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Study Finds That ‘The Defenders’ Is Least-Viewed Marvel Netflix Series

The Defenders, which brought together the crime-fighting superhero team consisting of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist made its Netflix debut this summer, and was one of the streaming service’s most highly-anticipated new shows.

But a recent study conducted by marketing-analytics firm, Jumpshot, revealed that the Marvel series is one of the least-viewed in its first month of release.

To do the analysis, Jumpshot created an index which benchmarked each Marvel Netflix series against the most viewed – the second season of Daredevil. Using this as the study point, Jumpshot found that The Defenders had 17% of the viewership of season two of Daredevil in the first 30 days.


The Defenders (Courtesy of Marvel/Netflix)

As Netflix doesn’t release its viewing statistics, any of these studies must be conducted by outside parties for any indication on how a series is doing. According to Variety however, Netflix uses a time-frame longer than 30 days to assess how well their shows are doing.

The eight episode mini-series was ‘Certified Fresh‘ with a 75% critic score and an audience score of 78% from Rotten Tomatoes.

Have you binged The Defenders yet – if so, what did you think about it? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below.

The Defenders is streaming now on Netflix.

Source: Variety


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