Last week, Disney released the first episode of Marvel Studios latest series, “Moon Knight”, which follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
According to Samba TV, they have estimated that 1.8M US households watched the premiere of Marvel Studio’s “Moon Knight” in its first 5 days streaming on Disney+.
To have a comparison with other Marvel Disney+ series:
WandaVision – 1.6 Million
The Falcon And The Winter Solider – 1.8 Million
Loki – 2.5 Million
Hawkeye – 1.5 Million
This means that “Moon Knight” has tied been the second-biggest debut on Disney+ so far with “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier”. But also shows how the Marvel viewership within the US for Disney+ isn’t growing, but is, without a doubt, keeping many adult subscribers engaged.
However, it should be noted that the data from Samba TV, is only for the United States, so the total worldwide viewership will be much higher.
“Moon Knight” stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, and May Calamawy. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes. Jeremy Slater is the head writer, and Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater, and Oscar Isaac are the executive producers. Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson, and Rebecca Kirsch serve as co-executive producers.
The series will consist of six episodes, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday throughout April, with the finale dropping onto Disney+ on May 4th.
Did you watch the first episode of “Moon Knight” last week?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.