“Grey’s Anatomy” was the most-streamed program, according to the latest weekly figures released Thursday, but viewership for the medical drama series was the lowest for a weekly leader since Nielsen began releasing figures last September.
Viewers watched 673 million minutes of the 367 episodes of the long-running ABC series between March 15-21. Viewership was up 7.2% from the 628 million minutes of 366 episodes watched the previous week, when it finished fourth.
The record low was in part the result of the week covered, which included the first four days of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
“Criminal Minds” was second, with 647 million minutes watched of 307 episodes, 7.4% less than the 699 million minutes watched the previous week when the 2005-20 CBS police procedural crime drama was third.
The comedy-drama film “Yes Day” was among three first-time programs in the Top 10, finishing third with 593 million minutes watched in its first full week of release.
The others were “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” seventh with 495 million minutes watched of the premiere of the Marvel miniseries on Disney+ the first three days it was available; and the 2012 film “Savages,” 10th for the week with 434 million minutes watched.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” was the only non-Netflix program in the Top 10.
Dropping out of the Top 10 were the film “Coming 2 America,” which finished first each of the previous two weeks, the NBC crime comedy-drama “Good Girls” and the Emmy-winning comedy “Schitt’s Creek.”
“Coming 2 America” streams on Amazon Prime Video, while “Good Girls” and “Schitt’s Creek” both stream on Netflix.
Nielsen also tracks streaming viewership of Hulu and Amazon Prime Video programming.
The top 10 consisted of five programs that originally aired on U.S. broadcast or cable networks, three original streaming programs and two movies.
The Top 10 programs were “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Criminal Minds”; “Yes Day”; “NCIS”; “Ginny & Georgia”; “CoCoMelon”; “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”; “Heartland”; “The Crown” and “Savages.”
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: