Although Disney+ Original series Obi-Wan Kenobi — which featured the returns of prequel trilogy stars Ewan McGregor (Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Hayden Christensen (Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker) — broke a Star Wars viewership record with it’s finale, The Mandalorian remains king of Disney’s streaming shows.
However, according to a new article, Mando still reigns supreme:
New data from Nielsen, however, proves that The Mandalorian still remains Disney+’s most-viewed series. Data for the first four episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi showed that the series collected 3.3 billion minutes of viewership in the U.S., while the first four episodes of The Mandalorian season 1 collected 2.2 billion minutes with only half the amount of current Disney+ subscribers. In all fairness to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the show competed with Ms. Marvel for viewership as well as Netflix’s record-breaking Stranger Things season 4 premiere.
When Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”) first hit the scene, alongside Pedro Pascal’s stoic Mandalorian Din Djarin, in The Mandalorian on November 12, 2019, he was an instant hit with both longtime Star Wars fans and with those who had never even seen a single Star Wars movie.
In the Season 2 finale, Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill) swooped in with his X-wing to rescue bounty hunter Djarin, Grogu, Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) from certain doom onboard Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Imperial starship.
Then, many Mandalorian stars returned in Book of Boba, setting up the basis for the third season of the popular Disney+ Original show.