For the week preceding Christmas, “Glass Onion” debuted at No. 1 overall.
The number one slot in the rankings of streaming programs was displaced on Wednesday by Jack Ryan‘s return to Amazon’s Prime Video. A significant premiere was also held for Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and the week before Christmas, Peacock’s first original series made it into the top 10.
With little less than 1.9 billion viewing minutes, Jack Ryan, whose third season debuted all at once on December 21, surpassed all other shows during the period of December 19–25. That was sufficient to beat off Wednesday (1.8 billion minutes), which held the top series title in Nielsen’s rankings for four weeks.
However, both programs trailed Glass Onion, which had the most viewers overall with 2.23 billion minutes, or over 16 million complete viewings of the Rian Johnson-directed movie. The film, which debuted on Netflix on December 23, completed all of its business within the final three days of the week. In the more than two years of Nielsen’s streaming rankings, it came in third place, behind Wonder Woman 1984 (2.25 billion) and Hocus Pocus 2 (2.73 billion) on Disney+ and HBO Max, respectively.
The Best Man: The Final Chapters by Peacock, which launched to 762 million viewing minutes, is the first NBCUniversal streamer original to crack the top 10. (Yellowstone, whose library is located on Peacock, as well as the films Nope and Halloween Ends, have each done this seven times.)
With the release of the third season of Emily in Paris on Netflix, the show reentered the top 10 with 1.39 billion minutes of viewing. In its second week, The Recruit saw a significant increase, increasing by 83 percent to just under 1.7 billion minutes.
The minutes watched on computers or mobile devices are not included in Nielsen’s streaming ratings, which only account for viewing on TVs. Only American audiences, not those in other countries, are measured by the ratings. Below are the top streaming movies for December 19–25.