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Streaming Ratings: ‘Young Sheldon’ Stays at No. 1 as 2023 Ends

The final week of 2023 was another big one for Young Sheldon, as it claimed the top spot among acquired shows in Nielsen’s streaming rankings for a second straight week. Disney+ got more strong returns from Percy Jackson and the Olympians as well, ad Prime Video’s Reacher ascended to the top overall spot.

Young Sheldon scored 1.31 billion minutes of viewing time on Netflix and Max for the week of Dec. 25-31, topping second-place Bluey (1.11 billion) by about 200 million minutes. The Crown (1.04 billion minutes) also topped the billion-minute mark for Netflix.

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Reacher scored 1.44 billion minutes for the week after Nielsen resolved an issue related to audio asset capture on Prime Video. Earlier figures put the show at 943 million minutes of viewing. The revised rankings also moved Sound of Freedom into the top 10 movies for the week.

As for Percy Jackson, the series grew to 700 million minutes of viewing on Disney+ for the week its third episode debuted. That’s a 22 percent improvement on its premiere week. The show has had Disney+’s biggest launch to date for a series that’s not part of the Star Wars or Marvel universes.

Speaking of Marvel, the animated series What If …? had its best showing ever with 513 million minutes of viewing. Disney+ released the second season over nine consecutive days beginning Dec. 22. The Mexican dramedy The Manny (555 million minutes) and Money Heist spinoff Berlin (274 million) made their debuts on the original series chart.

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon: Part 1 led the movie charts for the second straight week with 974 million minutes of viewing. That’s a slight bump from 966 million minutes for its first week.

Nielsen’s streaming ratings cover viewing on TV sets only and don’t include minutes watched on computers or mobile devices. The ratings only measure U.S. audiences, not those in other countries. The top streaming titles for Dec. 25-31, 2023, are below.

Overall

1. Reacher (Prime Video), 1.44 billion minutes viewed
2. Young Sheldon (Max/Netflix), 1.31 billion
3. Bluey (Disney+), 1.11 billion
4. The Crown (Netflix), 1.04 billion
5. Rebel Moon: Part 1 (Netflix), 974 million
6. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 969 million
7. NCIS (Netflix/Paramount+), 905 million
8. Leave the World Behind (Netflix), 881 million
9. Meg 2: The Trench (Max/Netflix), 737 million
10. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Netflix), 726 million

Original Series

1. Reacher, 1.44 billion minutes
2. The Crown, 1.04 billion
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Disney+), 700 million
4. My Life With the Walter Boys (Netflix), 604 million
5. The Manny (Netflix), 555 million
6. What If …? (Disney+), 513 million
7. Dr. Death (Peacock), 327 million
8. Virgin River (Netflix), 306
9. School Spirits (Netflix/Paramount+), 282 million
10. Berlin (Netflix), 274 million

Acquired Series

1. Young Sheldon, 1.31 billion minutes
2. Bluey, 1.11 billion
3. Grey’s Anatomy, 969 million
4. NCIS, 905 million
5. Suits (Netflix/Peacock), 721 million
6. The Big Bang Theory (Max), 661 million
7. Law & Order: SVU (Hulu/Peacock), 507 million
8. Cocomelon (Netflix), 506 million
8 (tie). Gilmore Girls (Netflix), 506 million
10. Friends (Max), 468 million

Movies

1. Rebel Moon: Part 1, 974 million minutes
2. Leave the World Behind, 881 million
3. Meg 2: The Trench, 737 million
4. The Super Mario Bros. Movie, 726 million
5. Barbie (Max), 602 million
6. Sound of Freedom (Prime Video), 454 million
7. Home Alone (Disney+), 433 million
8. Gran Turismo (Netflix), 412 million
8 (tie). Elf (Hulu/Max), 412 million
10. Sniper: Ultimate Kill (Netflix/Prime Video), 391 million

Feb. 1, 3:40 p.m. Updated with revisions to Reacher viewing time and the addition of Sound of Freedom to the top 10 movies.

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