The highly anticipated third season of “The Mandalorian” premiered on Disney+ on March 1st and viewership didn’t quite measure up to other Star Wars series premieres on the streamer. According to a new report from The Wrap, the first episode from Season 3 saw fewer viewers than “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and “The Mandalorian” spinoff series “The Book of Boba Fett.” The outlet states The premiere episode outpaced the premieres of “Star Wars” spinoff “Andor” by nearly 50% in viewership, but still fell short of “Loki” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi’s” audience by double digits, trailing those launches by 35% and 28%, respectively. Meanwhile, the interconnected spin-off series “The Book of Boba Fett” barely edged out “The Mandalorian” by 2%.
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Join our newsletter to get all the latest Disney+ news, rumors, new arrivals and much more! The data comes from Samba TV. Samba TV only measures viewership (of at least 5 minutes) in SmartTV terrestrial TVs with a panel size of 3 million U.S. households. Even though the numbers don’t tell the entire story of a show’s total number of viewers, including mobile and online, Samba TV is one of the few metrics firms out there monitoring streaming viewership. In the third season, the journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.