The Mandalorian opens the door for Marvel, Star Wars to top streaming charts


Netflix has dominated the streaming world for years, however the success of The Mandalorian has lastly opened the door for another person to take the crown.

As the battle for streaming supremacy rages on, The Mandalorian put the streaming world on discover because it claimed the highest spot within the Nielsen streaming rankings chart for the week of December 14-20, the identical week Disney+ dropped The Mandalorian season 2 finale. Notably, it was the one non-Netflix present on the record, and the primary time a non-Netflix present has been within the high spot.

  1. The Mandalorian (Disney+), 1.34 billion minutes watched
  2. The Office (Netflix), 1.31 billion
  3. The Crown (Netflix), 772 million
  4. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 762 million
  5. Manhunt: Deadly Games (Netflix), 712 million
  6. Supernatural (Netflix), 684 million
  7. Virgin River (Netflix), 681 million
  8. Criminal Minds (Netflix), 651 million
  9. Schitt’s Creek (Netflix), 597 million
  10. A California Christmas (Netflix), 581 million

This may open the door for reveals and films on different streaming providers and assist loosen Netflix’s grip available on the market. That’s very true now that The Office, which was a daily on these charts, has moved from Netflix to Peacock. There’s an enormous drop between the quantity 2 and three spots on that chart, and that’s the place Disney and different streaming providers may discover their alternatives.

In specific, there may very well be a gap for all of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars (AhsokaObi-Wan KenobiThe Book of Boba Fett, and so on) and Marvel (The Falcon and the Winter SoldierLokiHawkeye, and so on) reveals. The of us at Disney+ are savvy sufficient to know that the streaming service wants to supply lots of high-quality content material to make it aggressive, and after the success of The Mandalorian the stakes are greater than ever to make sure that the remainder of their output achieves related outcomes. WandaVision, the primary Marvel sequence the corporate simply produced, simply began its run on the service. Might it discover its method into the highest spot on the Nielsen rankings earlier than it’s wrapped? It’s very attainable.

As it stands, the streaming charts and the rankings are a mixture of new content material like The Mandalorian and The Crown and commemorated streaming “classics” like Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural and The Office. Disney already has its reply to Netflix’s originals, however there are issues it could do in regards to the outdated standbys as effectively. For instance, it may ship an enormous blow if Disney-owned ABC determined to yank Grey’s Anatomy from Netflix sooner or later.

The backside line is that if The Mandalorian can’t solely crack the Nielsen high 10 record however make it to the highest, there’s each cause to consider that in a yr’s time the streaming charts may look very completely different as Disney+ rolls out extra of its extremely anticipated authentic content material.

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