“Manifest” topped the list of the most-watched streamed programs for the fourth consecutive week while the Netflix romantic drama “Virgin River” was second, according to figures released Thursday by Nielsen.
Viewers watched 1.811 billion minutes of “Manifest’s” 29 episodes between July 5-11, 3.1% less than the 1.869 billion minutes watched the previous week.
The first three days of release of the 10-episode third season of “Virgin River” put it in the Top 10 for the first time since the week of Dec. 14-20, with viewers watching 1.449 billion minutes of its 30 episodes.
The other program in the latest Top 10 not in the previous week’s list was the Marvel superhero film “Black Widow,” ninth for the week with 541 million minutes in the first three days it was available to Disney+ subscribers for an additional $29.99.
Dropping out of the Top 10 were the Netflix action thriller film “The Ice Road” and the Amazon Prime Video police procedural series “Bosch.”
Two other programs were watched for more than 1 billion minutes — the Amazon Prime Video military science fiction action film, “The Tomorrow War,” which was third with 1.099 billion minutes watched, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe series “Loki,” fourth with 1.08 billion minutes watched of its five episodes.
There were six Netflix programs in the Top 10, three from Disney+ and one from Amazon Prime Video. Nielsen also announces streaming viewership of Hulu programming.
The top 10 consisted of four programs that originally aired on U.S. or British broadcast networks, three movies, two original streaming series and “CoComelon,” which originated on YouTube.
The Top 10 programs were “Manifest”; “Virgin River”; “The Tomorrow War”; “Loki”; “Luca”; “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Criminal Minds”; “CoComelon”; “Black Widow”; and “Downton Abbey.”
The figures only reflect television set-related viewing, including such television-connected devices as Roku and Apple TV. Mobile-only viewing is not included in Nielsen’s streaming measurement systems.