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‘Percy Jackson’ Disney+ Series Viewing Figures Revealed

One of the most highly anticipated Disney+ Original series, ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ officially debuted on December 19.

It’s fair to say that a lot was riding on this series, especially given its significant budget and Disney+’s need for a hit following several recent cancellations.

Variety has now exclusively revealed some viewing figures, shedding light on the show’s performance.

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Viewing Figures

The first episode of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” brought in 13.3 million viewers in its first six days on Disney+ and Hulu.

This viewership number places the series among the top five most-watched season premieres of 2023 across all streaming services, as reported by Variety. However, the significance of this ranking is unclear, as we don’t have details about the other shows that make up the top five…

Major Disney+ debuts in 2023 included ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3, ‘Loki’ Season 2, ‘Ahsoka’, and ‘Secret Invasion’.

On the Hulu side, notable releases for the year featured ‘The Bear’ Season 2, ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 3, ‘The Kardashians’ Seasons 3 and 4, ‘American Horror Stories’ Season 3, the reboot of ‘Futurama’, and several others.

For comparison, ‘Ahsoka’ previously debuted on Disney+ with a slightly higher viewership, reaching 14 million viewers within the first five days. In contrast, ‘Loki’ Season 2 garnered 10.9 million viewers in its initial three days. This figure likely surpassed the 13.3 million viewers of ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ by the six-day mark.

‘Percy Jackson’ not only ranks among the top five premieres for Disney+ and Hulu, but it also holds the record for the most-watched premiere in the history of Disney Branded Television. This achievement is based on six days of viewership data, surpassing other studio unit titles such as ‘Goosebumps’.

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Season 2?

While Disney has not yet officially confirmed a second season for ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’, the show’s initial performance, keeping pace with major franchises from both Marvel and Star Wars, suggests a renewal is increasingly likely.

Another critical metric for streaming services, and possibly the most crucial, is the completion rate. Services like Disney prioritize this metric as it reflects not only initial interest but also sustained viewer engagement and satisfaction. The show’s ability to maintain a high completion rate throughout its entire run will be instrumental in determining its success and the likelihood of additional seasons. This consistent viewer engagement is vital for demonstrating the show’s value to Disney, particularly in attracting and retaining subscribers.

Disney’s renewal practices for its shows are notably unpredictable. In some cases, a show is ordered for multiple seasons upfront, while for others, renewal announcements come during or at the end of the current season. There are also instances where months pass before a decision on renewal is publicly disclosed.

Given this context, and considering the initial success of ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’, we think it’s more likely that news of a second season will be announced sooner rather than later.

Have you enjoyed watching ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians‘ so far? Let us know in the comments!

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