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'Glass Onion' wins streaming war with 2.23B viewed minutes, 'Jack Ryan' overthrows 'Wednesday' in viewership

With little less than 1.9 billion minutes viewed, 'Jack Ryan' overthrew 'Wednesday', which had been leading charts for four weeks
'Glass Onion' and 'Jack Ryan' have been leading viewed minutes charts (Netlifx, Amazon Prime Video)
'Glass Onion' and 'Jack Ryan' have been leading viewed minutes charts (Netlifx, Amazon Prime Video)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA : Within a few days of their releases, Rian Johnson's murder mystery sequel 'Glass Onion' and Amazon Prime's action thriller 'Jack Ryan' both made it into Nielsen's streaming Top 10 for the week starting December 19, 2022. With 2.23 billion minutes watched in its first four days of availability on Netflix following its theatrical premiere, 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' took the first spot on the overall streaming list.

Behind 'Hocus Pocus' (2.73 billion watched minutes) and 'Wonder Woman 1984' (2.25 billion viewed minutes), the film came in third on Nielsen's list of the most streamed movies in a given week. With little less than 1.9 billion minutes viewed, 'Jack Ryan', whose third season debuted all at once on December 21, surpassed all other shows during the period of December 19 to 25 in 2023. That was sufficient to beat off  'Wednesday' on Netflix which recorded a viewership of 1.8 billion minutes, and earlier held the top series title in Nielsen's rankings for four weeks.


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Over 1 billion minutes were recorded for both 'Wednesday' and 'The Recruit' throughout the viewing window. In its fourth week of being available on the streaming service, the Jenna Ortega led series fell from its No 1 position to No 3 on the chart with approximately 1.8 billion viewing minutes. With nearly 1.7 billion viewing minutes, 'The Recruit' came in fourth on the list. The third season of 'Emily in Paris' premiered to 1.4 billion minutes as well, bringing the show to the No 5 spot on the chart just five days after it became available.

As expected, a number of holiday favorites, such as 'Home Alone', 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', and 'Elf', entered the overall streaming chart during the holiday week with 926 million, 86 million, 836 million viewed minutes, respectively. 'The Best Man: The Final Chapters' is another notable entry on the Streaming Originals ranking. The 'Peacock' title established history as the first original scripted series to enter Nielsen's chart for the streamer. Following its debut on December 22, 2022, it is presently ranked fifth with 762 million minutes watched.

Here is the full Top 10 Steaming Programs' list, with streaming service, title, number of episodes and minutes of viewing: 

Nielsen's Top 10 Steaming Programs' list (Nielsen)