What We’re Watching: ‘Manifest’ Tops Streaming Viewership For Third Consecutive Week

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By STEVEN HERBERT, City News Service
Published on Jul 30, 2021

“Manifest” topped the list of the most-watched streamed programs for the third consecutive week while two Amazon Prime Video programs entered the Top 10, according to figures released Thursday by Nielsen.

Viewers watched 1.869 billion minutes of “Manifest’s” 29 episodes between June 28 and July 4, 9.4% less than the 2.064 billion minutes watched the previous week.

“The Tomorrow War” was second for the week, with viewers watching 1.229 billion minutes of the Amazon Prime Video military science fiction action film in its first three days of release.

“Bosch” was the other program in the latest Top 10 not in the previous week’s. The Amazon Prime Video police procedural series was 10th, with 490 million minutes watched of its 64 episodes.

Dropping out of the Top 10 were the Kevin Hart-starring film “Fatherhood” and the mystery fantasy series “Lucifer,” which both stream on Netflix.

“Luca” dropped to third after back-to-back second-place finishes with 1.156 billion minutes watched, 32.6% less than the 1.714 billion minutes the previous week, the first full week the computer-animated coming-of-age fantasy film streamed on Disney+.

“Luca” was among two Disney+ programs in the Top 10. The other was “Loki,” fourth for the week with 813 million minutes watched of its four episodes, including the fourth episode of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, which was released June 30.

Viewership was up 14% from the previous week when it was fifth.

There were six Netflix programs in the Top 10. Nielsen also announces streaming viewership of Hulu programming.

The top 10 consisted of four programs that originally aired on U.S. or British broadcast networks, three movies, two original streaming series, and “CoComelon,” which originated on YouTube.

The Top 10 programs were “Manifest”; “The Tomorrow War”; “Luca”; “Loki”; “CoComelon”; “Criminal Minds”; “Grey’s Anatomy”; “The Ice Road”; “Downton Abbey”; and “Bosch.”

The figures only reflect television set-related viewing, including such television-connected devices as Roku and Apple TV. Mobile-only viewing is not included in Nielsen’s streaming measurement systems.

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