‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ arrived on Disney+ last weekend and has cemented its rank as the streamer’s most-watched series premiere ever. The MCU series dropped its first episode on March 19 with more viewers tuning in that weekend than for the premieres of WandaVision or The Mandalorian.
While Disney+ hasn’t released specific numbers, Samba TV reports measuring 1.7 million households tuning in over the premier weekend for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. That beats out the 1.6 million US households that watched WandaVision on its opening weekend, according to Samba TV.
In other superhero-related news, Zack Snyder’s Justice League also premiered last weekend on HBO Max to an audience of 1.8M US households who watched at least 5 minutes of the full-length movie.
In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The six-episode series also stars Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Daniel Brühl as Zemo.
You can watch the first episode on Disney+ with new episodes premiering every Friday.