When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released on Disney+ on February 1, it quickly made a big impression, appearing on Nielsen’s U.S. streaming lists with 2.3 billion minutes of viewing during the week of January 30 to February 5. It became the most-watched program during that week and the third most-streamed movie in a measurement week since 2020. Although it surpassed Wonder Woman 1984, it still ranks behind Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Hocus Pocus 2.
You People, previously at the top of the list, was dethroned by Wakanda Forever, which earned 2.3 billion viewing minutes. You People fell to second place with 1.6 billion viewing minutes. New Amsterdam, available on both Netflix and Peacock, landed in third place with 1.3 billion viewing minutes.
This week, HBO’s post-apocalyptic series, The Last Of Us, achieved a significant milestone by recording its first week with one billion viewing minutes since its debut in January. Despite having only five episodes available, the series witnessed a 36% increase in viewership compared to the previous period, accumulating 1.2 billion minutes and securing the fourth spot overall on Nielsen’s streaming list. However, it’s important to note that Nielsen’s measurements only consider viewing on HBO Max and not on HBO’s linear channel. Additionally, HBO hasn’t disclosed any updated viewership figures for the show since Episode 4.
Nielsen claims that the audience demographics for The Last Of Us are similar to The Walking Dead, with a predominantly young male viewership. It’s not surprising, considering the genre of the show. The Rise of Gru, a movie that debuted on Netflix, also reached the billion-minute milestone, accumulating around 1.2 billion viewing minutes during its first week. Ginny & Georgia, a Netflix original series, slipped to the seventh position on the list from its previous spot at No. 2, with approximately 900 million minutes viewed. Despite the drop, it remained the top streaming original program.
Peacock’s Poker Face seems to be competing fiercely with Ginny & Georgia. Despite having only five episodes available, Rian Johnson’s show accumulated 641 million viewing minutes during the week, securing the second position on the list of streaming originals. Interestingly, when considering the average audience, Poker Face outperformed Ginny & Georgia, which has 20 episodes available. The top 10 streaming programs also included the usual licensed favorites such as The Walking Dead, Cocomelon, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS.
Below is the complete list of the Top 10 streaming programs, including the streaming service, title, number of episodes (where “1” denotes a feature film), and viewing minutes: