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Nielsen: ‘Coming 2 America’ and ‘Ginny & Georgia’ Lead Streaming Race

Aubrey Chorpenning

While staying home due to the pandemic, people are choosing to hop on their favorite streaming platforms and check out new movies and shows. Some of those movies and shows pick up a lot of attention and end up making it into Nielsen's top-streamed rankings. Recently, superhero movies and shows topped the charts. Now, streamers are checking out other types of content.

Out of all of the popular shows and movies to appear on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, “Coming 2 America” and “Ginny & Georgia” led the way at the beginning of March 2021. From March 1-7, “Coming 2 America” was streamed for 1.413 billion minutes. In the same span of time, “Ginny & Georgia,” which includes 10 episodes, was streamed 1.161 billion minutes.

In addition to “Coming 2 America” out-streaming all other shows and movies on the popular streaming platforms, it gave Amazon Prime its first-ever no. 1 spot on Nielsen’s list.

Jen Salke, head of Amazon Studios, talks about the success of the Eddie Murphy sequel saying, “The premiere of ‘Coming 2 America’ has far exceeded any of our wildest expectations. It’s clear an entire new generation of fans have joined the enormous loyal fanbase who already adored the magical world created by global phenom Eddie Murphy, the incredibly talented filmmaking team and the hilarious, all-star cast of existing and newly-cemented legends.”

“WandaVision” was the only Disney+ show to crack the list of original series with 9 episodes and 924 million minutes streamed. Netflix dominated the rest of the Top 10 Original Series.

Most Streamed Original Series: March 1-7, 2021

  • Ginny & Georgia

    February 24, 2021

    Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life. But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past threatens her and her family’s new way of life… and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.

  • WandaVision

    January 15, 2021

    Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

  • Murder Among the Mormons

    March 3, 2021

    High-stakes exploits turn deadly — and shake a global church to its core — in this extraordinary true crime story.

  • Behind Her Eyes

    February 17, 2021

    A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.

  • Firefly Lane

    February 3, 2021

    For decades, childhood best friends Kate and Tully have weathered life’s storms together — until a betrayal threatens to break them apart for good.

  • The Crown

    November 4, 2016

    The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain’s post-war destiny.

    The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

  • Orange Is the New Black

    July 11, 2013

    A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women’s prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

  • Bridgerton

    December 25, 2020

    Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

  • The Great British Bake Off

    August 17, 2010

    This British television baking competition selects from amongst its competitors the best amateur baker. The series is credited with reinvigorating interest in baking throughout the UK, and many of its participants, including winners, have gone on to start a career based on baking.

  • Longmire

    June 3, 2012

    A Wyoming sheriff rebuilds his life and career following the death of his wife. Based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.

Among acquired shows, “Criminal Minds” led the way with 307 episodes and 929 million minutes streamed. Long-running shows like “NCIS” and “Grey's Anatomy” are on the acquired list too, likely due to the high number of episodes available to stream.

Most Streamed Movies: March 1-7, 2021

  • Coming 2 America

    March 4, 2021

    Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America once again.

  • Bigfoot Family

    July 23, 2020

    Bigfoot, Adam’s father, wants to use his fame for a good cause. Protecting a large wildlife reserve in Alaska sounds like the perfect opportunity! When Bigfoot mysteriously disappears without a trace, Adam and his animal friends will brave anything to find him again and save the nature reserve.

  • I Care a Lot

    February 19, 2021

    A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    March 3, 2021

    Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.

  • Moxie

    March 3, 2021

    Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

  • Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

    March 1, 2021

    Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.

  • Moana

    October 13, 2016

    In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

  • The Dark Knight

    July 14, 2008

    Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

  • No Escape

    August 26, 2015

    In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

  • Frozen

    November 20, 2013

    Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She’s accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.


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