‘Fall Of The House Of Usher’ Becomes Only Title To Defeat ‘Suits’ Twice On Nielsen Streaming Charts


All hail, The Fall Of The House Of Usher.

Mike Flanagan’s latest horror series has succeeded no other show has been able to since Suits took the streaming world by storm. The Fall Of The House Of Usher held onto its top spot on the Nielsen streaming charts for the second consecutive week from October 16 to 22, clocking 1.5B minutes.

That’s a 19% increase in viewership from the previous week, when it debuted on Netflix. It’s the only time that another title has outperformed Suits for two weeks straight since the USA Network legal drama landed on Netflix in June.

The only other time a title managed to outrank Suits was the week of September 11, when Virgin River took over for a week.

But even in second place Suits is still putting up quite the fight. The series racked up another 1.1B viewing minutes during this interval, marking the 18th week in a row that it has managed over the 1B minute mark. In the last 18 weeks, Suits has tallied 45.4B viewing minutes, according to Nielsen — which is virtually unheard of.

It is worth pointing out that there are over 100 episodes of Suits available to stream across Netflix and Peacock, which is why the series is able to sustain such a high viewership over several months. As Deadline has previously pointed out, viewership for the series has decreased slightly over the last few weeks of Nielsen’s reports, meaning that audiences are slowly reaching the end of their nine-season binge.

However, it does seem like Suits will be on the Nielsen charts at least through the end of the year, at this point.

There were also several noteworthy newcomers on Nielsen’s overall streaming list this week. The comedy film Old Dads, directed by and starring Bill Burr, came in at No. 6 with 728M viewing minutes and and Bodies, the British crime drama series, opened at No. 9 with 633M viewing minutes across eight episodes.

Nielsen has also decided to reclassify the new Goosebumps series on Disney+ and Hulu as an original title. Last week, the series made its Nielsen Top 10 debut, but it was considered an acquired title. Had it been on the originals list the week prior, it would have been at No. 5 with 533M viewing minutes. During this window, its viewership increased slightly to 594M, making it No. 10 on the overall list and No. 3 among originals.

Here is the full Top 10 for overall and originals, with streaming service, title, number of episodes (“1″=feature film or series premiere) and minutes of viewing:

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