New Data Reveals the Most Watched Original MCU & Star Wars Shows on Disney+

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For quite some time now, plenty of big titles have been underperforming with people practically being a bit sick of the constant reboots, and re-adaptations of the material that no one asked for.

One trend however is clear. The TV industry is increasingly embracing blockbuster-style content. While video game IPs are thriving, other subgenres are also demonstrating strength. However, success in streaming appears to hinge on the use of fresh IP to launch new franchises, although there are some considerations to bear in mind.

Variety presented us with new streaming data for major streaming services and some titles have truly surprised us.

Disney original viewership

Percy Jackson is an absolute winner when it comes to original series viewership despite technically being a reboot, I guess enough time has passed from the poorly received adaptations from the past and viewers were eager to see a different take on the matter.

Following ‘Percy Jackson,’ we have MCU’s ‘Echo.’ The show was marked with troubled development but still managed to surprise with its action, the show was the first title under the ‘Marvel Spotlight’ banner and was more character-oriented.

I’m certain that several factors led to the show having such a high viewership. First, it was TV-MA rated, it was marketed as being “homework-free,” meaning that you didn’t have to watch the past MCU projects to understand what the show was about, although this proved to be incorrect in like first few minutes of the show.

Daredevil was extensively used in marketing efforts, despite the character appearing in one flashback scene, the show will also connect to ‘Daredevil: Born Again,’ through post-credits scenes foreshadowing Kingpin’s ambitions to become mayor of New York.

The third most watched show with 6.8% was ‘X-Men ’97’ which is not surprising at all, the show was a massive hit, with consistently high ratings. The mutant revival is followed by the finale season of ‘The Bad Batch’ with 6.3 %. ‘Ahsoka’ which is also generally a fresh IP scored low, with merely 3.6 %, followed by ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 with 3.3 %, Loki Season 2 with 3.1 %, and ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 with 2.6 %.

It’s safe to say that fans might be shocked to learn that ‘Loki’ Season 2 had less viewing time than ‘Echo’ or that ‘The Mandalorian’ was outperformed by ‘Ahsoka’ for the given time period, but the data speak for itself.

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