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*|
|2||Netflix||Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel||4||55||1,286||5,845,455|
|6||Netflix||The Great British Baking Show||65||65||284||67,219|
|9||Netflix||Go Dog Go||9||24||194||898,148|
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.