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Disney+ and Netflix dominated domestic consumption of streaming content in 2021 – Media Play News

“Lucifer” Season 6 (Photo by John P. Fleenor/Netflix © 2021)

Erik Gruenwedel

Netflix ended last week on a Wall Street drop after investors punished the streaming giant’s stock for (barely) missing its fourth-quarter subscriber growth projections and slow revenue growth forecasts. in 2022. On the other hand, Netflix’s episodic content continues to resonate with streamers, capturing nine of Nielsen’s Top 10 Most-Watched Series in the US in 2021.

Nielsen said Netflix’s former Fox Network series “Lucifer” topped all series airing on home TVs in 2021 with 18.34 billion minutes consumed across 93 episodes. This topped the nine episodes of Netflix’s original Korean program “Squid Game” with 16.43 billion minutes consumed. Number 3 in the ranking was “The Great British Baking Show” with 13.64 billion minutes broadcast in 75 episodes.

Netflix’s other top performers included, in order, “Virgin River” with 12.91 billion minutes, “Bridgerton” (12.36 billion); “You” (11.12 billion); “Cobra Kai” (10.92 billion); “The Crown” (9.65 billion); and “Longmire” at 8.89 billion minutes consumed.

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At No. 1o on the 2021 Nielsen rankings was Hulu’s original series, “The Handmaid’s Tale” with 8.56 billion minutes.

Nielsen’s weekly streaming charts track Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu and Netflix.

When it comes to movies, Disney+ (helped by Disney/Marvel Studios) has asserted increasing dominance, placing the top four movies airing in the US, led by Lucas with 10.59 billion minutes), Moana (8.9 billion), Raya and the last dragon (8.34 billion) and Frozen II (5.75 billion).

by Netflix red notice was the #5 most-watched movie at 5.53 billion minutes, followed by Disney’s Frozen (5.42 billion minutes); Soul (5.28 billion); Cruel (5.17 billion); Jungle Cruise (4.43 billion); Black Widow (4.41 billion); coconut (4 billion); and Avengers: Endgame (3.68 billion).

Amazon Prime Video entered the rankings at No. 12 with tomorrow’s war with 4.05 billion minutes consumed.