‘Suits’ Sets Streaming Chart Record for Most Weeks at No. 1

The summer of Suits continued past Labor Day, as the legal drama set a streaming chart record for most weeks as the No. 1 overall title.

The former USA series, which streams on Netflix and Peacock, spent its 12th consecutive week at the top of Nielsen’s rankings, which go back three years. It had 2.36 billion minutes of viewing for the week of Sept. 4-10, falling by only 4 percent from the previous week. Suits‘ 12th week at No. 1 overall broke a tie with Netflix’s Ozark, which had 11 weeks at No. 1 over several seasons.

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Five titles had more than a billion minutes of viewing for the week, with Netflix’s Virgin River (1.92 billion minutes of watch time) coming in second behind Suits. One Piece (1.39 billion minutes), the streaming debut of The Little Mermaid (1.37 billion) and SWAT (1.04 billion) — which jumped 62 percent week to week — also crossed that threshold.

In the original series top 10, The Wheel of Time (515 million minutes of viewing), Only Murders in the Building (470 million), Ahsoka (459 million) and Special Ops: Lioness (342 million) were all fairly steady compared to a week earlier. Matt Groening had two shows in the top 10 with Futurama on Hulu (313 million minutes) and Disenchantment on Netflix (298 million).

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 Sept. 4-10 are below.


1. Suits (Netflix/Peacock), 2.36 billion minutes viewed
2. Virgin River (Netflix), 1.92 billion
3. One Piece (Netflix), 1.39 billion
4. The Little Mermaid (Disney+), 1.37 billion
5. SWAT (Hulu/Netflix/Paramount+), 1.04 billion
6. Bluey (Disney+), 973 million
7. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 864 million
8. NCIS (Netflix/Paramount+), 637 million
9. Cocomelon (Netflix), 587 million
10. The Big Bang Theory (Max), 561 million

Original Series

1. Virgin River, 1.92 billion minutes
2. One Piece, 1.39 billion
3. The Wheel of Time (Prime Video), 515 million
4. Dear Child (Netflix), 504 million
5. Only Murders in the Building (Hulu), 470 million
6. Who Is Erin Carter? (Netflix), 465 million
7. Ahsoka (Disney+), 459 million
8. Special Ops: Lioness (Paramount+), 342 million
9. Futurama (Hulu), 313 million
10. Disenchantment (Netflix), 298 million

Acquired Series

1. Suits, 2.36 billion minutes
2. SWAT, 1.04 billion
3. Bluey, 973 million
4. Grey’s Anatomy, 864 million
5. NCIS, 637 million
6. Cocomelon, 587 million
7. The Big Bang Theory, 561 million
8. Gilmore Girls (Netflix), 538 million
9. Call the Midwife (Netflix), 517 million
10. Friends (Max), 458 million


1. The Little Mermaid, 1.37 billion minutes
2. Love Again (Netflix), 336 milion
3. Snitch (Max/Netflix/Prime Video), 329 million
4. Don’t Worry Darling (Max/Netflix), 294 million
5. You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix), 288 million
6. Arrival (Netflix/Paramount+), 263 million
7. Woody Woodpecker (Netflix), 256 million
8. Despicable Me 2 (Netflix), 249 million
9. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Peacock), 232 million
10. Moana (Disney+), 212 million

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