‘The Watcher’ Repeats Atop Nielsen Streaming Chart; ‘House Of The Dragon’ Finishes Strong, ‘School For Good And Evil’ Tops 1B Minutes Of Viewing In Debut

The Watcher surged 10% in its second week on Netflix, collecting 2.6 billion minutes of viewing to repeat at No. 1 on Nielsen’s U.S. streaming chart for the week of October 17 to 23.

The Ryan Murphy-produced thriller series easily outdistanced another Netflix title, The School for Good and Evil, which finished second with about 1.06 billion viewing minutes.

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Just behind it in the No. 3 spot was House of the Dragon, with its season finale hitting HBO Max for three hours during the week. The Game of Thrones prequel pulled in a bit more than 1 billion minutes of viewing for the third time in a single week during its 10-episode run. Since the show’s debut last August, it had been jockeying with Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The latter has now fallen out of the Top 10 overall chart, remaining at No. 5 in Nielsen’s all-original rankings.

Not all titles on the chart were brand-new, of course. The Gilmore Girls saw viewership jump 26% from the previous week, hitting 792 million viewing minutes and capturing the highest concentration of 18-to-34-year-olds, at 70%.

Here’s the full Top 10, with the number of episodes (1=movie) and minutes of viewing.

Netflix

The Watcher

7

2.595B

Netflix

The School for Good and Evil

1

1.058B

HBO Max

House Of The Dragon

10

1.013B

Netflix

The Sinner

31

935M

Netflix

The Blacklist

196

807M

Netflix

NCIS

339

796M

Netflix

Gilmore Girls

153

792M

Netflix

Cocomelon

18

757M

Netflix

Love Is Blind

31

683M

Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries (2020)

17

672M

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