‘Reacher’ Boasts Big Audience Despite Amazon’s Nielsen Reporting Glitch; ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians’ Debuts At No. 4 Among Streaming Originals

A glitch in Amazon’s reporting couldn’t stop Reacher from hitting the top of the Nielsen streaming charts.

The series put up another 1.2B viewing minutes during the December 18-24 interval, despite the fact that the new episode released on Dec. 20 is not counted in this reporting. Nielsen says the glitch with Prime Video’s audio asset capture meant that reporting for any title added to the service between December 20 and January 16 is delayed.

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This issue likely will impact the next several Nielsen streaming reports, since the company predicts the reporting won’t be up to date until at least February 1.

Young Sheldon took the No. 1 spot during this interval with 1.4B viewing minutes, though it’s difficult to tell whether that would have been the case if viewing for Episode 4 of Reacher Season 2 had been included in its tally.

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While it didn’t make it onto the overall chart, Percy Jackson & the Olympians put up some impressive viewership on Disney+ in its premiere week. The first two episodes managed 572M viewing minutes, putting it at No. 4 among streaming originals, which is particularly impressive given that the episodes totaled 80 available minutes, whereas the three titles above it boasts 400+.

Nielsen says about 33% of its viewership came from the 18-34 demo. As Deadline previously reported, the premiere episodes of Percy Jackson have surpassed 26M views on Disney+ since they were released, with the first five episodes all tallying more than 10M views in their first week. It’s safe to say that Percy Jackson likely will stick around the Nielsen charts.

Peacock also is seeing success with Dr. Death, after all eight episodes of Season 2 were released on the Thursday of this measuring period. The series came in at No. 8 with 302M viewing minutes across all 16 available episodes.

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Part 1 also was released during this interval. With just three days of viewing, the Netflix film came in No. 2 among films and No. 5 overall with 966M viewing minutes.

Here is the full Top 10, with streaming service, title, number of episodes (“1″=feature film) and minutes of viewing:

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