Last week saw the return of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” to Disney+ and based on some data from Reelgood, the show drew in 5.7% of the streaming share for its opening weekend, successfully managing to rake in more streams this time compared to its first season launch in November last year. This is no doubt due in part to the massive growth in Disney+ subscribers this year.
In this chart, we can see how it compared to opening weekend stats for a few other major TV shows like The Boys, Stranger Things, The Queen’s Gambit, and also against the first season of The Mandalorian.
There is no doubt that The Mandalorian performed spectacularly well this weekend, coming very close to the opening weekend streaming share for season 3 of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Meanwhile, the second season performance of Amazon Prime’s The Boys remains unrivaled.
Netflix’s latest limited series, The Queen’s Gambit, is doing good with a streaming share of 4.3% during opening weekend — just a smidge lower than The Mandalorian’s first season share of streams.
And this data doesn’t include other countries, as Disney+ has launched in more countries since the initial debut of Star Wars: The Mandalorian last November, which will no doubt increase global viewing figures. It should also get another bump when Disney+ launches in Latin America later this month.
Did you watch last week’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian episode?