on Nielsen’s most-streamed movies within a measurement week chart with 2.269 billion viewing minutes. It falls just behind “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (2.886 billion) and “Hocus Pocus 2” (2.725 billion). It’s also Nielsen’s top-viewed title of the week.
In a rare instance, the top five titles across four different platforms recorded over 1 billion viewing minutes on Nielsen’s streaming chart. Coming in at No. 2, Netflix’s “You People” continues to be a leader on the chart with 1.55 billion minutes viewed in its second complete week of availability.
After releasing two seasons on Netflix, “New Amsterdam” picked up 1.3 billion minutes across two streamers to rank third overall. The series was originally only streaming on Peacock.
Additionally, “The Last of Us” on HBO Max hit its first billion-minute week, jumping 36% in comparison to last week’s 877 million minutes viewed, hitting 1.2 billion minutes and jumping to fourth on the overall streaming chart following the release of the third and fourth episodes, which aired Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, respectively. This number only 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.
Closing out the billion minutes club, Netflix’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” managed 1.2 billion viewing minutes in its first six days of availability on the streamer, pushing it to No. 5 on the overall streaming chart.
“The Walking Dead” follows just underneath the film at No. 6 with 901 million minutes viewed. That’s a slight drop from the previous week’s 1 billion viewing minutes figure. The series joins the list of titles after season 11 of the AMC drama was added to Netflix last month.
“Ginny & Georgia” fell significantly to seventh place during the viewing window after earning 900 million minutes viewed in its fourth week of availability following the Season 2 release. While it may not be leading the pack of TV titles on the list of overall projects, the series sits at No. 1 on the Original Titles list — just above Peacock’s “Poker Face” which previously set a record last week as the streamer’s highest-ranked original series to ever hit the chart. The series also marks the streamer’s highest-ranking original comedy to crack the chart. With the addition of the fifth episode, the series jumped to 641 million viewing minutes. The rest of the streaming originals chart was made up of Netflix titles.
Elsewhere on the chart is “Cocomelon” (790 million), “Grey’s Anatomy” (770 million), “NCIS” (721 million).
See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.