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Forums - Movies Discussion - Netflix's The Witcher surpasses Disney's The Mandalorian according to 3rd party tracking firm

While Netflix and Disney have yet to release official streaming figures for The Witcher and The Mandalorian respectively, a 3rd party tracking firm, Parrot Analytics, which keeps track of tv show's "demand expressions", a globally standardized TV measurement unit to reflect the desire, engagement, and viewership of a series, has announced their data for the week of December 22-28. According to their data, The Witcher, in it's 2nd week since release and first full 7 day week since release, surpassed The Mandalorian and Stranger Things to become the most in demand tv show. The previous week, from December 15-21, The Witcher ranked 3rd place, behind The Mandalorian at #2 and Stranger Things at #1. Stranger Things had been on a 21 week streak of 1st place finishes based on Parrot Analytics data before being dethroned by The Witcher.

It is worth noting however, that The Mandalorian episode 7 premiered on December 18th, 4 days before this tracking week began, while episode 8 premiered on December 28th, the last day of this tracking week, which leaves most of this tracking week on a large gap between 2 episodes of The Mandalorian. It is also worth noting that Disney+ is pretty much available in the US only, while Netflix is available worldwide, though The Witcher also came in first based on US only data.

Netflix also released their top 10 shows of 2019 list this week, which is believed to be based on the number of people that watched at least 2 minutes of a show within it's first 28 days on Netflix. The Witcher made that list at #2 in the US, only behind Stranger Things, and it beat Stranger Things in the UK and Australia. The Witcher also made #6 on the combined top 10 show+movie list. It is believed that Netflix used projected views for the first 28 days of The Witcher based on the data they do have, since the show hasn't been out for 28 days yet. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/witcher-passed-mandalorian-as-biggest-tv-show-in-the-world-2019-12?utmSource=twitter&utmContent=referral&utmTerm=topbar&referrer=twitter

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Sorry, put this in the wrong forum by accident. Could a mod move this to Movies discussion please, since we don't have a TV discussion forum.



How many subscribers do each service have?



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Netflix>disney+
So imho a duuuh



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zorg1000 said:
How many subscribers do each service have?

Disney announced 10m+ within the first day of Disney+ release, making it the biggest streaming service launch ever. However, since then no updates on the subscriber count, which may mean that it has yet to hit 20m subscribers, as Disney would likely announce that milestone. Netflix on the other hand has 148m subscribers worldwide, 60m in the US. Disney+ is only available in 6 countries so far, compared to almost every country in the world for Netflix. So yeah, topping The Mandalorian is not exactly hard to do. Will be a much more fair comparison by the time season 2 of each show releases, as Disney+ will be available in alot more countries by then (Western Europe rollout starts in March, Eastern Europe and Latin America rollout starts in October).

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kirby007 said:
Netflix>disney+
So imho a duuuh

You can frame it in that way, but one could easily frame it in another. The Mandalorian is THE launch show of Disney+, and it's likely that just about everyone who's subscribed to it already has probably watched at least a bit of the Mandalorian. For many, it will be the key reason they signed up to the service as early as they did. Netflix has tons more subscribers, of course, but to the vast majority of them, The Witcher is likely just another show that they may or may not get around to eventually.



Witcher surpassing Star Wars is a huge deal, Star Wars is the biggest IP in the world and everyone knows it, doesn't matter if Netflix has more subscribers.



Radek said:

Witcher surpassing Star Wars is a huge deal, Star Wars is the biggest IP in the world and everyone knows it, doesn't matter if Netflix has more subscribers.

Cough, Pokemon, Cough.


Ljink96 said:
Radek said:

Witcher surpassing Star Wars is a huge deal, Star Wars is the biggest IP in the world and everyone knows it, doesn't matter if Netflix has more subscribers.

Cough, Pokemon, Cough.

Pokemon is first in terms of revenue, but I would be surprised if more people on the planet know what Pokemon is compared to how many know what Star Wars is. There's barely anyone in the US that hasn't watched at least one Star Wars movie, and based on the foreign box office I'm sure that many hundreds of millions more outside of the US have watched at least one. Star Wars lack of popularity in China hurts it for sure, since China is like 1.4 billion people, but I still think Star Wars might top Pokemon overall in terms of mindshare. We know that at least 1 billion people know what Pokemon is, because Pokemon Go passed 1 billion downloads. 

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shikamaru317 said:
Sorry, put this in the wrong forum by accident. Could a mod move this to Movies discussion please, since we don't have a TV discussion forum.

I moved it for you :)