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Tom Brady Roast Soars to Top 10 Originals in Streaming Ratings After One Night

The Netflix special roasting NFL great Tom Brady made onto the streaming charts for the week it premiered — despite it only be up for a few hours of that week.

The Roast of Tom Brady racked up 279 million minutes for the week of April 29-May 5, good for 10th place among original series in Nielsen’s rankings. The special streamed live on May 5, meaning it tallied those viewing minutes in under 12 hours. (With a running time of almost three hours, the 279 million minutes equates to about 1.6 million complete runs of the special.)

Bluey moved back into the top overall spot with 1.18 billion minutes of viewing on Disney+, adding to its total as the most streamed title in the United States so far this year (21.73 billion minutes and counting). Fallout, which had led the previous three weeks, slipped to third overall with 1.08 billion minutes of viewing on Prime Video, while Grey’s Anatomy (1.12 billion on Netflix and Hulu) took second.

Netflix’s miniseries A Man in Full finished fourth among originals for its first week with 619 million minutes of viewing. Paramount+’s Evil also made its debut, in part because the first two seasons began streaming on Netflix as well, with 291 million minutes.

The Judge, a 2014 movie starring Robert Downey Jr., topped the movie rankings with 703 million minutes of viewing after being added to Netflix. Prime Video’s The Idea of You, starring Anne Hathaway (528 million minutes), and Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted (464 million) also made their chart debuts.

Nielsen’s streaming ratings cover viewing on TV sets only and don’t include minutes watched on computers or mobile devices. The ratings only measure U.S. audiences, not those in other countries. The top streaming titles for April 29-May 5, 2024, are below.

Overall
1. Bluey (Disney+), 1.18 billion minutes viewed
2. Grey’s Anatomy (Hulu/Netflix), 1.12 billion
3. Fallout (Prime Video), 1.08 billion
4. Family Guy (Hulu), 819 million
5. Baby Reindeer (Netflix), 734 million
6. NCIS (Netflix/Paramount+), 733 million
7. The Judge (Netflix), 703 million
8. Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix), 699 million
9. White Collar (Hulu/Netflix), 681 million
10. Bob’s Burgers (Hulu), 649 million

Original Series
1. Fallout, 1.08 billion minutes
2. Baby Reindeer, 734 million
3. Dead Boy Detectives, 699 million
4. A Man in Full (Netflix), 619 million
5. The Asunta Case (Netflix), 531 million
6. The Circle (Netflix), 458 million
7. Evil (Netflix/Paramount+), 291 million
8. Knuckles (Paramount+), 287 million
9. Shōgun (Hulu), 285 million
10. The Roast of Tom Brady (Netflix), 279 million

Acquired Series
1. Bluey, 1.18 billion minutes
2. Grey’s Anatomy, 1.12 billion
3. Family Guy, 819 million
4. NCIS, 733 million
5. White Collar, 681 million
6. Bob’s Burgers, 649 million
7. Criminal Minds (Hulu/Paramount+), 627 million
8. The Resident (Hulu/Netflix), 621 million
9. Suits (Netflix/Peacock), 610 million
10. Young Sheldon (Max/Netflix/Paramount+), 599 million

Movies
1. The Judge (Netflix), 703 million minutes
2. Anyone But You (Netflix), 531 million
3. The Idea of You (Prime Video), 528 million
4. The Equalizer (2014) (Netflix), 478 million
5. Unfrosted (Netflix), 464 million
6. Blended (Netflix), 425 million
7. Shrek (Netflix), 403 million
8. The Great Wall (2016) (Netflix), 354 million
9. Smurfs: The Lost Village (Netflix), 262 million
10. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Netflix), 233 million

[Watch the trailer for “The Roast of Tom Brady”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trailerID)