Fallout Beats Grey’s Anatomy and Bluey Viewership in First-Week

Behind the scenes of Ella Purnell as Lucy and Nielsen viewer stats for April 8 - April 14
Credit: Credit: Custom Image by Mark Andre Yapching; Behind the scenes of Ella Purnell as Lucy and Nielsen viewer stats for April 8 - April 14; Source: Prime Video/Nielsen; License: Fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes


Behind the scenes of Ella Purnell as Lucy and Nielsen viewer stats for April 8 - April 14
Credit: Credit: Custom Image by Mark Andre Yapching; Behind the scenes of Ella Purnell as Lucy and Nielsen viewer stats for April 8 - April 14; Source: Prime Video/Nielsen; License: Fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes

Fallout fans, both old and new, built an appreciation for the franchise’s popularity following the highly successful premiere of the Prime Video live-action adaptation series on April 11. However, none of these fans knew about the numbers that told the tale of the TV series’ success.

The Fallout TV show opened to phenomenal success on April 11, announcing a second season and an upsurge in popularity for the games under the franchise. Fallout titles became so popular again that it forced Bethesda to rethink its release schedule for the upcoming Fallout 5.

Despite that, neither the old fans nor newfound admirers of the franchise knew just how big of a success the TV show was. Thanks to the think tank Nielsen, however, we finally get a glimpse of how the show performed during its first week on the live-streaming platform.

Nielsen Report Screenshot Top 10 streaming shows for April 8 to April 14
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Credit: Credit: Nielsen Report Screenshot Top 10 streaming shows for April 8 to April 14; Source: Nielsen; License: Fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes

According to Deadline, which first reported the Nielsen statistics, the Fallout show rapidly climbed to the top of the list during its premiere week. It edged out popular shows on Amazon like Reacher, garnering 2.9 billion views during its first five days.

These views surpassed that of Disney+’s Bluey and Netflix’s Grey's Anatomy combined, removing them from the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, from April 8 to April 14.

Of course, the show’s breakout success was not without backlash from the games’ followers. Some Fallout: New Vegas fans were unhappy that the series seemingly retconned the game’s existence due to an episode revealing that Shady Sands fell in 2277, four years before the game took place.

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