Disney+ vs Netflix – Which is More Popular Among Subscribers?




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Disney+ v Netflix

Disney+ v NetflixIt’s been almost four months since Disney+ rocked our world of streaming service options, meaning there’s plenty of data by now to track how well its content is actually doing. Sure, the new streaming giant boasts more than $26 Million subscribers, but what are those viewers actually watching, and is all the beloved classic content enough to sustain the service?

A recent study by Reelgood compares usage between Disney+ and Netflix from viewers who subscribe to both. The study shows subscribers are still turning to Netflix for original series. Reelgood took data from the time Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019, to February 17, 2020, and found the top 50 most-watched shows between both the platforms. 

Here are the top 10 most-watched shows on Disney+ and Netflix:

Study results

Although Disney+ had the overall most-watched show, they didn’t rank again until number 24 with The Simpsons. Netflix dominated the chart claiming 48 of the top 50.

The results show that aside from The Mandalorian and The Simpsons, it doesn’t look like consumers are watching any other shows on Disney+. That’s despite promoting original content like The World According to Jeff Goldblum and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

In the top 50 list of most-popular movies, Disney+ didn’t make it in the top 5, but it did do better overall thanks to the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

Here are the top 10 most-watched Moveis on Disney+ and Netflix:

Study results

This data was collected from 45,000 Reelgood users in the US who are currently subscribed to both streaming services. On both charts, 100% is the sum of all Disney+ and Netflix streams/plays over a given time period.

Results from the study don’t lie, and the results show that nearly 75% of viewers who subscribe to both Netflix and Disney+ actually use Netflix more.

Pie Chart

So while die-hard Disney fans are excited about being able to access all their favorite animated classics and Disney Vault films, right now the question seems to be whether Disney+ will be able to sustain these subscriber numbers despite falling short to Netflix as the preferred source for new series and movies.

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