The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power edges out House of the Dragon to top Nielsen’s streaming ratings

If you had told me as a kid that some of the biggest TV shows in 2022 would be two massively budgeted fantasy series, I wouldn’t have believed it. That Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon debuted on HBO just over a month ago, followed by The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Prime Video on September 1st, but how are shows in the assessments department?

Nielsen have released their SVOD charts for the best streaming series for August 29-4. September, and wouldn’t you know it, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has come out on top. The series took first place with 1.25 billion watched minutes, and left it House of the Dragon in the dust with 781 million minutes watched. However, it is important to note that viewing on linear channels has not been taken into account. While Rings of power is exclusively available on Prime Video, only a third of audience to House of the Dragon watch the series on HBO Max.

Nielsen’s best streaming series for August 29-4. September:

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video), 1.25 billion

2. Me time (Netflix), 927 million

3. NCIS (Netflix), 812 million

4. Game of Thrones (HBO Max), 792 million

5. House of the Dragon (HBO Max), 781 million

6. The Devil in Ohio (Netflix), 716 million

7. Cocomelon (Netflix), 693 million

8. grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 674 million

9. Stranger Things (Netflix), 667 million

10. Echoes (Netflix), 627 million

Prime Video has one five-season plan to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and HBO has already renewed House of the Dragon for one second season. So both shows are likely to stick around for the foreseeable future. Which series do you enjoy the most?

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