X-Men ’97 Now Worst Performing Marvel Series On Disney+: Worse Than Ms. Marvel, What If

Latest Nielsen charts are in and X-Men '97 is nowhere to be found. Same for Samba TV.

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Confirming exactly what I said back in April, now with five episodes released, X-Men ’97 still can’t make the Nielsen ratings, and the series is performing worse than Ms. Marvel on Disney+, where it’s even learned worse than What If…?

That means X-Men ’97 is currently the worst performing Marvel series on Disney+.

Nielsen measures the minutes viewed for ALL available episodes released during a given week’s time, but again, X-Men ’97 fails to deliver.

Update: Variety’s report reveals five episodes of Echo beat nine episodes of X-Men ’97.

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Screenshot via Nielsen: Week of April 8-14, 2024

Paramount+ again on top

X-Men ’97 is also again beat out by a Paramount+ series, a streaming service that has half the number of subscribers as Disney+.

This time it’s Star Trek: Discovery Season 5, the final season, that lands at the bottom of the list with three episodes released for the week of April 8 -14 at 257 minutes (millions), which is in addition to the episodes available from the first four seasons (257 is still a low number).

Previously, the less than well-received Paramount+ Halo series made the Nielsen charts while X-Men ’97 was nowhere to be found.

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Via SambaTV

Missing In Action from Samba TV again

Likewise, X-Men ’97 is also missing again from the Samba TV charts (Disney is an investor in the company).

Netflix’s 3 Body Problem comes in at #10 on Samba TV’s charts for the week, and we see Disney’s failed Wish movie comes in at #8.

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Performing Worse Than Ms. Marvel

It’s now known X-Men ’97 is performing worse than Ms. Marvel – the least-watched MCU series – as after five episodes released, Ms. Marvel did make the Nielsen charts with 295 minutes (millions).

Ms. Marvel would have actually come in at #9 this week on the Nielsen charts.

So obviously with X-Men ’97 not making the Nielsen charts and not even making it to 257, and with Ms. Marvel having 295, that means Ms. Marvel is performing better.

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Performing Worse Than What If…?

It’s beginning to look like X-Men ’97 has the smallest Marvel audience watching as What If…? Season 1 is also outperforming X-Men ’97.

After five episodes released, What If…? Season 1 had 258 minutes (millions), where it would have made this week’s Nielsen charts.

Again, since X-Men ’97 didn’t make this week’s charts and the lowest rating is 257, X-Men ’97 has a lower amount of minutes viewed than What If…? Season 1 after five episodes.

You will recall, exactly as I said, Variety reported how Disney told them X-Men ’97 was the biggest Disney+ premiere since What If…? Season 1, but Variety NEVER said X-Men ’97 beat What If (sorry, Marvel fans), and now we know by these numbers, it isn’t.

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Why isn’t anyone watching X-Men ’97?

If you go by the social media reactions (assuming they are real), X-Men ’97 is the best Marvel project since Spider-Man: No Way Home and Avengers: Endgame.

I think the ratings are really low due to multiple factors which includes a lot of people are not watching Disney+, it’s an animated series and not live-action (though 23 million watched the original), and it shows how damaged both the Disney and Marvel brands have become as a result of the previous years’ worth of content that has destroyed both Marvel and Star Wars. Doubt me? Then why is Disney pulling back on both brands?

I also think X-Men ’97 would perform a lot better on Netflix.

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