Disney Plus’ constant slate of new Star Wars content has kept sci-fi fans more than engaged over the past two years. However, not every show on Disney's titanic streaming service has been perfect. However, the content is enough to keep fans invested, and nothing proves this more than The Book of Boba Fett.
Despite its unimpressive first half, the latest Disney Plus Star Wars show has gone on to break franchise records. But how much of that is due to established fandoms? And were they all just excited to see The Mandalorian again?
The Book of Boba Fett finale breaks records
Reported by Deadline, Disney's Boba Fett finale has been a record breaker for the Disney Plus streaming service. While there aren't any figures for the show's earlier episodes, analytics prove that the series’ last episode was a hit.
In the show’s five-day Wednesday to Sunday run, Episode 7: In the Name of Honor, was viewed by 1.5 million households in the United States alone. The episode’s run is also expected to have been hindered by the Super Bowl LVI event.
In comparison, the previous highest viewed finale for a Star Wars show was The Mandalorian Season 2. That series brought in just 1.1 million U.S. households for its finale, one that also had the buzz of bringing back Luke Skywalker.
This means that Disney Plus’ Boba Fett finale has a 36% lead over The Mandalorian Season 2. Could this be due to the character's mass recognition? Or is it for to Disney's massive subscriber increase over the past year?
Marvel is Disney’s powerhouse
Despite Boba Fett breaking Star Wars records, Disney Plus has a clear winner in terms of sheer popularity: Marvel. While Star Wars productions do bring in massive numbers worldwide, Marvel is still at the top of the pack.
Boba Fett’s 1.5 million record is easily topped by Marvel’s much-anticipated Loki series finale. In that finale’s five-day run, 1.9 million U.S. households “tuned in” to watch the conclusion of a very enjoyable storyline.
Perhaps Loki was more watched due to its Marvel connection. On the other hand, views could've come for the show’s big stars: Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson. Whatever the case, it still holds a 26.6% lead over the best performing Star Wars show. However, that could all change in the coming months. With Disney and Lucasfilm planning to launch Obi-Wan Kenobi later this year, Star Wars might finally be able to take the Disney Plus top spot. After all, who doesn't love Obi-Wan?