‘Firefly Lane' Again Tops Streaming Viewership

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - “Firefly Lane'' edged the Netflix documentary series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel'' to be the most-watched streamed program for the second consecutive week, according to figures released today by Nielsen.

In “Firefly Lane's'' first full week of release, Feb. 8-14, viewers watched 1.288 billion minutes of the 10-part Netflix drama about two inseparable best friends (Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke) and their enduring, complicated bond spanning four decades. Viewership was down 1.2% from the 1.308 billion minutes for the first five days it was available.

Viewers watched 1.286 billion minutes of the four episodes of “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel'' the first five days of release of the documentary about the 2013 disappearance of college student Elisa Lam from the downtown Los Angeles hotel.

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel'' was among five programs in the Top 10 that were not in the previous week's.

The 24-episode 2017-20 USA Network anthology crime drama “The Sinner'' was third, with 1.229 billion minutes watched. The 2007-12 Nickelodeon children's comedy “iCarly'' was fifth, with 883 million minutes watched of 60 episodes.

The Canadian family drama “Heartland'' was seventh with 637 million minutes watched of 156 episodes. The Starz historical drama “Outlander'' returned to the Top 10 after one-week absence, placing ninth with 611 million minutes watched of 55 episodes.

Dropping out of the Top 10 were “CoComelon,'' Netflix's 3D animated series of videos of traditional nursery rhymes and original children's songs, “Mariposa de Barrio,'' the Telemundo telenovela based on the autobiography of the late singer Jenni Rivera;  Netflix's steamy eight-episode alternate history period drama “Bridgerton''; the 2014-20 Nickelodeon superhero comedy “Henry Danger''; and the long-running CBS action drama, “NCIS.''

For the second consecutive week “WandaVision'' was the lone non-Netflix program in the Top 10, finishing 10th with 596 million minutes watched of its six episodes. The sixth episode of the Disney+ blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted Feb. 12.

Nielsen also releases viewership figures for programming streamed on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

The top 10 consisted of seven programs that originally aired on U.S. or Canadian broadcast or cable channels and three original streaming programs.

The Top 10 programs were “Firefly Lane''; “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel''; “The Sinner'';  ”Criminal Minds''; “iCarly'';  ”Grey's Anatomy''; “Heartland'';  ”Schitt's Creek''; “Outlander''; and “WandaVision.''

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