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Star Trek: Discovery Beats Picard & Rises Higher In Nielsen Streaming Top 10

Summary

  • Star Trek: Discovery season 5’s “Mirrors” episode rises up the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 (Originals) charts, outpacing even a beloved Star Trek: Picard episode.
  • Captain Burnham discovers the Mirror Universe’s ISS Enterprise in the pivotal episode.
  • Nielsen Streaming Top 10 ranks “Mirrors” as the most-viewed Star Trek: Discovery season 5 episode so far, with 285 million minutes streamed.



Star Trek: Discovery season 5 continues to rise up the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 (Originals) chart, and Discovery season 5, episode 5. “Mirrors” even outranks a fan-favorite episode of Star Trek: Picard season 3. “Mirrors” saw Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) enter interdimensional space, where she found the ISS Enterprise from the Mirror Universe. Star Trek: Discovery season 5’s halfway point also had pivotal scenes between Burnham and L’ak (Elias Toufexis) and Moll (Eve Harlow) and Cleveland Booker (David Ajala).


For the week of April 22-28, Star Trek: Discovery climbs higher up the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 (Originals) chart, with Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 5, “Mirrors,” hitting the number 8 rank with 285 million minutes streamed. “Mirrors” is the best-ranked Star Trek: Discovery episode so far, outpacing Star Trek: Picard season 3, episode 9, “Vox”. Check out the ranking below:

Star Trek: Picard
season 3, episode 9, “Vox” was directed by Terry Matalas and ended with the return of the USS Enterprise-D and the revelation that the Borg had returned.

Alex Perry of TrekCore updated his list on X of how Star Trek: Discovery’s episodes compare to Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which you can see below:


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Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Returning Cast & New Character Guide

As Burnham seeks the universe’s greatest treasure in Star Trek: Discovery season 5, she’ll need help from a host of new and returning characters.

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Discovery Season 5, Episode 9 – “Lagrange Point”


Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Is About To End The Series

Discovery’s final episode premieres May 30th on Paramount+


Star Trek: Discovery has only one episode left, the series finale titled “Life, Itself” written by showrunner Michelle Paradise and directed by Olatunde Osunsanme. Discovery‘s finale has a lot of ground to cover. The penultimate Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Lagrange Point,” directed by Jonathan Frakes, saw Captain Burnham lead an away team to the Breen dreadnought to steal the portal to the Progenitors’ technology. Burnham then vanished into the portal chasing after Moll (Eve Harlow).

Star Trek: Discovery won’t end on a cliffhanger.


The series finale of Star Trek: Discovery will be a longer episode to wrap up the entire saga. Discovery’s cast and crew returned to Toronto months after season 5’s filming wrapped to shoot new scenes as a coda to close out Star Trek: Discovery and tie up the main characters’ stories. Thankfully, despite its cancelation by Paramount+, Star Trek: Discovery won’t end on a cliffhanger and will have an ending that delivers closure. And how high Star Trek: Discovery‘s remaining season 5 episodes will chart in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 remains to be seen.

Source: Nielsen.com, TrekCore

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 is streaming on Paramount+

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