Marvel Television seems to be hitting it’s superhero stride right now. Their most recent show, “Luke Cage,” came out swinging an unbreakable fist with giant ratings according to Symphony Advanced Media, and seems poised to get even bigger, with “Iron Fist” debuting soon, and then joining “The Defenders” later this summer.
However, even more people tuned in to be disappointed by the frightful and disturbing set of events set upon the Baudelaire family by Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris). Netflix newest hit, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” debuted January 13 and had one of the biggest launches since Symphony began collecting data on the streaming service less than two years ago.
With streaming and DVR overtaking viewership, the “Live + 3 Day” became an important and comparable milestone for new shows. In the case of streaming channels, the “live” portion begins on the release date of the show. While Netflix does not directly disclose any viewership or ratings information, Symphony announced that Lemony Snicket was watched by 3.755 million viewers per average minute in the 18-49 demographic, a highly-coveted age range for advertisers. Putting the show fourth all-time in that demographic for Symphony, behind “Fuller House” season one, “Orange Is the New Black” season four and “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”
“Luke Cage” wasn’t terribly far behind, with 3.388 million, and “Daredevil” season two reached 3.201 million. However, both shows pale to the might of nostalgia, with “Fuller House” pulling in 7.330 million during the same time frame. Similar to “Luke Cage,” which recently announced a season two, Netflix has decided to inflict further misery on the Baudelaire children, continuing their unfortunate adventures with a second season.
Currently available on Netflix, the series stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, Malina Weissman as Violet, Louis Hynes as Klaus, Bernadette Peters as Aunt Josephine, Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss, Aasif Mandvi as Uncle Monty, Catherine O’Hara as Dr. Georgina Orwell, K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Arthur Poe, Don Johnson as Sir and Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket.
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