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Streaming Ratings: ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Premieres at No. 1

The live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender had a big premiere week.

The remake of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series opened at No. 1 overall on Nielsen’s streaming charts for Feb. 19-25. Avatar had 2.56 billion minutes of viewing in the United States over its first four days (it premiered Feb. 22), the second biggest week for any streaming title in 2024 so far (behind the 3.04 billion for Fool Me Once in early January).

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Love Is Blind also had a big week for Netflix. The dating show more than doubled its total viewing time from the previous week, growing to 2.41 billion minutes as Netflix released the second batch of episodes from season six.

HBO’s True Detective had its best showing of the year to date the week after its fourth season finale, growing by 15 percent to 889 million minutes of viewing on Max (that tally doesn’t include any linear viewing on HBO’s cable channels). Warrior became the latest recipient of the Netflix bump, as the canceled Max series finished fourth overall with 948 million minutes on Max (where it continues to stream) and Netflix.

Behind Avatar and Love Is Blind, there was a steep dropoff in time viewed for original series. Netflix’s One Day finished third, but its 454 million minutes of viewing was less than a fifth of Love Is Blind‘s total. It’s one of the biggest gaps between second and third place on Nielsen’s original streaming series chart in its 3 1/2-year history. Masters of the Air (271 million minutes) improved by 11.5 percent week to week for Apple TV+.

Nielsen’s streaming ratings cover viewing on TV sets only and don’t include minutes watched on computers or mobile devices. The ratings only measure U.S. audiences, not those in other countries. The top streaming titles for Feb. 19-25, 2024, are below.

Overall

1. Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix), 2.56 billion minutes viewed
2. Love Is Blind (Netflix), 2.41 billion
3. Bluey (Disney+), 1.08 billion
4. Warrior (Max/Netflix), 948 million
5. Young Sheldon (Max/Netflix), 936 million
6. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 901 million
7. True Detective (Max), 889 million
8. NCIS (Netflix/Paramount+), 737 million
9. Monk (Netflix/Peacock/Prime Video), 705 million
10. Suits (Netflix/Peacock), 702 million

Original Series

1. Avatar: The Last Airbender, 2.56 billion minutes
2. Love Is Blind, 2.41 billion
3. One Day (Netflix), 454 million
4. The Tourist (Netflix), 338 million
4 (tie). Halo (Paramount+), 338 million
6. Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix), 337 million
7. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Prime Video), 310 million
8. House of Ninjas (Netflix), 287 million
9. Masters of the Air (Apple TV+), 271 million
10. Griselda (Netflix), 253 million

Acquired Series

1. Bluey, 1.08 billion minutes
2. Warrior, 948 million
3. Young Sheldon, 936 million
4. Grey’s Anatomy, 901 million
5. True Detective, 889 million
6. NCIS, 737 million
7. Monk, 705 million
8. Suits, 702 million
9. The Big Bang Theory (Max), 658 million
10. The Blacklist (Netflix), 593 million

Movies

1. Mea Culpa (2024) (Netflix), 693 million minutes
2. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (Netflix), 598 million
3. The Abyss (2023) (Netflix), 529 million
4. Oppenheimer (Peacock), 487 million
5. Dune (2021) (Hulu/Max/Netflix), 452 million
6. Moana (Disney+), 384 million
7. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Netflix), 374 million
8. Thanksgiving (2023) (Netflix), 348 million
9. Players (2024) (Netflix), 222 million
10. Encanto (Disney+), 221 million

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