Netflix is notoriously tight-lipped about their viewing numbers. But at a recent research presentation, NBC exec Alan Wurtzel revealed the viewing numbers for many popular streaming series like Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Master of None, and Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle.
Much like how Nielsen ratings work, the streaming ratings were gathered from a sample of 15,000 users between the months of September and December 2015.
The numbers revealed that Marvel’s Jessica Jones has earned high ratings for Netflix. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, “an average 4.8 million viewers in the adults 18-49 group watched an episode of the Marvel drama.” Marvel’s Jessica Jones premiered in November 2015.
Viewership for Master of None and Narcos were also in the millions, with the Aziz Ansari comedy receiving around 3.9 million views in the 18-49 demo and the Pablo Escobar drama earning 3.2 million views. Narcos was renewed for a second season back in September.
Amazon’s original series The Man in the High Castle also scored decently, with an estimated 2.1 million viewers since its November 20th debut. Last month, Amazon renewed the series and announced the historical drama as its most-streamed original series.
What do you think? Are you surprised by the numbers? Do you think streaming services should released their viewing data to the public?