Bluey Is the Most Popular Show on Disney+
I don’t know whether you watch Bluey or use it as the world’s cheapest babysitter.
What I can say for sure is that if you subscribe to Disney+ and have a child under five, Bluey has been on your television lately.
I’ve even got the data to back up the point. Bluey is clearly the most popular show on Disney+. Here’s how we know.
Bluey Is Dominant
For a three-week period from October 16th through November 5th, a staggering number of people watched Bluey.
According to Nielsen ratings, episodes of Bluey accounted for 2.385 billion minutes of viewer minutes.
I realize that numbers like this can be hard to conceptualize so please allow me to break this down in more understandable terms.
The average episode of Bluey lasts nine minutes. The entire three-season run of Bluey includes 140 episodes and counting.
You should hear my voice as ominous/Ghost Host-ish when I say that there WILL be more. Mwahaha.
Anyway, the math here indicates that people watched the entire run of Bluey 17 million times in just three weeks!
Can you imagine how zombified those parents looked as their children cried until mommy/daddy started a new episode?
Every generation of parents goes through this. Kids lock onto a series that’s popular, independent of its qualities.
Some kids are lucky enough to get The Mickey Mouse Club, Rugrats, or Phineas and Ferb.
Others watch Pokemon, Transformers, GI Joe, and Transformers, never understanding how badly the Hollywood entertainment system has failed them.
I’m still #Starscream4Life, though.
Anyway, the dominance of Bluey stood out more than usual during the past two weeks of Nielsen streaming charts.
I say this because Bluey anchored Disney+ during the two-week period from October 23rd through November 5th, the show earned 771 and 774 million minutes.
Nothing else on Disney+ or Hulu came close to matching it. Bluey stands strong in the Disney streaming empire.
Disney Still Had Its Successes
That’s not to say that nothing else on Disney+ did well. In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Nielsen skipped the ratings last week. Then, it released two weeks of data over the past few days.
So, we’ve got several streaming programs to cover, starting with Loki.
The series didn’t end by the time the most recent batch of ratings came out, but it was close.
We were up to the episode where Victor Timely learned about the scientific concept of spaghettification. Let’s just say that you don’t want that.
For the fourth episode of Loki, the series earned 514 million viewer minutes.
Then, its follow-up, the one where the Variants lived their lives, increased to 560 million minutes.
So, that’s more than a billion minutes watched for about 80 minutes of television.
That’s roughly 12.5 million episodes watched, which would suggest the series has about 6.25 million weekly viewers.
For some perspective, The Golden Bachelor on ABC just garnered headlines for a similar number of viewers on network television, which was the most in three years.
Now, that’s an apples-to-oranges comparison since network television is dying, but it drives home the point that Loki is wildly successful.
In all sincerity, any series that charts on Nielsen’s Originals list has done extraordinarily well.
Similarly, Disney must be thrilled with Goosebumps, a show whose necessity many questioned when it was announced.
As usual, R.L. Stine emerges victorious, as the Disney+ adaptation of his beloved children’s book series claimed 753 million viewer minutes in two weeks.
Remarkably, Goosebumps kept pace with Loki, which garnered significantly more media attention.
Relatively to scale, Goosebumps may be an even bigger success story on Disney+!
Elemental Keeps on Going
A couple of years ago, nobody was paying attention to the Nielsen streaming charts. If I’m being honest, few people do even now.
That’s why nobody outside the Disney fanbase recognizes just how dominant Encanto was as a streaming blockbuster.
I call Encanto the Titanic of streaming content to date, and the data backs me up on this point.
Now, Pixar’s Elemental is more than holding its own as the go-to movie on Disney+.
During the two weeks in question, Elemental claimed 463 million and 425 million viewer minutes.
That’s more time spent on Elemental than Goosebumps and nearly as much as Loki!
Given that Elemental has been on the Nielsen charts for two months now, it shouldn’t have this level of support.
The film has definitively proven its appeal to Disney fans. We’re not simply giving Elemental a chance but also, in many instances, rewatching it.
Happy little movies like this have become Disney’s bread and butter throughout the decades, and it’s nice to watch history repeat itself on streaming.
Disney+ tracked two other predictable success stories as October ended.
Thanks to Treehouse of Horror reruns, The Simpsons surged to 480 million viewer minutes.
Meanwhile, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas finished October as the sixth-most frequently streamed movie.
Oogie Boogie lovers will be happy to know that at one point near Halloween, the film was top five at the box office and #6 in streaming. That’s very impressive!
The one word of caution with upcoming charts is that Goosebumps and Loki have both ended.
So, Disney+ appearances on the Nielsen charts might dry up some…except for Bluey and Elemental.
Thanks for visiting MickeyBlog.com! Want to go to Disney? For a FREE quote on your next Disney vacation, please fill out the form below, and one of the agents from MickeyTravels, a Diamond Level Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, will be in touch soon!