We already knew The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was a success for Disney +, with Marvel sharing in March that he had the best debut of any original series on the platform. But now Nielsen has some numbers to put the performance of the show in context. According to the firm (via Weekly entertainment), the series racked up 495 million viewing minutes when its first episode was released the week of March 15. To put that number into perspective, Disney + subscribers ended up watching 434 million minutes of WandaVision in its first week. As Disney + ‘s biggest debut yet, it also outperformed the season one and two premieres of The Mandalorian.
The only original to beat the Falcon and the Winter Soldier was netflix Ginny and Georgia with 540 million minutes viewed the same week. It might seem like a blow to Marvel’s latest live-action series, but the numbers the Falcon and the Winter Soldier mis are more impressive when you consider that Netflix has twice as many subscribers as Disney + and released the entire season of Ginny and Georgia everything at once. With more people signing up for the service each quarter and more Marvel content like Black Widow and Loki Coming later this year, you can expect Disney to break its own record in no time.
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