Star Trek: Strange New Worlds continues to be a hit.
People can disagree about a lot of things, but one thing that really isn’t up for debate is the uneven response the first three series of Nu Trek got when they were released. Star Trek’s Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks all found resistance from those already in the fanbase and considering the isolated nature of Paramount+ being the only home in the US to watch them, there weren’t many new fans being made. Yet, when Strange New Worlds, the tone has changed.
A lot of Trek fans who haven’t been vibing with the Alex Kurtzman era have seen themselves enjoying the new series, led by Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike. The series is a return to episodic storytelling, and fans are loving it.
So much so that Strange New Worlds, on an isolated platform, was the fifth most-streamed show according to Insider. Now, this isn’t just new shows, this is all shows.
Strange New Worlds came in fifth, with an in-demand score of x30.9 the average show over the last month. Now, I have no idea how that number came to be, but I trust Insider on this one.
What beat out Star Trek: Strange New Worlds?
The four shows that did better than Strange New Worlds on this list aren’t that surprising.
At No. 4 is Moon Knight, the Disney+ show featuring Oscar Isaacs as the titular superhero. The series is gorgeous to look at but critics have not been as high on it as they have on past Marvel shows or Strange New Worlds.
HBO Max’s critically acclaimed series Our Flag Means Death comes in at No.3, while Disney+’s The Mandolarian comes in at No. 2.
Unsurprising, the top spot goes to Strange Thing’s fourth season, which has a times-in-demand score of 83.3. A bit higher than Strange New World’s 30.9.
Surprisingly, Picard also made the list at No. 9.