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Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ Debuts at No. 4 on Originals Chart as ‘Young Sheldon’ Climbs Back to No. 1 Overall

Following its Dec. 19 premiere, Disney’s “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series officially cracked Nielsen’s Top 10 streaming chart during the Dec. 18-24 viewing window, landing at No. 4 on the Originals list with 572 million minutes viewed.

Disney released only the first two 40-minute episodes of the new series during this interval, meaning “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” had just 80 available minutes for viewing in comparison to “Reacher” (520), “The Crown “(3,424), and “My Life with the Walter Boys” (446). Nielsen counts minutes viewed across all episodes of a series in its Top 10 ranker.

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Also making its debut on the Originals chart is Peacock’s “Dr. Death.” The series opened at No. 8 on the list with 302 million minutes viewed across all 16 episodes. Peacock released all eight episodes of the second season of “Dr. Death” on Thursday of this interval. According to Nielsen, the audience behind “Dr. Death” skewed a bit older with 1/3 of them aged 35-49 and nearly half aged 50+, and 68% female.

“Reacher” continues to maintain its steady hold on the second place slot despite the second season’s fourth episode not being included in this week’s interval. The series recorded nearly 1.2 billion minutes viewed as the first three episodes of Season 2 entered into its first full of week of streaming.

“Young Sheldon” climbed its way back to No. 1 on the chart after previously falling to “Leave the World Behind” in the last two rankings. Across Max and Netflix, the licensed pickup landed 1.4 billion minutes viewed in its fifth week since the series debuted on Netflix while “Leave the World Behind” dropped to fourth place with 983 million minutes.

Netflix’s “The Crown” ranked third this week with 1.14 billion minutes — a slight jump from last week’s fourth place ranking despite the small drop in minutes viewed (the series recorded 1.22 billion minutes viewed last week in its first four days of availability).

As the holidays drew closer, Christmas films also had a resurgence with holiday classics movies like “Elf” (862 million), “Home Alone” (836 million), “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (700 million) and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (649 million) making a comeback on the Films chart. The first two films also landed on the overall chart at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. Also, new Christmas film “Candy Cane Lane” stayed in the top 10 films list, picking up 597 million minutes viewed.

Elsewhere on the chart is “Rebel Moon: Part 1” (966 million), “Bluey” (925 million), “Grey’s Anatomy” (908 million), and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (730 million).

See Nielsen’s list of overall streaming rankings for Dec. 18-24 first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.

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