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Peaky Blinders beats The Boys — Stranger Things tops the latest Nielsens

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Peaky Blinders beats The Boys into third place in the latest Nielsens, but Stranger Things is still the clear leader

We’ve digested the Nielsens for June 13-19, and it’s no surprise to see Stranger Things still topping the table, but there’s a notable second place for Peaky Blinders, pushing another Cultbox favourite, The Boys, into third. Before we bring our regular analysis, here’s what we thought might happen from last week’s article:

…another comfortable week at the top for Stranger Things, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey doing well, and First Kill rising. Expect The Boys to be top 3, and we’ll be watching out for both Obi-Wan and Ms Marvel.

Here’s the data…

The Nielsen numbers for June 13-19

Remember — this is US only and a few weeks ago, we add the columns marked ‘*’.

Rank Streamer Series #Episodes Ep length (mins)* Total Minutes (Millions) Episode Watches*
1 Netflix Stranger Things 32 75 2,950 39,333,333
2 Netflix Peaky Blinders 36 60 904 15,066,667
3 Amazon The Boys 21 60 795 13,250,000
4 Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi 5 45 733 16,288,889
5 Netflix God’s Favorite Idiot 8 27 652 24,148,148
6 Netflix Keep Sweet: Pray And Obey 4 48 556 11,583,333
7 Netflix Ozark 44 60 528 8,800,000
8 Netflix First Kill (2022 Series) 8 50 467 9,340,000
9 Netflix The Lincoln Lawyer 10 50 421 8,420,000
10 Netflix Web Of Make Believe: Death, Lies And The Internet 6 55 339 6,163,636

Peaky Blinders beats The Boys, Stranger Things still tops the table

We overlooked Peaky Blinders in our projections, but The Boys did keep it’s top 3 position, and critical reception has been largely positive (the season finished last week and our view is it’s as good as ever.) We always knew Stranger Things would be riding high, and this is still a massive audience.

What else happened?

Obi-Wan Kenobi - Ewan McGregor
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor)

The Lincoln Lawyer has dropped back a lot, particularly if you compare with Ozark, still pulling in a decent audience. We wondered about Ms Marvel, it made last week’s chart but numbers were low at the bottom of the table. This week there’s no sign of the latest MCU offering. Obi-Wan Kenobi picked up more audience this week, presumably from people catching up and getting ready for the finale. YA vampire love story First Kill also gained viewers, picking up a place as it did.

What are we expecting next time?

If we look at the Netflix numbers for the week June 20-26, they imply it’s all Stranger Things. They list each season separately, so we don’t get many other shows. Peaky Blinders seems to have dropped, and there’s a suggestion Umbrella Academy might appear as its fans ready themselves for a new season. Of course The Boys will be Top 3 (we think), beyond that we assume at least one of The Lincoln Lawyer, Ozark or First Kill will drop out. Whatever happens, we’ll let you know!