Similar to its other MCU Netflix counterparts, Daredevil experienced a significant drop in viewership for its third season compared to Season 2.
Season 3, which premiered last month, saw a decrease of 57% in viewers streaming the series during its first week of release. While Netflix keeps the specifics of their streaming data under wraps, a report by San Francisco-based analytics company Jumpshot listed the sizable decrease after measuring five billion actions daily across 100 million streaming devices worldwide in a report for entertainment news site Screen Rant.
The sharp decline in viewership correlates with similar drops experienced by Seasons 2 of Luke Cage and Iron Fist earlier this year. Luke Cage had experienced a 59% decrease between its first and second seasons while Iron Fist saw a decline of 64% of its first week viewers.
While a sharp drop, the decrease in viewers between Seasons 2 and 3 of Daredevil does not necessarily mean it will share the same fate as Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Viewership on the third season still noticeably outperformed the second seasons of Luke Cage and Iron Fist even after a two-year gap between seasons for Daredevil making a cancellation for the inaugural MCU Netflix series not as likely.
Now available on Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Poindexter, Jay Ali as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.