‘The Mandalorian’ Becomes First Disney+ Series to Crack Nielsen’s Top 10 Streaming Programs

“Star Wars” show takes the third spot following Oct. 30 Season 2 premiere


The return of Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” notched the streaming service’s highest-ranking on Nielsen’s Top 10 streaming programs, landing at No. 3 for its second season premiere weekend. However, Netflix still had the other nine slots, with “The Queen’s Gambit” reigning over the list in its first full week since it’s Oct. 23 premiere. NBC comedy “The Office” landed at No. 2, while Christmas movie “Holidate” debuted at No. 5. Below are the Top 10 from Oct. 26, 2020, through Nov. 1, 2020, ranked by minutes viewed. The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix): 1.85 billion minutes viewed The Office (Netflix): 1.046 billion minutes viewed The Mandalorian (Disney+): 1.032 million minutes viewed Schitt’s Creek (Netflix): 963 million minutes viewed Holidate (Netflix): 654 million minutes viewed Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix): 624 million minutes viewed Criminal Minds (2020, Netflix): 620 million minutes viewed NCIS (Netflix): 552 million minutes viewed The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix): 535 million minutes viewed Great British Baking Show (Netflix): 530 million minutes viewed For Disney+, it’s only the second time the streaming service has appeared on Nielsen’s weekly list. In September, “Mulan” had a one-week run on the list. Currently, the Nielsen panel reports minutes viewed on Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix. Given that “The Mandalorian” will stream new episodes through Dec. 18, plus the upcoming debuts of Pixar movie “Soul” (Dec. 25) and the first Marvel Studios series “WandaVision” (Jan. 15), expect to see Disney+ make more of a permanent home on this list.


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