An analysis unsurprisingly reveals that the Marvel and Star Wars series are the success of Mickey’s streaming platform.
Series Moon Knight takes its first steps on Disney +, the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at the place taken by the licenses of the Burbank firm. End of March, an analysis of the Hollywood Reporter revealed the various statistics for the Star Wars and Marvel series from Disney+, with the (impossible?) mission of determining which of these two universes attracted the most viewers to the platform.
This resulted in a certain domination on the part of Star Wars and his series The Mandalorian which has accumulated a total of 14.5 billion minutes of viewing in 2021, mainly during the eight weeks of the broadcast of season 2 of the series. Despite the popularity of the MCU, no Marvel series has come close to this result achieved by the adventures of Mando and Grogu.
However, if the calculation of the viewing time is brought back proportionally to the content, it is the series Loki with its six episodes, which won the record for minutes watched, with no less than 872 million minutes per episode.
Six series from the platform ended up in the Nielsen ranking of the most watched productions in 2021: The Mandalorian (season 1 and 2), Wanda Vision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye and The Book of Boba Fett. The analysis also revealed that no other Disney+ exclusive series such as High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Where Little Champions: Game Changers did not complete the list. The monopoly of Marvel and Star Wars on viewers is therefore final.
A multitude of original creations
Still, it’s not as if the video streaming platform lacks original content drawing inspiration from other universes.
Offering sequels to cartoons from the 90s and 2000s like Monsters and Company: At Work and Cool Attitude: More Coolor new stories like Diary of a Future Presidentthe Disney+ catalog has all the keys to stand out differently.
Recently, the first original French productions have even started to appear on the platform with the release of series Family weekend and Parallelswhich show that Disney knows how to do it, even with local productions.
Despite the breath of fresh air brought by this varied content in the face of the now relentless stream of big Marvel and Star Wars productions, it is not surprising that the two big hit universes continue to dominate the ratings of Disney +
What future for the MCU and the Star Wars adventures?
Platform subscribers can already find no less than six series taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and five series developing the very distant galaxy of Star Wars. And yet, the rhythm is not about to calm down, to the delight of the fans.
On the side of Marvel, the series Moon Knight is currently airing since March 30, 2022, and will be followed by the series Miss Marvel starring the heroine Kamala Khan from June 8, 2022. The series will follow in the near future she hulk, Secret Invasionand season 2 of What If? scheduled for 2022, while season 2 of Loki will land in 2023. After that, eight series are still scheduled at unknown dates, a program as broad as it is impressive.
The fans of Star Wars will not be outdone either with five series in addition to season 3 of The Mandalorian. Subscribers will then be able to follow the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a six-episode miniseries from May 25, 2022.
Without any precision about their release dates, the series Andor, Ahsoka, lando and The Acolyte are in preparation.
The series format for these successful Disney universes seems to be winning over more and more viewers, thus justifying this abundance of new mega-productions which are no longer only released in cinemas.