The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was ' most watched series premiere yet, Disney's Marvel said Monday. The ranking, based on viewing from the show's premiere Friday through Sunday, didn't include any hard numbers for the amount of watch-time spent on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's first episode.
The milestone for The Falcone and the Winter Soldier is partly a function of Disney Plus' rapidly expanding subscriber base. Popular series that've debuted more recently are more likely to have been watched by more people at their premieres than the shows that came before, when fewer people subscribed to the service.
For example,-- ' breakout success -- had its initial series premiere the same day the service itself launched, when it went live only in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. ' subscriber base was a fraction of the size then: Disney Plus had less than three months after The Mandalorian series premiere versus the more than that Disney Plus surpassed earlier this month.
Even WandaVision, another Marvel original series, premiered just 10 weeks ago on Jan. 15 -- but that was before Disney Plus launched more widely in Europe as a part of Disney's latest streaming service, Star, in late February.