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‘Glass Onion,’ ‘Yellowstone’ Close 2022 With Big Streaming Weeks

Judging by the Nielsen streaming rankings, Americans spent a lot of time watching movies in the final week of 2022. Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery recorded the biggest single week in the two-plus year history of Nielsen’s weekly rankings, and four other films also had at least 500 million minutes of viewing time. […]

‘Stranger Things’ Is (Obviously) 2022’s Most Streamed Show

One of Netflix’s biggest shows ever is, not surprisingly, the most streamed series of 2022. Stranger Things is a runaway No. 1 in Nielsen’s year-end streaming rankings. Fueled by the summer release of its fourth season, the supernatural drama pulled in more than 52 billion minutes of viewing time over the year, the biggest figure […]

TV Ratings: ‘Accused’ Starts Well on Fox After Huge NFL Lead-In

Fox’s drama Accused got off to a strong start — with a big assist from the NFL — on Sunday, and HBO’s The Last of Us grew substantially with its second episode. Football nonetheless ruled the weekend, as usual. Accused premiered to 8.71 million viewers and a 2.08 rating among adults 18-49 following Fox’s telecast of the […]

‘Jack Ryan’ Upends ‘Wednesday’ on Streaming Series Chart

The return of Jack Ryan to Amazon’s Prime Video pushed Wednesday out of the top spot on the streaming series rankings. Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery also had a big premiere, and Peacock landed its first original series in the top 10 the week before Christmas. Jack Ryan, whose third season premiered all […]

TV Ratings: ‘Night Court’ Is NBC’s Best Comedy Debut in Five Years

NBC’s update of Night Court opened to a big audience on Tuesday — bigger than any comedy on the network in more than five years. The update of the 1980s-90s sitcom, starring The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch and original series fixture John Larroquette, delivered 7.55 million viewers for its series premiere on Tuesday. That’s the […]

TV Use Plateaus in December as Gaming Eats Into Broadcast, Cable

Overall TV usage inched up in December, but streaming, cable and broadcast platforms all lost a bit of their market share. NBCUniversal’s Peacock service also broke into the individual streaming platform rankings. Nielsen’s monthly Gauge rankings of TV use show December 2022 had a tiny gain over November in the total time spent, growing by […]

TV Ratings: NFL Wild Card Round Dips, Still Huge

The opening round of the NFL playoffs drew a slightly smaller — though still huge — TV audience than it did a year ago. The six games of the wild-card round averaged about 28.4 million viewers, a 4 percent decline from 2022’s opening round (29.65 million). Three of the telecasts topped 30 million viewers, led by the […]

TV Ratings: ‘The Last of Us’ Scares Up Big Premiere

HBO’s The Last of Us got off to a strong start with viewers. The series based on the hit video game franchise — and co-created by the game’s architect, Neil Druckmann, and Craig Mazin — delivered 4.7 million cross-platform viewers on Sunday night, according to Nielsen and first-party data from HBO. That figure trails only House of […]

‘Harry & Meghan’ Scores on Nielsen Streaming Chart

Netflix’s Harry & Meghan had a strong second week on the streaming TV charts, and Wednesday held onto its top overall ranking. Kindred, meanwhile, cracked the top 10 original series for the week of its premiere on Hulu. Harry & Meghan amassed 1.69 billion minutes of viewing time in the United States for the week […]

TV Ratings: Golden Globes Narrowly Avoid All-Time NBC Low

The Golden Globe Awards slid to the second-lowest viewer total in their 28-year history on NBC with Tuesday’s ceremony. The telecast averaged 6.25 million viewers, down 10 percent from 6.91 million for the last televised Globes ceremony in 2021. (Last year’s awards weren’t broadcast, as NBC opted not to air them due to controversy surrounding […]

Prince Harry Interview on ITV Averages 4.1M TV Viewers

U.K. TV giant ITV drew 4.1 million average TV viewers with its Prince Harry interview that aired Sunday evening and 4.2 million across ITV and streaming service ITVX. The interview peaked with an audience of 4.6 million across TV and streaming, ITV said. The TV overnight audience made it ITV’s highest-rated factual program in more […]

‘Stranger Things’ to ‘Yellowstone’: TV’s Hidden Numbers of 2022

As 2022 winds to a close, it’s pretty obvious what some of the biggest TV shows of the year were — Stranger Things, Yellowstone, House of the Dragon and the like. But you may have missed that two shows aimed at kids under age 6 are also among the most streamed programs in the United […]