The ardor of viewers for ozark (NASDAQ: NFLX) is finally cooling off a bit, but the series has still topped the ratings and led Netflix to a pretty strong near-sweep of the week’s top shows.
ozark (NFLX) streaming 3.329 billion minutes the previous week, and while that total fell to 1.73 billion minutes in Nielsen’s latest weekly stream ratings (May 9-15) was nearly double the next closest competitor: Another Netflix Original Lincoln’s lawyer (884 million minutes).
And while its rival Disney+ (NYSE: DIS) has caught film attention in recent weeks, the Netflix film Secondary year was the third best-performing program overall with 797 million minutes streamed for the week, just ahead of Netflix (NFLX) CoComelon with 715 million minutes streamed, and Grace and Frankie (NFLX) with 584 million minutes.
The only non-Netflix intruder on the overall chart came at No. 6: The Crime Drama Limited Series Candy from Hulu (DIS) (NASDAQ: CMCSA) streamed 577 million minutes with its five-episode run.
Rounding out the overall top 10 are four more Netflix (NFLX) shows: Criminal minds, 546 million minutes; NCIS, 539 million; working moms, 512 million; and film Our father, 450 million.
The acquired series table is generally dominated by Netflix (NFLX), this week led by CoComelon, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Outlander (390 million minutes) and Heartland (387 million). But Amazon Prime Video (NASDAQ: AMZN) made an appearance at #9 this week with Sponge Bob SquarePants (260 million).
The original series chart was led by three Netflix programs – Ozark, Lincoln’s lawyer and Grace and Frankie – before Hulu dropped to No. 4 with Candy. Amazon Prime Video (AMZN) also appears at No. 8 with Outdoor beach (292 million minutes), and Disney+ (DIS) placed moon knight in the top 10 again, at No. 9 with 289 million.
And the movie graphic got some more Netflix this week too. Disney (DIS) leader last week Encanto fell to No. 3 with 382 million minutes; it was topped by Netflix Secondary year (797 million) and Our father (450 million). Netflix took 7 of the top 10 this week; Disney+ (DIS) has also turn red at No. 7 (227 million) and Moana at No. 9 (161 million).
(Recall that Nielsen’s streaming rankings include viewing from five major streamers: Amazon Prime Video (AMZN), Apple TV+ (AAPL), Disney+ (DIS), Hulu (DIS) (CMCSA), and Netflix (NFLX).)
Goldman Sachs cut Netflix (NFLX) to Sell on Friday, citing competition concerns and a “consumer recession” hitting spending.