The Ewan McGregor led Obi Wan Kenobi series finale had worse viewership than The Mandalorian Season 2 Loki and even WandaVision.At the end of May following the release of the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi to Disney+ Lucasfilm and Star Wars attempted to gin up a controversy by having actress Moses Ingram accuse Star Wars fans of racist behavior.
The gambit appeared to be an obvious marketing ploy to try and get people to subscribe to Disney+ and watch the series since the evidence Ingram shared to Instagram of the abuse she received was hardly abuse let alone racism.On top of the lack of evidence to support Ingram Ewan McGregor took it upon himself to address the situation in an obvious marketing video shared to the official Star Wars Twitter account.In the video he first bragged the show was the most watched Disney Plus original series premiere of all time. However he then addressed Ingrams claim that she was subjected to racism and abuse.He said It seems that some of the fanbase from this influential fanbase have decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrendous racist DMs and I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart.
Moses is a brilliant actor she has a brilliant woman and she has absolutely amazing in this series McGregor continued. She brings so much to this series she brings so much to this franchise and it just sickened me to my stomach to hear this had been happening. Obi Wan Kenobi did indeed have the most watched time via minutes for a Disney+ original series as Nielsen reported that the shows first three episodes raked in 958 million minutes viewed.However Nielsen recently released their data for the weeks ending July 3rd and June 26th. The sixth and final episode of Obi Wan Kenobi released on June 22nd. For the week of June 26th Nielsen reported that Obi Wan Kenobi only brought in 860 million minutes viewed.
That was good enough for 3rd on the Top 10 Nielsen charts behind The Umbrella Academy and Stranger Things. If you factor in films the movie placed 6th on the top 20 charts behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Sing 2 and The Man From Toronto.For the week ending July 3rd Obi Wan Kenobi did not even chart on Nielsens top 10 list for streaming series. Netflixs Ozark placed 10th with only 330 million minutes viewed. That means Obi-Wan Kenobis had less than 330 million minutes viewed a week after its season finale.