“The Book of Boba Fett” Premier Performs Better than ‘The Mandalorian Season 2’


Data is starting to come out in regards to Disney and Lucasfilm’s ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ premier viewership. It seems that it did better than ‘The Mandalorian Season 2’ for it’s premier with 1.7 million US households tuning in for the debut (usually a five day total.)

According to Samba TV and Deadline the audience was measured “across 46M TV devices with a panel of 3 million Smart TV households who watched at last five minutes, was 13% higher than the 5-day premiere of Disney+/Marvel’s Hawkeye, which was watched by 1.5M HHs from Nov. 24-28.

It already beat out ‘Hawkeye’ for it’s debut, whether or not that trend continues is yet to be seen. But apples to apples with a Star Wars show against another popular Star Wars show, ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ also outperformed ‘The Mandalorian Season 2’ which drew 1.04 million households according to Samba TV. Plus, Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters in ‘Star Wars’ so it’s not that surprising.

At 1.04 million, it was 73% higher than ‘The Mandalorian Season One.’  It is important to note that  Samba TV compiled data from 30 million televisions then and with “The Book of Boba Fett’ it calculated with 46 million.

It’s also worth noting that a lot of fans had turned away from ‘Star Wars’ after the rift caused by the Disney sequel trilogy. When ‘The Mandalorian’ came out it took awhile for fans to come back and they did. So it stands to reason that ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ would do better with it’s first episode.  If it will continue to stay up there is the question.

Comparatively speaking ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ has outperformed other Star Wars shows on Disney+ for it’s debut, but how does it compare to the Marvel shows on the streaming service. Pretty well it seems. It out performed ‘Hawkeye’ and it just squeezed past the ‘WandaVision’ premier of 1.6 million and matched ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ debut of 1.7 million.

However none of them have caught up to ‘Loki’ which boasted a 2.5 million opening.

Overall that isn’t bad. So far it’s holding it’s own against the other big debuts, but it’s too early to say how much of a drop off we’ll see moving into the season.

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Sources: FanSided, Deadline, Advanced Televsion, Deadline

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