‘The Acolyte’ Brings In 4.8M Views For First 2 Episodes Says Disney

Disney seems pretty confident as right out of the gate they release viewership numbers.

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According to Disney, the first two episodes of the new Star Wars series, The Acolyte, brought in 4.8 million views during its first day of release, Tuesday, June 4, the biggest series premiere in 2024 for the streamer.

So that averages to 2.4 million an episode.

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Disney rarely releases viewership data unless it’s obviously positive and fits with the narrative, so it will be interesting to see if they continue to release viewership data for The Acolyte.

Likewise, it will be interesting to see if The Acolyte makes the Nielsen charts, which won’t be available for a few weeks.

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We will also have to see whether or not the Disney-invested Samba TV reports on the numbers, as Samba TV has stopped reporting on Disney+ programs including Doctor Who and X-Men ’97 (likely at the request of Disney), which both are known to have terrible ratings.

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Disney was quick to release the viewership data for The Acolyte.

Normally, Disney releases the viewership numbers after a week or so, as for Ahsoka, Disney reported 14 million views for Ahsoka in its first five days. Ahsoka had a similar release with the first two episodes dropping in the same night.

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Will The Acolyte viewership continue to rise? Or are there only a small number of Star Wars fans tuning in right away? Will the trend continue for the rest of the series? Or will the fans stop watching after the first two episodes?

You can read my review here where I offer the first two episodes are a massive misfire filled with useless poorly written characters. Season 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian and Andor are where it’s at regarding Star Wars on Disney+.

The series also has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score and IMDb ratings.

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