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Jupiter’s Legacy was the top original series on Netflix for its premiere week, according to Nielsen. That wasn’t enough, however, to keep the show going.
The adaptation of Mark Millar’s superhero comic pulled in 696 million minutes of viewing time in the week of May 3-9 (it premiered May 7), edging out Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (690 million) for the No. 1 ranking among original series on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon’s Prime Video and Disney+. The release of the rankings comes a day after Millar and Netflix announced Jupiter’s Legacy was done at the streamer. Netflix, which acquired Millar’s company Millarworld in 2017, also gave a series order to a live-action show based on his and Leinil Francis Yu’s Supercrooks.
The 696 million minutes of watch time for Jupiter’s Legacy is slightly below Netflix’s last big series, Shadow and Bone. That show had 721 million minutes for its first weekend, then grew to 1.19 billion for the full week of April 26-May 2. It slipped to 555 million for May 3-9.
The Handmaid’s Tale fell a fair amount as it shifted to single weekly episodes on Hulu (the season four debut featured three installments). The drama’s 690 million minutes of viewing time was a 34 percent drop from 1.04 billion the previous week. (Nielsen measures viewing of all episodes of a series in its rankings.)
Part two of Selena: The Series (639 million minutes), Netflix docuseries Sons of Sam (461 million) and animated show Star Wars: The Bad Batch (251 million) on Disney+ also debuted in the top 10 originals.
The top title overall for the week was Netflix’s animated movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines, with 853 million minutes of viewing time — equivalent to about 7.55 million full showings of the 113-minute film. Amazon’s Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse (568 million minutes) had a solid showing in its second week, falling about 25 percent from its opening.
Streaming platforms contend Nielsen’s methodology doesn’t capture the full scope of viewing on devices other than TV sets. Nielsen also only measures U.S. audiences, not those in other countries, and currently only includes Amazon, Disney+, Hulu and Netflix in its rankings.
Nielsen’s streaming top 10s for May 3-9 are below. Original streaming films are marked with an asterisk.
1. Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix), 696 million minutes viewed
2. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), 690 million
3. Selena: The Series (Netflix), 639 million
4. Shadow and Bone (Netflix), 555 million
5. The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness (Netflix), 461 million
6. The Circle (Netflix), 456 million
7. Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+), 251 million
8. The Crown (Netflix), 210 million
9. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+), 204 million
10. Lucifer (Netflix), 190 million
1. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 733 million minutes
2. NCIS (Netflix), 721 million
3. Criminal Minds (Netflix), 658 million
4. Cocomelon (Netflix), 519 million
5. Supernatural (Netflix), 380 million
6. Heartland (Netflix), 369 million
7. Schitt’s Creek (Netflix), 293 million
8. New Girl (Netflix), 279 million
9. Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Netflix), 254 million
10. Bones (Netflix), 245 million
1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines* (Netflix), 853 million minutes
2. Without Remorse* (Amazon), 568 million
3. Madagascar 3 (Netflix), 244 million
4. Things Heard & Seen* (Netflix), 239 million
5. Love Happens (Netflix), 220 million
6. Green Zone (Netflix), 208 million
7. Moana (Disney+), 186 million
8. Scarface (Netflix), 138 million
9. The Clovehitch Killer (Hulu), 132 million
10. Your Highness (Netflix), 129 million
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