After a series of brief bumps for Peacock, “Yellowstone” scores its first billion-minute week on Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10. During the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1, the drama sits at No. 5 on the chart with 1.04 billion minutes viewed.
According to Nielsen, the show likely been helped by not having a new Season 5 episode on Paramount Network. Considering its normal time slot would have been Christmas Day, the move left viewers to catch up on Seasons 1-4 on Peacock. Nielsen shares Season 1 saw its viewing peak on Dec. 25, Season 2 on Dec. 26, Season 3 on Dec. 27 and Season 4 on Dec. 28, as viewers worked their way through every episode.
“Glass Onion” and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” continue to lead the list in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. The whodunit mystery jumped 30% from its opening weekend to bring in 2.9 billion viewing minutes in its first full week of availability on Netflix, making it the most-streamed movie in a measurement week since Nielsen began tracking streaming content – setting a new record for the movie.
Amazon Prime Video’s “Jack Ryan” earned 1.67 billion minutes viewed during the viewing window following the long-awaited Season 3 premiere, which arrived on Dec. 21. It’s a 9% drop from the previous week’s figures, but it’s still a solid performance for the series in its first 12 days of availability. The series sits at No. 1 on the original titles chart.
Just below the action-thriller is Netflix’s “Wednesday,” which picked up 1.66 billion minutes viewed more than a month after its November debut. That’s a 7% fall from the previous week’s almost 1.8 billion viewing minutes.
“Emily in Paris” sits steady at No. 4 with nearly 1.4 billion minutes watched. According to Nielsen’s breakdown, the comedy’s audience is 75% female, 33% of whom are between the ages 35-49. “The Recruit” joins the chart at No. 6 with 953 million minutes viewed, a quick drop from the former 1.7 billion viewing minutes recorded in the week before.
Cracking the chart for the first time is “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” “Matilda The Musical,” and “Treason” at No. 8, No. 9, and No. 10. Following their Dec. 25 premieres, “The Witcher: Blood Origin” scored 912 million viewing minutes while the “Matilda” remake brought in 839 million minutes. “Treason” debuted on the streaming service on the following day and scored 790 million minutes viewed.
Elsewhere on the chart is “Cocomelon” (932 million).
See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for Dec. 26-Jan. 1 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.