Netflix is still one big mystery in terms of ratings. The only ones who truly know what those numbers are is Netflix. Of course, in a world where information is power, that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to find a way to crack the code. One such company is the ratings service Nielsen, best known for those boxes that your grandma had on her TV ten years ago.
Nielsen has spent the past year or so giving us an idea of how certain shows and films have performed on the streaming service. Netflix has pretty much refuted the accuracy of their numbers, but even if they are off, they should give us an idea of how well shows are doing compared to one another right? Anyway, Netflix’s latest high-profile series is Lost in Space, the big-budget reimagining of the campy original from decades past.
According to them (via Variety), the series drew in 6.3 million U.S. viewers in its first three days of release. On average, audiences watched 2.6 episodes, with 1.2 million people binging all 10 episodes within those first three days. But the big question is how does this compare to other high-profile Netflix originals?
Stranger Things — probably their most popular show — premiered its second season to an average of 15.8 million viewers in its first 3 days. Netflix’s big-budget blockbuster, Bright, had 11 million viewers during its first three days.
In terms of the actual premiere day, Lost in Space took in 3.16 million viewers, compared to Stranger Things 2‘s 8.97 million and Bright‘s 5.35 million. So while they aren’t the biggest numbers, they don’t seem half-bad in comparison.
Again, all these numbers are from Nielsen and are, according to Netflix, not accurate.
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