‘Love Is Blind’ Reaches No. 2 on Nielsen Streaming Top 10 After Season 4’s (Almost) Live Reunion Special
Despite live-streaming issues, which forced Netflix to air its Season 4 reunion of “Love is Blind” on the following day, the reality dating show still managed a 12% increase in viewership and 1.2 billion viewing minutes during Nielsen’s April 17 – 23 viewing window and secured the No. 2 spot on Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10.
In comparison to Netflix’s figures, the season earned another 39.48 million hours viewed following the show’s release and earned fourth place on Netflix’s global Top 10 chart, behind both “The Diplomat” and “The Night Agent.”
More from Variety
Netflix Stock Jumps After Reporting Nearly 5 Million Customers on Ad Plan, With Over 25% of New Subscribers Taking Ad-Supported Tier
'The Old Guard' Sequel Ending 'Demands' a Third Movie, Says Producer Marc Evans
Netflix 2023 Upfront Takeaways: Streamer Hits Scripted Drama Hard When TV Cannot
At No. 1, “The Diplomat” opened on Nielsen’s chart this week with 1.3 billion viewing minutes. Thus, marking 11 consecutive weeks where Netflix has taken the No. 1 spot with an original series. The last non-Netflix title to take the top slot was Disney+’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” during the Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 interval.
“The Mandalorian” slid into third place overall as Season 3 of the Disney+ series came to a conclusion with 1.01 billion minutes viewed. The series is just one of two Disney+ titles to make the overall chart — “Bluey,” a regular Disney+ staple, just barely managed to land on the list with 713 million viewing minutes after the streamer added the second half of Season 3.
After cracking the chart during the April 3-9 viewing window, Netflix’s “Beef” remains in fourth place on the chart with 937 million minutes viewed — that’s only a slight drop from its previously record 962 million minutes viewed figure. Following just below that is “Better Call Saul,” which rejoins the list after Netflix released the final season of the AMC show. The series accrued a smooth 927 million viewing minutes, securing No. 5 overall and the No. 1 spot on the Acquired Titles chart.
For the first time, Apple TV+ scored two titles on Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart as “Ted Lasso” jumped 17% in viewership, reaching 719 million viewing minutes and No. 9 on the overall list. Its romantic comedy starring Ana de Armas and Chris Evans, “Ghosted,” also took seventh place on the Movie list with 192 million viewing minutes.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” put Amazon Prime Video back on the list this week. The series was No. 8 on the Original Titles chart with 537 million viewing minutes, after releasing the fifth episode of Season 4.
Also on the Original Titles list, Paramount+’s “Star Trek: Picard” scored ninth place on the original chart after the release of the finale episode. Viewing jumped 45% to 400 million viewing minutes.
Elsewhere on the list is “Cocomelon” (828 million), “The Night Agent” (780 million) and “NCIS” (724 million).
See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for April 17-23 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.
Best of Variety
Emmy Predictions: Guest Actress (Drama) -- Melanie Lynskey and Anna Torv From 'The Last of Us' Challenging 'Succession' Women
Tony Predictions: Best Musical -- Four Stand Poised to Give ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Some Competition
This 'Fast and Furious' Arcade Cabinet Allows You to Step Behind the Wheel as Dom Toretto
Sign up for Variety’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.