‘Fuller House’ is a bigger hit for Netflix than anyone realized

Fuller House

When Netflix started offering original shows it said it wouldn’t play the ratings game like traditional providers. With that being said, tracking companies have become more savvy about how they determine viewership numbers on the platform.

Reports indicate that Fuller House averaged more than 14 million total viewers per episode in the 35 days after the show premiered.

Results from Symphony Advanced Media Ratings indicate that a ton of Netflix users tuned in and caught Fuller House in the days after it was made available for binge-watching. During its first 35 days on the air, the show averaged 14.4 million total viewers and a huge 10.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo. Advertising, of course, doesn’t matter to Netflix so that demo is just a bonus to show the popularity of the platform among an important paying demographic.

The numbers provided by Symphony are for the first 35 days Fuller House was up. That’s a long time to track a show.

For example, The Walking Dead has 14.2 million total viewers for its season 6 finale. That figure jumped to 19.7 million total viewers in Live+7 numbers. It was likely much higher in the first 35 days.

Keep in mind that The Walking Dead also has a much bigger subscriber base from cable subscribers.

In comparison, Jessica Jones and Narcos received 5 million total views, according to CinemaBlend.

Fuller House has already been given the greenlight on season 2 and that should make 14 million people very happy.