New Netflix series premieres as #1 streaming show

Nielsen has released their latest set of ratings, revealing the success of a new Netflix series. As many fans know, NBC has canceled the sci-fi show Manifesto after three seasons only for Netflix to revive it for a fourth and final batch of episodes. Fan interest in the show was VERY high after the announcement, with the first three seasons making their way into the Netflix Top 10, with the streamer’s stats posting modest numbers as the new episodes debut. Now the third-party reviews of Nielsen have come in and confirm that when season four premiered, it had HUGE numbers.

According to Nielsen ratings for the week of October 31 to November 6, Manifesto was viewed more than 1.371 billion minutes in that time frame. Of course, this figure doesn’t break the show into seasons the way Netflix does, but when comparing the two, it turns out there are some major differences. Netflix previously noted that the new season debuted with more than 57 million hours streamed in its first week, by comparison, Nielsen numbers for the series (converted from minutes to hours) point to an even smaller viewership.

What is striking, however, is that even if the numbers do not match, Manifesto was still the top-streamed title, movie or TV show on all streaming for that week. Check out the full list of the Top 10 streaming titles below.

#8 – NCIS

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758 million hours streamed

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#6 – Guillermo del Toro’s cabinet of curiosities

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(Photo: Netflix)

798 million hours streamed

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#4 – Cocomelon

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(Photo: Moonbug)

862 million hours streamed

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#3 – Inside Man

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(Photo: KEVIN BAKER)

892 million hours streamed

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#2 – Love is blind

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(Photo: courtesy of Netflix)

1.223 billion minutes streamed

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#1 – Manifesto

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1.371 billion minutes streamed

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