Say what you’ll concerning the state of the Star Wars universe in 2024, there’s little doubt which property is the present king of the galaxy far, distant. Few would have guessed simply how large The Mandalorian would develop, releasing within the shadow of the a lot larger blockbuster The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, solely to go on to dominate the streaming panorama 4 years later. Whatever the lows some followers really feel the present hit in its uneven third season, The Mandalorian was nonetheless the most-watched unique streaming collection of 2023.
That’s in line with The Wrap through information compiled by leisure business analytics agency Whip Media. The Mandalorian topped a high 10 record that additionally included Loki in second and Ted Lasso in third. The complete record is as follows:
- The Mandalorian (Disney+)
- Loki (Disney+)
- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
- You (Netflix)
- Solely Murders within the Constructing (Hulu)
- Black Mirror (Netflix)
- Secret Invasion (Disney+)
- The Bear (Hulu)
- Ahsoka (Disney+)
- The Witcher (Netflix)
Unsurprisingly, the highest of the record is primarily made up of Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu originals, however Amazon’s Gen V and Jack Ryan had been the eleventh and twelfth most watched streaming unique of the 12 months. Whereas neither of the superb live-action Star Trek collection launched final 12 months on Paramount+ made the rating, Legal Minds: Evolution did sneak as much as twenty fifth place. As SFF Gazette factors out, Max originals didn’t break into the record in any respect, a worrying indicator of how the just lately renamed streaming service is faring with the TV viewing public. (Bear in mind hit reveals like The Final of Us and Succession are HBO originals that air on cable and don’t simply stream on Max.)
Some Star Wars followers felt the third season of The Mandalorian introduced with it a decline in high quality, with criticisms aimed largely on the writing. A typical grievance was that the writing sidelined Din Djarin and Grogu, arguably the 2 hottest Star Wars characters of the Disney period, on their very own present. It after all didn’t assist that the present’s largest cliffhanger was resolved on a very completely different (and far worse) collection previous to the premiere of season 3, stripping The Mandalorian of the emotional payoff it deserved when Din and Grogu lastly reunited on The Ebook of Boba Fett.