A extremely anticipated streaming showdown Memorial Day weekend between Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Disney (NYSE:DIS) ended up as extra memorable for Netflix (NFLX), as a landmark supernatural sequence obliterated streaming scores.
Unsurprisingly, the primary batch of episodes of the fourth season of Stranger Issues (NFLX) simply topped Nielsen rankings for the week of Could 23-29, streaming a hefty 5.141B minutes – third-highest sum in Nielsen’s streaming historical past, and nicely past the totals racked up by Disney+ (DIS) sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi, which streamed a not-bad 1.026B minutes.
However Obi-Wan was nonetheless surpassed that week by one other current Netflix favourite, The Lincoln Lawyer (1.239B minutes) – and it was nonetheless chased by one other Netflix standby at No. 4, Ozark (804M minutes). Disney+ (DIS) positioned one other success on that week’s chart, at No. 8 with Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (481M minutes), and Amazon Prime Video’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) eight episodes of Night time Sky settled in at ninth with 440M minutes.
Disney’s Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers was additionally the highest film of that week – coming in simply forward of Netflix’s (NFLX) High Gun (432M minutes), the 1986 movie that drew streamers who had been on the brink of hit theaters for long-coming sequel High Gun: Maverick.
Turning to the newest week of scores (for Could 30-June 5), Stranger Issues (NFLX) exploded additional onto screens, streaming a file 7.203B minutes. (Should you’re doing the mathematics, that is just below 13,695 human-years spent watching Stranger Issues, within the interval of only one week.)
It was as soon as once more the straightforward chief in total streaming rankings, forward of fellow Netflix exhibits All American (1.253B minutes) and The Lincoln Lawyer (966M minutes), in addition to a second week (including a 3rd episode) of Disney’s (DIS) Obi-Wan Kenobi, which streamed 958M minutes, and Amazon Prime Video’s (AMZN) The Boys, fifth with 949M minutes.
A notable addition landed simply behind Amazon’s present, as HBO Max (NASDAQ:WBD) joins the checklist for the primary time. The status streamer landed on the general chart at No. 6 with its Harry Potter-series movie Unbelievable Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore, which streamed 758M minutes.
Together with topping the film chart, HBO Max (WBD) edged onto the acquired-series checklist. That is Netflix (NFLX) territory, and the streaming pioneer held the highest eight slows there, led by All American, NCIS (692M minutes) and CoComelon (615M minutes). However HBO Max (WBD) landed at No. 9 with The Large Bang Principle (352M minutes), and at No. 10 with Associates (346M minutes).
And one other fascinating first got here from Netflix (NFLX) on the film chart: It positioned RRR at No. 9 (188M minutes), the primary Hindi-language movie to make Nielsen’s streaming high 10.
(Nielsen streaming scores now incorporate viewing from six main streamers: Amazon Prime Video (AMZN), Apple TV+ (AAPL), Disney+ (DIS), HBO Max (WBD), Hulu (DIS) (CMCSA), and Netflix (NFLX).)