Mandalorian Tracks All-Time Low Nielsen Ratings

Samba TV’s previous report has been substantiated by Variety and the Nielsen ratingsThe Mandalorian season 3 premiere tracked lower ratings than any episode of season 2, clocking in at 823 million minutes. When the show’s first season aired in 2019, Nielsen wasn’t yet collecting data on streaming shows. It’s also worth noting that while The Mandalorian season 3’s premiere trailed well behind Obi-Wan Kenobi in viewership, it still beat Andor‘s numbers and The Book of Boba Fett, excluding that show’s finale week. Even though the numbers for The Mandalorian include views of previous episodes, the show was still beaten out by The Last of Us

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As I said when the Samba report surfaced, I’m disappointed but not totally shocked. I resent that Disney, Netflix, and other streaming companies don’t release exact numbers and views. It’s frustrating that we have to wait for third parties to do what they can with their limited resources. I find it really suspicious that Disney doesn’t want people to know how their streaming shows are performing. More than The Mandalorian‘s ratings going downhill, I’m bummed out by Andor‘s performance. I know that show didn’t draw in the usual Star Wars numbers (thanks, Obi-Wan and Boba Fett), but it stinks. That show really did deserve better than to trail behind The Mandalorian, a show that is itself trailing off. As for Mando, I don’t think it’s too late. Last week was the best season 3 episode yet, and I think a lot of fans haven’t given up on the show. But Disney should probably be a little worried about Disney+. Time will tell. 

But what do you think of Mandalorian season 3, these findings, or anything else? Talk to us in the comments below!

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