Does Prime Video Have a New Biggest Show? Put simply: no, it doesn’t.
Reports surfaced yesterday (21 June) that The Boys had been knocked off its peg as Prime Video’s biggest show by a newcomer and was no longer the number one show on the streaming service. The top show now was new teen drama The Summer I Turned Pretty.
However, we weren’t able to validate this data, which seemed strange as we haven’t seen many listings from Prime Video topping the charts.
TechRadar spoke to Amazon and a Prime Video representative confirmed that’s not true and no guidance has been issued for the top show.
While The Summer I Turned Pretty appears to be a hit, with plenty of anecdotal evidence that it was a hit with viewers and a second season has already been commissioned by Prime Video, it’s not the most streamed show in the streaming franchise. service.
Then what’s Prime Video’s biggest show?
Simply put, there aren’t any, at least not publicly. Unlike Netflix, which published a weekly list of the most popular TV shows and movies (opens in new tab) For a period of seven days since November 2021, Prime Video has not offered this type of information.
As Prime Video’s spokesperson confirmed to TechRadar, “Amazon doesn’t typically release viewership numbers or that kind of data.”
In fact, Netflix is a bit of an outlier when it comes to being so public about what its subscribers are watching.
To figure out numbers from Prime Video, Hulu, or Disney Plus, we’re largely forced to rely on either polls or numbers from Nielsen, which provided ratings for more traditional TV networks. (opens in new tab)
Nielsen installs trackers in devices that collect information about what’s being watched, when, by whom, and how many people in a household are watching.
Prime Video’s shows are part of those numbers, but Nielsen’s rankings aren’t exactly up to date. The service’s latest figures are for the week ending May 22, and given that The Summer I Turned Pretty was discontinued last Friday (June 17), it has not yet challenged Nielsen’s published rankings.
A Hollywood reporter (opens in new tab) A few weeks ago, Reacher named Reacher a big hit for Prime Video and their best estimate for the platform’s biggest show, with estimates of 5.76 billion viewer minutes in the first six weeks of the show. But again, those are Nielsen’s numbers, not Prime Video’s.
The Boys is a huge hit for Prime Video and it’s no wonder they’ve announced a fourth season. According to the same report, the show’s second season lasted 4.8 billion minutes in its first six weeks, and a source said the new season was longer but didn’t provide any data to back it up.
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