Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Tops ‘Luke Cage’ in TV Ratings (Exclusive)

Symphony Advanced Media’s initial viewership numbers place Neil Patrick Harris show behind “Gilmore Girls” revival

“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” topped fellow Netflix Original “Luke Cage” — and a lot more streaming shows — in its opening weekend TV ratings, according to Symphony Advanced Media.

The Neil Patrick Harris show currently sits behind “Fuller House” Season 1, “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4, and the recent “Gilmore Girls” revival in terms of three-day viewership. Of course, it almost surely ranks behind earlier seasons for hits like “OITNB,” but Symphony AM didn’t begin measuring streaming tune-in until about a year and change ago.

During its opening weekend (“Live” + 3 Days), “Lemony Snicket” was viewed by 3.755 million adults 18-49 over the average minute. Compare that to “Luke Cage,” which got 3.388 million. “Daredevil” Season 2 is next down the list, with 3.201 million viewers from the advertiser-coveted demo. Behind “Daredevil” sits “Fuller House” Season 2, “Stranger Things,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 2 and “House of Cards” Season 4.

The series premiere of “Fuller House” hauled in 7.330 million viewers over its average minute. No. 2, “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4, landed 5.843 million. The bronze medalist from this sample, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” nabbed 4.884 million.

Silicon Valley-based Symphony AM utilizes a panelist’s cell phone microphone and audio recognition technology to identify what a television viewer is watching. It’s important to note that these preliminary ratings are unstable and subject to adjustment, so “A Series of Unfortunate Events” could theoretically shift in either direction.

Netflix does not share its internal viewership numbers.