Matt Groening's new animated series debuted on the streaming service earlier this month
The ratings for Netflix’s new animated series Disenchantment have been published, with young and male viewers dominating the early figures.
The show, which was created by The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, debuted on the streaming service on August 17. However, it has been met with a mixed reception from critics.
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Disenchantment‘s pilot episode drew 4.4 million viewers (with 60% of them male) on Netflix in its first three days, with an average viewership of 6.6 million across the ten episodes of its first season. That number is slightly larger than the 6.4 million who watched Netflix’s Lost in Space.
Nielsen‘s new findings also established that the show’s median viewer age came in at 29 (compared to 43 for Lost in Space or 30 for Stranger Things 2), with 73% of viewers of the show’s first episode being between the ages of 18 and 49.
The full 10-episode season earned an even higher 18-to-49 viewing, coming in at 75%.
Nods to one of Groening’s other shows, Futurama, have already been spotted by viewers in the first season of Disenchantment. One Futurama Easter egg which has been spotted saw Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth very briefly flash up during one scene.