Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Sets Ratings Record; HBO Max Potter Movie Soundtracks (NASDAQ:NFLX)
A highly anticipated Memorial Day weekend streaming showdown between Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Disney (NYSE: DIS) ended up being more memorable for Netflix (NFLX), as a landmark supernatural series wiped out the streaming ratings.
Unsurprisingly, the first batch of episodes of the fourth season of stranger things (NFLX) easily surpassed Nielsen rankings for the week of May 23-29, streaming 5.141 billion minutes — the third-highest sum in Nielsen’s streaming history, and well beyond the totals accrued by Disney+ (SAY) series Obi-Wan Kenobi, which streamed quite 1.026B minutes.
But Obi Wan was surpassed again that week by another recent Netflix favorite, Lincoln’s lawyer (1.239 billion minutes) – and it was still being chased by another Netflix watch at #4, ozark (804 million minutes). Disney+ (DIS) placed another hit on this week’s chart, at No. 8 with Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers (481 million minutes) and Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN) eight episodes of night sky settled in ninth place with 440 million minutes.
by Disney Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers was also this week’s best movie – just ahead of Netflix (NFLX) Superior gun (432 million minutes), the 1986 film that attracted streamers who were about to hit theaters for an upcoming sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
As for the most recent ranking week (May 30 to June 5), stranger things (NFLX) exploded further onto screens, streaming a record 7.203 billion minutes. (If you do the math, that’s just under 13,695 human years spent watching strange things, within a week.)
It was once again the easy leader in the overall streaming ranking, ahead of other Netflix shows all american (1.253 billion minutes) and Lincoln’s lawyer (966M minutes), plus a second week (addition of a third episode) of Disney (DIS) Obi-Wan Kenobi, which streamed 958 million minutes, and Amazon Prime Video (AMZN) The boys, fifth with 949 million minutes.
A notable addition landed right behind Amazon’s show, like HBO Max (NASDAQ: WBD) joins the list for the first time. The high-profile streamer landed on the overall ranking at No. 6 with his Harry Potter series movie Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, which streamed 758 million minutes.
In addition to topping the movie charts, HBO Max (WBD) made it to the list of acquired series. This is Netflix (NFLX) territory, and the streaming pioneer held the first eight slowdowns there, led by All American, NCIS (692 million minutes) and CoComelon (615 million minutes). But HBO Max (WBD) landed at No. 9 with The Big Bang Theory (352M minutes), and at n°10 with Friends (346 million minutes).
And another interesting first came from Netflix (NFLX) on the movie list: it placed RRR at No. 9 (188 million minutes), the first Hindi film to chart in Nielsen’s streaming top 10.
(Nielsen Streaming Ratings now includes viewing from six major broadcasters: Amazon Prime Video (AMZN), Apple TV+ (AAPL), Disney+ (DIS), HBO Max (WBD), Hulu (DIS) (CMCSA) and Netflix (NFLX).