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Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘Suits’ First Place for 10th Week in a Row, ‘Who Is Erin Carter?’ at #2

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For 10 weeks in a row now, “Suits” has been the most-streamed title on Nielsen’s weekly rankings.

According to data from the ratings measurement company, it appears that viewership of the series — which had a major spike after it was added to Netflix in June despite already streaming on Peacock — is now shifting to emphasize the later seasons. When “Suits” first appeared on Netflix, Season 1 accounted for nearly 55% of viewing, though that number has now dropped to 16%.

And though “Suits” has now notched under 3 billion minutes watched for two consecutive weeks, this time with 2.7 billion minutes, it still laps its competitors considerably, with the next-most-streamed title, “Who Is Erin Carter?,” clocking in at just over 1 billion minutes. The Netflix limited series had its first four days of availability during the Aug. 21-27 viewing window.

Bluey” continues its triumphant summer, having moved from its mainstay position near the bottom of the chart to the top half for the past several weeks. The animated preschool series took third place with just over 1 billion minutes watched from Aug. 21-27. “Grey’s Anatomy” is also enjoying a solid bump, having surpassed “NCIS” as a chart regular earlier this summer. The series was watched for 932 million minutes during this viewing window, while “NCIS” ended up at No. 6 with 784 million minutes. “Cocomelon,” the animated preschool series that used to sit near “Bluey,” was watched for 644 million minutes

Ahsoka,” the newest “Star Wars” series and a spinoff of “The Mandalorian,” debuted at No. 5 with 829 million minutes watched. It’s a substantial showing for the project, about even with the performance of “The Mandalorian,” which took fifth place with 823 million minutes when Season 3 debuted earlier this year. However, it should be noted that this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison: “The Mandalorian” achieved that with only one new episode, whereas “Ahsoka” debuted with two; at the same time, Nielsen combines viewership across seasons, so viewing of Season 1 and 2 of “The Mandalorian” counted towards that statistic, while “Ahsoka” is a brand-new series.

The No. 7 position went to “Ballers,” the HBO series that ended its run in 2019 but was recently added to Netflix. Across both Netflix and Max, the sports dramedy was watched for 656 million minutes.

Rounding out the bottom of the chart were the 2021 edition of Netflix’s “Untold” (632 million minutes) and “The Lincoln Lawyer” (587 million minutes).

Variety's Selome Hailu contributed to this post.


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