Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’ Season 5 Dominates Nielsen Streaming Ratings
Netflix subscribers have spent over a billion minutes watching “Lucifer,” which recently launched the second half of Season 5 on the streaming service.
“Lucifer” has long been an audience engine and Season 5 was no exception: Netflix subscribers spent over a billion minutes watching the series, which released the second half of Season 5. on the streaming service earlier this year.
This statistic comes from Nielsen, who said that “Lucifer” was watched for 1.284 billion minutes from May 24 to 30. The popularity of “Lucifer” is such that the show garnered more viewing minutes than the second and third most-watched shows of the week – Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” and “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous” – during this period.
Nielsen data is based only on the US audience using TVs and only covers Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney +. The company releases its streaming data reports with a delay of around a month due to an agreement with the aforementioned streaming services. The major streaming services in the entertainment industry do not regularly publish their own verifiable audience data.
“Lucifer” is a superhero show based on the DC Comics character co-created by Neil Gaiman (whose comic book “The Sandman” is currently being adapted into a Netflix series). Tom Ellis plays the main character, who begins the series by leaving hell to make a life for himself in Los Angeles as a consultant for the Los Angeles City Police Department. The second half of the recently released Season 5 of “Lucifer” centers around God’s decision to retire and Lucifer’s efforts to succeed him.
The new episodes of “Lucifer” tend to be a big draw for Netflix, which picked up the series after its cancellation by Fox in 2018. The premiere of the first half of Season 5 of “Lucifer” drew almost 1, 6 billion viewing minutes in August 2020, according to Nielsen data. A sixth and final season of the series, created by Tom Kapinos, was commissioned by Netflix in June 2020.
Two non-Netflix titles have cracked Nielsen’s latest list of most watched streaming shows. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which recently released its fourth season on Hulu, was the fourth most-watched show on the list at 439 million minutes. The Elisabeth Moss-led show topped Nielsen’s list of most-watched streaming shows last week. Amazon Prime Video also posted a title on Nielsen’s mailing list via “Panic,” the teen drama that premiered on Amazon’s streaming service on May 28. “Panic” was viewed for 142 million minutes from May 24 to 30, according to Nielsen.
1. Lucifer (Netflix) – 1,284 million minutes
2. The Kominsky method (Netflix) – 495 million minutes
3. Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Netflix) – 470 million minutes
4. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – 439 million minutes
5. Ragnarok (Netflix) – 429 million minutes
6. Who killed Sara (Netflix) – 396 million minutes
7. Jupiter’s legacy (Amazon Prime Video) – 214 million minutes
8. Panic (2021) (Amazon) – 192 million minutes
9. The Great British Pastry Fair (Netflix) – 179 million minutes
10. The Upshaws (Netflix) – 165 million minutes