The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen might have been more widely known than previously thought. Despite being cancelled last week, a new report thinks Daredevil was one of Netflix’s most popular original shows.
According to Parrot Analytics (via EW), a third-party service that claims to “accurately measure content,” has Daredevil ranked number 4, with 29.9 million views, during the week of November 25th-December 1st. These numbers are extremely impressive since the third season was released on October 19th and six weeks later it’s still in the top 5 most streamed shows for Digital Originals. The Marvel show comes in behind Narcos: Mexico, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and, surprisingly, Stranger Things, which hasn’t had any new episodes in over a year.
Despite this new information, it wasn’t too much of a surprise it was cancelled. The news came weeks after the cancellation of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, two other Marvel shows set within the same Defenders offshoot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even with rave reviews for the third season of Daredevil, it seems the cost of production was too high despite solid viewership.
This data is by no means accurate of the actual numbers, seeing as how Netflix doesn’t release their numbers. Marvel has already said this isn’t the last we’ll see of Matt Murdock but it isn’t known to what capacity.
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