‘Lucifer' Tops Streaming Viewership

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Thanks to the release of the final eight episodes of its fifth season, “Lucifer'' today topped the latest weekly list of the most-watched programs on the four streaming services whose viewership figures are announced by Nielsen.

Viewers spent 1.284 billion minutes between May 24-30 watching the series' 83 episodes, including the eight that began streaming on Netflix May 28.

“Lucifer'' was among four programs in the Top 10 not in the previous week's.

The Netflix comedy-drama “The Kominsky Method'' was eighth for the week, with viewers watching 495 million minutes of its 22 episodes, including the eight-episode final season, that began streaming on Netflix May 28.

“Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous'' was ninth, with viewers watching 470 million minutes of its 26 episodes. The 10-episode third season of the Netflix animated science fiction action-adventure series based on the novel “Jurassic Park'' began streaming May 21.

The 2015 DreamWorks Animation science fiction comedy film “Home'' was 10th, with 449 million minutes watched.

Dropping out of the Top 10 were the Hulu dystopian drama “The Handmaid's Tale''; the Netflix Mexican mystery thriller “Who Killed Sara?''; Netflix's psychological thriller film “The Woman in the Window''; and the canceled Netflix superhero series, “Jupiter's Legacy.''

The previous week's leader, “Army of the Dead,'' was second, with 786 million minutes watched, 13.9% less than the 913 million minutes the previous week when the zombie heist movie was in its first three days of release on Netflix.

All of the Top 10 programs were streamed on Netflix. Nielsen also announces streaming viewership of Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ programming.

The top 10 consisted of three series that originally aired on U.S. broadcast networks, two original streaming series, two movies, “Lucifer,'' which was canceled by Fox in 2018 after running for three seasons then was revived by Netflix, the drama series “StartUp'' which premiered in 2016 on the then-Sony Pictures-owned streaming platform Crackle, and “CoComelon,'' which originated as 3D animation videos of both traditional nursery rhymes and original children's songs on YouTube.

The Top 10 programs were “Lucifer,'' “Army of the Dead'';  ”Grey's Anatomy'';  ”Criminal Minds''; “StartUp''; “CoCoMelon''; “NCIS''; “The Kominsky Method''; “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous''; and “Home.''

The figures only reflect television set-related viewing, including such television-connected devices as Roku and Apple TV. Mobile-only viewing is not included in Nielsen's streaming measurement systems.

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