“Avatar: The Last Airbender” Dominates Streaming Charts

The live-action version of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” featuring real-life actors made a striking debut, topping Nielsen’s streaming charts in its premiere week. The show, a remake of the well-liked Nickelodeon animated series, topped the charts for the week of February 19 to 25. Additionally, HBO’s “True Detective,” Netflix’s “Love Is Blind,” and Max’s “Warrior” notably increased viewing rates as well.

In its first four days of streaming, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” attracted an impressive 2.56 billion viewing minutes in the United States. This record marks the second-highest week for any streaming title in 2024 to date, falling just behind “Fool Me Once”, which garnered 3.04 billion minutes in early January.

Increased Viewing for Netflix’s “Love Is Blind” and HBO’s “True Detective”

In the same week, Netflix’s dating show “Love Is Blind” effectively doubled its total viewing time from the previous week. In total, viewers spent 2.41 billion minutes watching the second batch of episodes from the show’s sixth season.

HBO’s “True Detective” also recorded its best performance of the year, with a 15% increase in viewing. In the week following its fourth season finale, the show racked up 889 million minutes of viewing on Max.

“Warrior” Benefits from Netflix Bump

Meanwhile, “Warrior,” originally a Max series, became the latest beneficiary of what’s been described as the “Netflix bump.” Despite being canceled on Max, “Warrior” secured its place as the fourth most-watched overall show, with 948 million minutes viewed across both Max and Netflix platforms.

Steep Dropoff in Time Viewed for Other Original Series

Behind heavy-hitters “Avatar” and “Love Is Blind,” other original series experienced a significant dropoff in viewing time. One such series, Netflix’s “One Day,” racked up only 454 million minutes of viewing, less than a fifth of “Love Is Blind”‘s total. This disparity is one of the biggest gaps between second and third place seen on Nielsen’s original streaming series chart in its three-and-a-half-year history.

Nielsen’s Streaming Ratings Scope

It’s crucial to remember that Nielsen’s streaming ratings only account for viewing on TV sets and do not include time spent watching on computers or mobile devices. Additionally, the ratings only measure U.S. audiences, without taking into account viewership in other countries. The top streaming titles for February 19-25, 2024, are listed below.

Top Streaming Titles for February 19-25, 2024

In terms of overall viewing, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” topped the list with 2.56 billion minutes viewed. “Love Is Blind” followed closely behind with 2.41 billion minutes, while other shows like “Bluey,” “Warrior,” and “Young Sheldon” also made it to the top five.

The list for original series was similarly topped by “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Love Is Blind,” with “One Day,” “The Tourist,” and “Halo” rounding out the top five. In the category of acquired series, “Bluey” led with 1.08 billion minutes, followed by “Warrior,” “Young Sheldon,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “True Detective.”

Top Streamed Movies

The most-watched movie for the week was “Mea Culpa” with 693 million minutes. “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” followed closely with 598 million minutes viewed, while “The Abyss,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Dune” were also popular choices among streaming audiences.

Wrapping Up

These streaming statistics reflect the changing nature of viewer patterns and preferences. The success of shows like “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Love Is Blind” on Netflix provide an insight into the current trends of the streaming world. For more updates on your favorite shows and movies, head over to HitPlay.

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