Viewers spent 2.191 billion minutes watching the 16 episodes of “The Witcher” between Dec. 13-19, including the eight-episode second season released Dec. 17. One-third of the viewership came from viewers ages 18-34.
“CoComelon” was second for the third consecutive week with 840 million minutes watched, 5 million more than the previous week.
The Netflix science fiction series “Lost in Space” dropped to fifth after back-to-back first-place finishes, with 569 million minutes watched of its 28 episodes, 44.1% less than the 1.018 billion minutes watched the previous week, the first full week its eight-episode third and final season was available.
“The Witcher” was among three programs in the latest top 10 not in the previous week’s.
The Sandra Bullock-starring post-incarceration film “The Unforgivable” was sixth with 566 million minutes watched in its first full week of release. The animated comedy “Back to the Outback” was ninth with 485 million hours watched in its first full week of release, with 41% of its viewership coming from children 2 to 11 years old. Both films stream on Netflix.
Dropping out of the top 10 were the Spanish crime drama, “Money Heist,” the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and the horror series “Supernatural,” which were eighth, ninth and 10th the previous week. All three programs stream on Netflix.
The non-Netflix programs in the top 10 were the Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe miniseries “Hawkeye” and the Amazon Prime Video epic fantasy series, “The Wheel of Time.”
“Hawkeye” rose two spots to fourth with the release of its fifth episode, with 580 million minutes watched, 10.1% more than then 527 million minutes watched the previous week. Despite the release of its seventh episode, “The Wheel of Time” dropped three places to 10th with 467 million minutes watched, 8.3% less than the 509 million minutes watched the previous week.
Nielsen also announces streaming viewership of Apple TV+ and Hulu programming.
The top 10 consisted of four original streaming series; three series that originally aired on a U.S. broadcast network; two movies and “CoComelon,” the 15-episode 3D animated series of videos of traditional nursery rhymes and original children’s songs that originated on YouTube.
The top 10 programs were “The Witcher”; “CoComelon”; “Criminal Minds”; “Hawkeye”; “Lost in Space”; “The Unforgivable”; “Seinfeld”; “NCIS”; “Back to the Outback”; and “The Wheel of Time.”
The figures reflect only television-set viewing, including such television-connected devices as Roku and Apple TV. Mobile-only viewing is not included in Nielsen’s streaming measurement systems.