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Crime Scene — Cecil Hotel documentary storms up the latest Nielsens

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The latest Nielsen viewing figures are out. Firefly Lane holds onto top position, but Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is a close second. And it’s good news for Lucifer

For the second week in a row, Firefly Lane tops the Nielsen figures for original streamed shows. The Cecil Hotel documentary is a strong showing in second place, but there’s plenty to talk about in the latest figures (week dated 8-14 Feb 2021). We had our team work on the data round the clock using our new quantum computer, and their results are below. As ever we’ve added some columns based on our analysis.

The latest data

(CultBox added columns marked with ‘*’)

Rank Streamer Series # Episodes Ep length (mins)* Total Minutes (Millions) Season Watches*
1 Netflix Firefly Lane 10 50 1,288 2,576,000
2 Netflix Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel 4 55 1,286 5,845,455
3 Disney+ Wandavision 6 40 596 2,483,333
4 Netflix Bridgerton 8 60 409 852,083
5 Netflix Cobra Kai 30 30 300 333,333
6 Netflix The Great British Baking Show 65 65 284 67,219
7 Netflix The Crown 40 60 281 117,083
8 Netflix Longmire 63 60 232 61,376
9 Netflix Go Dog Go 9 24 194 898,148
10 Netflix Lucifer 75 50 194 51,733

And the winner is?

While it’s good news for Firefly Lane, any analysis suggests the real winner here is the documentary Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel. Also Netflix still dominates the charts. We’d love to see a global version of this — don’t forget these are US figures. The season watch figure for Crime Scene… is far ahead of anyone else, and we suspect they may lead the chart next week.

WandaVision holds steady

Still at number 3, WandaVision is again the only entry for Disney+. On the Nielsen and our season watches figures it’s remained at number 3, but we expect it to overtake Firefly Lane next week. Other regulars are still going well, including The Crown, Cobra Kai and The Great British Baking Show.

What about Lucifer?

We were surprised to see Lucifer sneak back into the chart, and assume it’s to do with fans getting desperate for season 5B to appear (we’ve been rewatching all 75 episodes on loop.) Although the figure of just over 50,000 season watches is comparatively tiny, we think Nielsen has a mistake here. Lucifer started on Amazon Prime, and there are only (so far) 18 episodes on Netflix. If you use 18 as the number of episodes, our season watches figures leaps to a very respectable 215,000 plus. Even without a start date announced, we are confident the arrival of season 5B will show Lucifer at or near the top of the chart.

We trust you found this useful, and look forward to sharing our analysis of next week’s data.