Lucifer commands Nielsens

Lucifer commands the Nielsens again — Sweet Tooth a distant second

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The Nielsen ratings for the first week of June show Lucifer commands the top 10 with a huge number of logged minutes

Lucifer dominated the Nielsen ratings for the week of release of season 5B (as we reported) with over 1 billion minutes streamed. Little did we know it was just warming up and the following week we now know it clocked up over 1.8 billion minutes, so Lucifer commands the #1 spot again. It’s a number so big we decided to abandon computational analysis and go back to slide rules. After a delay while we sourced a consignment of slip sticks, and worked out how to use them, we bring you our deeper analysis.

The data

As ever we’ve taken the Nielsen data, added our own episode count analysis (marked with ‘*’) and give our analysis below. The original data is from US figures only.

Rank Streamer Series # Episodes Ep length (mins)* Total Minutes (Millions) Episode Watches*
1 NETFLIX Lucifer 83 50 1,838 36,760,000
2 NETFLIX Sweet Tooth 8 45 794 17,644,444
3 NETFLIX The Kominsky Method 22 30 507 16,900,000
4 HULU The Handmaid’s Tale 44 50 473 9,460,000
5 NETFLIX Ragnarok 12 47 404 8,595,745
6 NETFLIX Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous 26 25 278 11,120,000
7 NETFLIX Who Killed Sara 18 40 206 5,150,000
8 AMAZON Panic (2021) 10 45 195 4,333,333
9 NETFLIX Orange Is The New Black 91 55 179 3,254,545
10 NETFLIX The Great British Baking Show 65 65 174 2,676,923

Lucifer commands the #1 spot — the big story

It’s clear Lucifer season 5B was (and continues) to be a viewing juggernaut. We liked it (as per our review) and it’s clear a lot of others did as well. The number of minutes is vast (3 billion in under two weeks as it was released on Friday) and we may well dig deeper into the meaning of that elsewhere.

What else is going on in the Nielsens?

If you compare with the previous week, a lot of titles in the top 10 are in roughly the same spot and many have similar figures. Apart from the vast rise for Lucifer, we should talk about Sweet Tooth. With nearly 800 million minutes viewed, that’s a success by any measure. The Kominsky Method stays popular and Netflix has a lot to be pleased about.

What can we expect in the next set of ratings?

We would imagine most fans have now watched the eight new Lucifer episodes at least once, so even if it manages to hold the top spot, we predict a smaller audience. We won’t be surprised at a new #1 and it could well be a fight between LuciferSweet Tooth and Loki. We’ll let you know!