OK, Netflix, we see you.
On top of some awards season gains and a slew of successful originals under its belt, the streaming giant has even more reason to celebrate. Netflix shared some viewing data as part of its first-quarter earnings report, shedding light on just how popular its titles are, including The Umbrella Academy, Triple Frontier, The Highwaymen, and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.
If you feel like the entire internet was talking about any (or all) of these titles, you’re not wrong:
- In the first four weeks following its release, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic book adaptation of Umbrella Academy was viewed in 45 million households;
- The Highwaymen, featuring seasoned stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, was viewed in more than 40 million households during the first month;
- Triple Frontier, an action-packed heist film starring Ben Affleck, was viewed in 52 million households during the same time span;
- And oh, about that would-be festival that never happened but won’t go away? It is the entertainment gift that just keeps. on. giving. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened was viewed in more than 20 million member households during its first month. (It was competing with a different Fyre doc airing on Hulu, though, for what that’s worth.)
By Netflix’s standards, an episode is “viewed” if at least 70% of it was watched.