Pixar and ‘Star Wars’ Give Disney+ a Double Streaming Win | Charts

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It’s big news then when Netflix isn’t No. 1 and a competitor occupies the top two spots, which is the case for the week of Sept. 18-24, with Disney+ sitting atop the charts.

“Elemental,” the feature-length theatrical release from Pixar, rises to the top spot this week, up from second a week ago. Meanwhile, “Ahsoka,” the latest Disney+ original “Star Wars” series, continues to be a major hit, sitting in second place this week. These big wins are proof that Disney’s well-established brands still bring in loads of viewers.

The Wrap Report provides an exclusive first look at the most-watched movies and TV series from the past week across both streaming and linear television sourced from viewership trends collected from Samba TV’s panel of more than 3 million households drawn from over 25 million connected TVs, balanced to the U.S. Census.

Netflix still has plenty of hits on its hands, too. The drama series “Virgin River” is in third this week, following two weeks in first place. The second season of the true-crime docuseries “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” is in fourth place in its first week on the charts. Older millennial households (those ages 25 to 34) were eager to lap up the grisly details, as this demographic over-indexed on viewership of the show by 14%.

Continuing with the murder theme, the Hulu hit “Only Murders in the Building” is in fifth this week, rising from eighth last week. It’s followed by a quartet of Netflix entries: the rom-com “Love at First Sight” up from ninth last week to sixth, the buzzy manga adaptation “One Piece” slipped from sixth last week to seventh this week, the German-language thriller series “Dear Child” fell from fourth to eighth this week, and unexpectedly the 2013 Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” is ninth this week.

Closing out our streaming charts is the return of “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+. The third season of the Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston drama is No. 10.

Meanwhile, with the WGA agreeing to a tentative deal, we may start to see some thaw when it comes to new scripted programming on linear. In the meantime, the chart’s blend of reruns, competitions and game shows provide a snapshot of the programming challenges caused by the writers’ and actors’ strikes.

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” returns to the top spot this week after it was edged out by “Yellowstone” on CBS last week. “AGT” held the top spot for 10 straight weeks over the summer, and this week three episodes make the top 10 — also coming in third and seventh.

“Yellowstone” was the big story last week, as CBS began showing the popular cable series on the broadcast airwaves for the first time. This week, two Sunday night episodes make the top 10, in second and fourth.

“Krapopolis,” Fox’s new animated series from “Rick and Morty” co-creator Dan Harmon, is one of the few new shows airing on linear TV right now, and it debuts in fifth.

In the back half of the chart, we see the usual classic game shows and competitions. “Celebrity Family Feud” is sixth, “American Ninja Warrior” is eight, and two episodes of “Wheel of Fortune” are ninth and 10th.

Cole Strain is the vice president of measurement products at Samba TV, a WrapPRO partner. For more from Samba TV, visit its website. For more from WrapPRO’s partners, visit the Data and Analysis Hub.

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