'Schitt's Creek' Jumps to No. 1 in Nielsen Streaming Rankings

Schitt's Creek - Publicity Still - H 2020
Courtesy of POP TV

Two weeks after sweeping the comedy field at the Emmys, Schitt's Creek moved to the top of Nielsen's streaming rankings.

The CBC/Pop TV comedy jumped up to first place on the streaming chart for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, which coincided with the show's sixth and final season hitting Netflix on Oct. 3. Netflix users in the United States watched 968 million minutes of Schitt's Creek during the week. It had ranked fifth the previous week.

The prior week's two top performers, Ratched and Enola Holmes, remained in the top 10 but suffered sizable dropoffs in viewing time. The eight-episode Ratched, executive produced by Ryan Murphy, fell to fifth place with 791 million minutes of viewing time, down 51.5 percent from the past week's 1.63 billion minutes. Feature film Enola Holmes also saw its viewing time cut in half, from 1.17 billion to 573 million minutes.

The lone new entry in Nielsen's top 10 is Netflix's feature documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door. Viewers watched 778 million minutes of the show. NCIS also re-entered the top 10 after spending a week outside it.

Streaming providers maintain that Nielsen's streaming measurements don't account for their full audiences as they don't measure all viewing on mobile devices or viewers in other countries.

Nielsen's top 10 streaming programs for Sept. 28-Oct. 4 are below, with the prior week's rank in parentheses. Original streaming series and films are marked with an asterisk.

1 (5). Schitt's Creek (Netflix), 968 million minutes viewed
2 (4). The Office (Netflix), 929 million
T3 (3). The Blacklist (Netflix), 852 million
T3 (T6). Grey's Anatomy (Netflix), 852 million
5 (1). Ratched* (Netflix), 791 million
6 (nr). American Murder: The Family Next Door* (Netflix), 778 million
7 (T6). The Boys* (Amazon), 655 million
8 (8). Criminal Minds (Netflix), 604 million
9 (nr). NCIS (Netflix), 584 million
10 (2). Enola Holmes* (Netflix), 573 million