“Criminal Minds” topped the list of the most-watched shows on the four streaming services whose figures are publicly released by Nielsen, while “Bridgerton” dropped to second after back-to-back first-place finishes, according to figures released Thursday.
Viewers watched 984 million minutes of the 297 episodes of the 2005-20 CBS police procedural crime drama between Jan. 25-31, 4.8% more than the 939 million minutes watched the previous week when it finished second.
“Bridgerton” was second, with viewers watching 936 minutes of Netflix’s steamy eight-episode alternate history period drama in its sixth week of release. Viewership was down 11.8% from 1.061 billion the previous week. “Bridgerton” surpassed the 1 billion-minutes mark each of its first five weeks.
Three programs were in the latest Top 10 that were not in the previous week’s.
The Jan. 27 release of the 13-episode fourth season of “Outlander” propelled the Starz historical drama into seventh place with 654 million minutes watched of the 55 available episodes.
The 2010 Russell Crowe thriller “The Next Three Days” was eighth, with 646 million minutes watched. The CBS action drama “NCIS” was 10th with 564 million minutes watched of 353 episodes.
Dropping out of the Top 10 were the 2014-20 Nickelodeon superhero comedy “Henry Danger,” the four-part Netflix documentary series “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” and the Netflix science fiction film “Outside The Wire.”
The top 10 consisted of six programs that originally aired on U.S. or Canadian broadcast or cable channels, three original streaming programs and one movie.
For the third consecutive week, all of the Top 10 programs streamed on Netflix. Nielsen also releases viewership figures for programming streamed on Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
The Top 10 programs were “Criminal Minds”; “Bridgerton”; “Fate: The Winx Saga”; “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Mariposa de Barrio”; “Schitt’s Creek”; “Outlander”; “The Next Three Days”; “Cobra Kai”; and “NCIS.”
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