The supernatural Sherlock Holmes drama tallied 643 million minutes of viewing during the week of March 29 to April 4, compared with 628 million for Falcon. In a key difference, though, there are eight episodes of The Irregulars, compared with three for the Marvel series, which used Disney’s usual weekly release model. Nielsen’s rankings always reflect a nearly month-long lag time, by arrangement with streaming providers.
The Irregulars is a new twist on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of Holmes, Doctor Watson and the other Baker Street staples. Billed as a darker take, it centers on a gang of troubled teens and departs from other Sherlock adaptations by depicting Watson as a sinister figure. Tom Bidwell, whose credits include Watership Down and My Mad Fat Diary, is the show’s writer and an executive producer.
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Viewership for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier held steady from the prior week, when the show finished No. 3. It is the second Marvel show to stream on Disney+ and is the only show on the top 10 from a distributor other than Netflix.
Bad Trip, the hidden-camera prank outing with comedian Eric Andre, finished No. 10 on the overall list with 344 million minutes of viewing. It repeated as No. 1 on Nielsen’s movies-only chart.
Below is Nielsen’s full top 10, which reflects viewing through a TV screen, meaning mobile is not counted.
The Irregulars – 8 episodes, 643 million minutes of viewing
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – 3 eps., 628M min.
Grey’s Anatomy – 368 eps., 580M min.
Who Killed Sara (English) – 10 eps., 553M min.
NCIS – 353 eps., 535M min.
Cocomelon – 6 eps., 515M min.
Criminal Minds – 308 eps., 489M min.
Heartland – 165 eps., 413M min.
Supernatural – 328 eps., 377M min.
Bad Trip (2021) – movie, 344M min.
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