Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘White Collar’ Joins the Chart Three Weeks After Netflix Debut, ‘Fallout’ Remains No. 1

“White Collar,” the police procedural that concluded on USA in 2014, made its debut on Nielsen’s weekly streaming rankings with 717 million minutes watched during the April 22-28 viewing window, landing in the No. 8 position.

The decade-old show’s viewership bump is thanks to what has recently become known as the Netflix effect; the streaming service has seen big success licensing titles with high episode counts that have previously finished their runs on other platforms.

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But unlike “Suits,” the best example of this for its historic Nielsen run in summer 2023, “White Collar” took three weeks to make it to the chart, having been added to Netflix on April 1. This is unusual, as titles like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Killing Eve” made the overall Top 10 immediately after their Netflix debuts as well, while “White Collar” hasn’t even been on the list of the Top 10 acquired titles before now.

Per Nielsen, however, the series just missed making the acquired list with about 550 million viewing minutes in both of the previous two weeks. Additionally, “White Collar” is 83 episodes long while some of its competitors on the chart — “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Family Guy” and “NCIS,” for example, have more than 400.

For the third week in a row, the most-streamed title of the week was “Fallout” with 1.5 billion minutes watched on Amazon Prime Video.

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