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The Nielsen Streaming Charts For The Mandalorian - Week 6

Nielsen have updated their weekly streaming charts! And this time the Lizzo/Jack Black episode was added! So how did the episode do? It’s the one thing you all wanted to know about. Here is the answer! Click through for all the details!

Artist’s impression of a scene from “Guns for Hire”

I don’t have much time today so I’ll make it quick. All the usual caveats apply, please refer to previous articles for a more in-depth discussion about how difficult it is to compare different shows or episodes using Nielsen’s charts.

So how did the Jack Black / Lizzo episode do? It appears watching train wrecks has a certain morbid fascination.

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 6, 44:14 minutes, 1,031 million viewing minutes = 23.31 million “people”
The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6, 31:45 minutes, 994 million viewing minutes = 31.31 million “people”
The Book of Boba Fett season 1 episode 6, 45:52 minutes, 776 million viewing minutes = 16.92 million “people”
Andor season 1 week 6, 53:15 minutes, 385 million viewing minutes = 7.23 million “people”

The Mandalorian season 3 average: 23.01 million “people”
The Mandalorian season 2 average: 26.06 million “people”

The season 3 average is down by 11.7%, the gap is widening.

Obi-Wan Kenobi had concluded at this point and thus is no longer included.

The Jack Black / Lizzo episode has one of the better season 3 ratings, it appears all the hoopla about the various high profile guest stars made people curious. Now higher ratings do not mean it’s also more popular. “Guns for Hire” is the lowest rated The Mandalorian episode on IMDB ever.

Things are put into perspective when you compare the season 3 episode with the 6th episode of season 2, “The Tragedy”, which featured the return of Boba Fett and the abduction of Grogu by Gideon and his dark troopers. Oh, and the Razor Crest was vaporized. Compared to the episode that aired more than two years ago 25% fewer people watched the 2023 episode and it has to be pointed out that the user base is about 10 million people stronger in 2023. And this can be observed for almost all episodes, season 3’s ratings are substantially lower than season 2’s ratings. And we haven’t even got to the Luke Skywalker season 2  finale yet.

So while The Mandalorian continues to be popular, it’s the #3 show on both the general and original series charts and the most popular Disney+ show, even compared to the various Marvel series, it has lost some of its appeal.

Also, even the Book of Boba Fett Luke Skywalker episode only reached about about 54% of the season 2 episode’s audience and 75% of the season 3 episode’s viewership. I really was not a good idea to bury episodes essential to The Mandalorian in The Book of Boba Fett.

And Andor barely has more than 7 million “people”, in fact, the show would drop out of the Nielsen charts for one week.

What else: Disney keeps getting demolished by Netflix, however Bluey (only an acquired series and thus not Disney’s own IP) is now the #1 acquired streaming show. Things look very sad on the movie charts, with Moana in 9th place barely beating Top Gun Maverick on Paramount+. It will be interesting to see how the much hated new Peter Pan movie is doing for Disney. But Nielsen will only add that movie in about a month from now.

And that’s it. “Guns for Hire” was not a ratings disaster, in fact, more people tuned in than for the previous episode and it is slightly above the season 3 average even. Now the big question is what those people tuning in took away from this episode.

Next up is the first part of the season finale, it will be interesting to see how it compares to the super emotional Luke Skywalker finale. We will look at the ratings for the first part of the finale next week.

The Nielsen Streaming Charts

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