Black Mirror, a Netflix anthology series that explores the dark side of technology, debuted very highly on the Neilsen streaming charts for the week of its sixth season premiere. The series, which first streamed in 2011, has been praised for its thought-provoking and often disturbing episodes, which have tackled topics such as artificial intelligence, social media, and surveillance. The sixth season of Black Mirror, which consists of three episodes and was released on June 15, 2023, has completely surpassed major hits and leapt to the top of streaming charts.
How many minutes did ‘Black Mirror’ & ‘Avatar: 2’ stream?
According to Nielsen’s rankings, the series garnered 1.36 billion minutes of viewing time in the United States alone for the week of June 12-18 (released on June 15). Black Mirror displaced the previous week’s No. 1, Avatar: The Way of Water, which saw a 45% decrease in viewing time but still surpassed the billion-minute mark across Disney+ and Max, which share streaming rights to the hit film. Avatar 2 now stands at third place on the chart!
Following this, James Cameron’s Avatar 2 movie fell to third place, while S.W.A.T. continued its strong performance on three streaming platforms: Netflix, Paramount+, and Hulu. The show has surpassed 1 billion minutes of viewing for four consecutive weeks. Netflix’s movie Extraction 2, starring Chris Hemsworth, also surpassed 1 billion minutes with 1.02 billion minutes in its opening week.
What is Neilsen’s chart?
Nielsen’s weekly streaming chart is a valuable tool for tracking the popularity of streaming programs in the United States. The chart is based on data collected from a panel of Nielsen-metered households that have streaming devices. The data we see includes the number of minutes that viewers watch programs but only on television sets, not computer or mobile devices. The ratings also only measure U.S. audiences, not those in other countries.
The chart is published every week on Nielsen’s website and is also available on various news and entertainment websites. The chart can be used by streaming services to make decisions about what content to produce and promote, as well as by viewers to discover new programs.