'White Lotus' Season 2 finale leads HBO into Nielsen US Streaming Top 10 chart
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: "I'll be there for you," is exactly what 'White Lotus' and 'Friends' did for HBO as the viewership records of the series were booming in the first week of December which led the channel to take over on the Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart. Netflix had four titles with over 1 billion viewing minutes for the week of December 5 to December 12, according to Nielsen’s US streaming charts, but HBO was not very far behind this time.
It is no surprise that the Netflix series usually is seen dominating on the viewership scale. It also had been a great year for the streaming giant, especially after Jenna Ortega's 'Wednesday' series which broke many viewership records last year. However, HBO Max's viewership boosted after the finale of 'White Lotus' Season 2. Speaking of finales, fret not as the series was renewed for a third season in November 2022, ahead of the second season's finale.
According to Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart, 'The White Lotus' and 'Friends' put the streamer among the most popular services that week. Following the premiere of the 'White Lotus' Season 2 finale, which aired on December 11, 2022, within only a few hours of availability, the series ranked No 7 on the list with 752 million minutes viewed. On the other hand, every generation's favorite 'Friends', which is also on HBO Max, saw a 13% increase which brought it to 737 million minutes and No 8 overall.
A few other streamers were able to break into the Top 10, which is often dominated by Netflix, like Peacock. The streamer also made an appearance on the list at No 9 with 'Yellowstone'. The series earned 726 million viewing minutes for the week.
In case, you are wondering about the first few spots, unsurprisingly, 'Wednesday' was the top title of the week with another 3.3 billion minutes viewed. It far surpassed 'Firefly Lane,' which was No 2 on the list for the second week in a row with 1.4 billion minutes viewed. Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' took third place, rising in bullet speed from No 9 the week prior, with 1.34 billion minutes viewed, taking the spot from 'Dead to Me'.
You can watch 'White Lotus' Season 2 on HBO Max.