Disney+ might have surpassed 100 million subscribers a few weeks ago, but Disney’s streaming service is still relatively young, especially when it comes to original shows. Back in mid-December,
“Disney+ Original series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from Marvel Studios ranked as the most-watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend, Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22, and the most-watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets,”
Still, the fact that more people watched the premiere of Falcon than WandaVision or The Mandalorian 2 is all the more impressive considering that
SambaTV, which collects data from terrestrial TVs, says that 1.7 million households watched Falcon last weekend, compared to 1.6 million for the WandaVision premiere. While the newest MCU TV show is Disney’s most-watched Disney+ original during the opening weekend, the SambaTV data shows that more people watched the premiere of The Mandalorian season on the first day compared to Falcon. That’s more than 1 million households for the Star Wars show compared to nearly 760,000 households for Falcon.
The same SambaTV data indicates that 1.8 million households watched at least 5 minutes of Snyder Cut over the weekend, which would give DCEU a belated win over the MCU.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has five more episodes left that are all set to be on a weekly basis each Friday, as was the case with WandaVision and The Mandalorian.