‘The Rings of Energy’ Beats ‘Home of the Dragon’ in Streaming Rankings

Nirina Zubir

The 2 buzziest style tasks on TV proper now are lastly having their first viewership battle.

HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones” prequel collection “Home of the Dragon” and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings” enlargement “The Rings of Energy” each appeared on Nielsen’s streaming rankings for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4, with “The Rings of Energy” popping out on high — taking the No. 1 place with 1.3 billion minutes seen. “Home of the Dragon” was behind it, rating as No. 5 and being watched for 781 million minutes, 61% lower than its rival. (Word: Nielsen measures solely U.S. viewing on tv screens, excluding different international locations and gadgets.)

This isn’t an apples-to-apples comparability, as the provision of the 2 collection doesn’t match up precisely. “The Rings of Energy” debuted with two episodes at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 1, that means they have been streamable for the final three days plus a number of hours of Nielsen’s viewing window. Against this, “Home of the Dragon” premiered its first episode at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 21, its second on Aug. 28 and its third on Sept. 4 — with Episode 3 arriving just some hours earlier than Nielsen concluded its depend for the week. Moreover, it’s essential to notice that “The Rings of Energy” is a streaming unique, whereas “Home of the Dragon” has cable viewership that Nielsen’s streaming chart doesn’t account for.

As such, the Aug. 29-Sept. 4 viewing window does primarily match up each collection’ first two episodes towards one another, and each collection have roughly hour-long episodes, however the reality of streaming exclusivity for “The Rings of Energy” is a stable benefit. The contingent of “Home of the Dragon” viewers watching the present on cable is sizable; for instance, per Nielsen, 3.2 million of the 9.9 million viewers on premiere evening for “Home of the Dragon” have been watching on the HBO channel. That’s roughly one-third of viewers.

However nonetheless, “Home of the Dragon” had the benefit of its first two episodes being obtainable to observe all through your entire week. Plus, the small window of availability for Episode 3 shouldn’t be ignored. For instance, when Episode 1 of the collection premiered on the tail finish of Nielsen’s Aug. 15-21 window, it didn’t make the chart, nevertheless it nonetheless clocked 327 million minutes of streaming viewing in its first few hours on HBO Max.

Charting increased than “Home of the Dragon” this week was its predecessor. “Recreation of Thrones” took the No. 3 place for the second week in a row with 792 million minutes of streaming viewing due to followers rewatching the collection because it returns to the zeitgeist. Subsequently, mixed with the 781 million viewing minutes of the prequel, as a franchise, “Recreation of Thrones” does have “The Lord of the Rings” beat — although after all, the latter doesn’t benefit from a long-running collection previous it.

This week’s Nielsen Streaming Prime 10 is the primary third-party viewership information to be launched about “The Rings of Energy.” Beforehand, the one info obtainable about its viewers was Amazon’s self-reporting that the collection reached 25 million international viewers in its first day, so it is a large win for the streamer, which till now by no means had a collection debut as No. 1 in its opening weekend (although one film had a chart-topping debut: “Coming 2 America”). The billion-dollar finances Amazon invested in “The Rings of Energy” — making it the costliest TV challenge ever — has definitely paid off.

Within the No. 2 chart place for the second week in a row was the Netflix film “Me Time” with 927 million minutes in its first full week of availability, down simply barely from final week’s 971 million minutes. Following at No. 3 was “NCIS,” which makes the Prime 10 most weeks due to fixed Netflix viewing, however charted increased throughout this viewing window maybe as viewers rewatched the collection forward of CBS’ Sept. 19 premiere of Season 20.

Restricted collection “Satan in Ohio” debuted because the No. 6 streaming program, racking up 716 million minutes seen in its first three days of availability on Netflix. In seventh and eighth place have been typical suspects “Cocomelon” and “Gray’s Anatomy” with 693 million and 674 million minutes seen, respectively.

“Stranger Issues” dropped from No. 4 to No. 9 within the ninth week of full availability for Season 4, being seen for 667 million minutes in comparison with final week’s 890 million. And in final place was Netflix’s “Echoes,” a far fall because it was final week’s No. 1 streaming program. From Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, its second full week of availability, the restricted collection was watched for 627 million minutes, in comparison with 1.1 billion minutes the week earlier than.

See Nielsen’s latest Prime 10 streaming rankings under, with general streaming titles for Aug. 29-Sept. 4 first, adopted by authentic streaming titles, acquired titles after which movies.

‘The Rings of Energy’ Beats ‘Home of the Dragon’ in Streaming Rankings

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