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Star Trek: Discovery Ends As A Top 10 Streaming Show

Summary

  • Star Trek: Discovery’s series finale ranks in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10.
  • Discovery’s final episode, “Life, Itself” ,ranks at #10 with 269 million minutes viewed.
  • Discovery returns to the Nielsen Top 10 after being absent since season 5, episode 5, “Mirrors.”



Star Trek: Discovery ends as a Nielsen Streaming Top 10 series as Discovery‘s series finale, “Life, Itself”, makes the charts for the show’s fourth and final time. Written by Kyle Jarrow and Michelle Paradise, and directed by Olatunde Osunanmi, Star Trek: Discovery‘s series finale was a super-sized episode that premiered on May 30th on Paramount+. “Life, Itself” concluded Star Trek: Discovery season 5’s intergalactic hunt of the Progenitors’ technology before warping ahead 30 years to give Admiral Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) a happy ending as she launched the USS Discovery on its final mission.

For the week of May 27 to June 2, Star Trek: Discovery returned to the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 (Originals) chart, with Star Trek: Discovery‘s series finale, “Life, Itself”, ranking at #10 with 269 million minutes viewed. Star Trek: Discovery had been absent from the Nielsen Top 10 since Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 5, “Mirrors”, ranked at #8 with 285 million minutes streamed. Check out the Nielsen Top 10 chart below and the link above.


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Star Trek: Discovery‘s rankings in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 verify the show’s huge popularity. Although, Discovery doesn’t quite match the numbers of Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. On X, Alex Perry (@alexandertperry) of TrekCore shared a breakdown of every Star Trek on Paramount+ show’s performance in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 since Nielsen released the numbers:

Star Trek: Discovery season 5’s highest-performing episode was “Mirrors”, possibly because it saw the return of the Mirror Universe’s ISS Enterprise. Discovery‘s series finale doesn’t match Star Trek: Strange New Worlds‘ season 2 finale, “Hegemony”, with 304 million minutes. Star Trek: Picard’s series finale, “The Last Generation”, still leads the pack with 400 million minutes streamed. Still, Star Trek: Discovery had 4 episodes rank in the Top 10 compared to Picard‘s 3, while Strange New Worlds season 2 rules the roost with 8 episodes. The finale ranking in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 is one last high for Star Trek: Discovery to bow out to.


Source: Nielsen.com, TrekCore

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