TV Ratings: ‘The Mandalorian’ Finally Beats Michael Scott and Co.

With the assistance of a de-aged and reanimated legendary Jedi, Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian” lastly triumphed over visible consolation meals favourite, “The Office.”

For the week of Dec. 14 — by which the season 2 finale of the “Star Wars” spinoff collection delivered a wholesome heap of fanservice in its shock cameo and plot twist reveal — “The Mandalorian” blasted off to the highest spot of Nielsen’s Top 10 applications listing, edging out the mid-aughts office sitcom led by Steve Carell. This win marks the primary time {that a} non-Netflix show landed at primary on Nielsen’s streaming ranker. “The Mandalorian” additionally set a weekly file for the Disney Slus collection, scoring round 1.34 billion minutes of viewing time.

“The Office” continued its regular viewers development main into its concluding week on the platform earlier than migrating to NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, garnering 1.31 billion minutes of viewing time throughout its 9 seasons.

Like the earlier week, Nielsen’s Top 10 for Dec. 14-20 was, save for the exception of “The Mandalorian,” fully dominated by applications on Netflix. Other than a few shifts in rankings— “The Crown” bumped up from third to 4th place, “Virgin River” dropped from third to seventh, “Grey’s Anatomy” shifted from seventh to 4th —viewer rely placements remained largely the identical. The solely newcomer on this week’s combine is a vacation rom-com written by and starring Lauren Swickard (“The Pact,” “Safe Haven”), “A California Christmas,” which was launched on Dec. 14 on Netflix. By Dec. 22, the streamer introduced that the sudden breakout hit was getting a sequel.

Nielsen’s rankings are primarily based on the variety of minutes customers who’ve entry tostreaming platforms are viewing throughout the week. Streamers akin to Netflix, Amazon and Disney Plus don’t launch their very own detailed stats and these streaming measurements are primarily based on Nielsen estimates. Nielsen additionally elements Hulu into its high 10 rankings.

Here’s this week’s high 10 in full:

“The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus) (16 episodes) – 1,336 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“The Office” (Netflix) (192 episodes) – 1,311 (hundreds of thousands)

“The Crown” (Netflix) (40 episodes) – 772 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“Grey’s Anatomy” (Netflix) (366 episodes) – 762 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“Manhunt: Deadly Games” (Netflix) (10 episodes) – 712 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“Supernatural” (Netflix)(327 episodes) – 684 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“Virgin River” (Netflix)(20 episodes) – 948 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“Criminal Minds” (Netflix) (277 episodes) – 651 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“Schitt’s Creek” (Netflix) (80 episodes) – 597 minutes (hundreds of thousands)

“A California Christmas” (Netflix) (film) – 581 minutes (hundreds of thousands)



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