While Netflix continues to lead the competition, Disney+ showed a strong performance on the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 chart this week. During the March 13 – 19 viewing window, “The Mandalorian” jumped 25% in viewership, pushing the show to cross the billion minutes threshold with 1.1 billion viewing minutes with the release of the third episode in Season 3. The series landed at No. 3 on the chart, overall. According to Nielsen, the series has a 59% male audience.
Notably, Apple TV+ returns to the list of titles following the release of Season 3 of “Ted Lasso,” which picked up 539 viewing minutes and ranked sixth on the original programs chart. According to Nielsen, the show’s largest concentration of viewers sat in the 35-49 crowd and made up 35% of the “Ted Lasso” audience. It falls ahead of Paramount+’s “Star Trek: Picard,” which earned 310 million viewing minutes after the release of Season 3 Episode 5. The show came in at No. 9 on the originals chart, making it the streamer’s second original title to hit the chart.
“Shadow and Bone” cracked the chart at No. 2 with over 1.14 billion viewing minutes following the release of Season 2. The second installment was released on March 16, making its first four days of availability eligible for the count this week.
“You” reigns at No. 1 overall for the second consecutive week following the release of Season 4 part 2. In its first full week of availability, the series recorded another 1.2 billion viewing minutes. This marks the show’s fourth week at over 1 billion minutes since the new season debuted in February.
“The Last of Us” remained on the list, landing in sixth place with 817 million viewing minutes despite it being a week since the season concluded — the show managed to hit a series high with 8.2 million viewers. Episode 8 opened just hours before Nielsen’s measurement window closed the previous week, making this a more accurate count for the finale.
“Outer Banks” fell to ninth on the chart with 722 million minutes viewed after previously sitting in second place. However, it’s not a huge fall in viewership from the previous week’s 1.2 billion minutes recorded. Season 3 of the thrilling drama was released on Feb. 23, making this the third week of availability for the new season.
The lone film title that made the overall list during the viewing window was “Luther: The Fallen Sun.” In it’s first full week of streaming after its theatrical release, the film was viewed for 859 million minutes — a slight drop from the previously recorded 898 million figure in its opening weekend. The movie also remained No. 1 on the films chart.
Elsewhere on the chart is “NCIS” (827 million), “Bluey” (749 million), “South Park” (741 million) and “Cocomelon” (704 million).
See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for March 13-19 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.