Following in the footsteps of Star Trek: Picard, the new season of Strange New Worlds is proving popular for Paramount+, arriving on the Neilsen top 10.
Strange New Hit!
Today Nielsen revealed their top 10 streaming charts for the week of June 12-18, which includes the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 premiere, “The Broken Circle.” Strange New Worlds debuts on the chart for original streaming shows at number 7, with 338 million minutes viewed (Nielsen’s metric for streaming).
This is the first Paramount+ original to appear on the charts since May when the season 3 finale of Star Trek: Picard came in 9th place with 400 million minutes viewed. That was actually the third time for Picard’s 3rd season on the Nielsen chart. The only other Paramount+ original show to make the Top 10 was the Yellowstone prequel 1923 earlier in the year shortly after Nielsen began tracking Paramount+ shows.
Without Nielsen data from the first season of Strange New Worlds, it’s hard to draw comparisons. However, last summer Paramount+ revealed season 1 had the strongest performance of any original Star Trek show to date. The series was also the second-highest-ranked original show for the launch of Paramount+ in the UK.
It will be interesting to see if Strange New Worlds can stay on the charts throughout its second season.
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