Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett has eclipsed Hawkeye‘s Disney Plus debut.
The Book of Boba Fett debuted last week on Disney Plus to mostly positive reviews. While the episode clarified some answers regarding Boba Fett’s survival and featured some intense action sequences, some fans found the episode quite slow when compared to the more intense nature of The Mandalorian. Despite being described as a slower burn, the Star Wars series still managed to best Hawkeye in terms of first week ratings.
Samba TV (via Deadline) is reporting that Wednesday – Sunday viewership saw over 1.7 million U.S. households watching the Star Wars spin-off series. Hawkeye debuted with 1.5 million U.S. households during the Thanksgiving period of November 24 – November 28. That’s somewhat surprising since Boba Fett is far more popular than Hawkeye, yet their ratings are quite similar. Marketing for The Book of Bobba Fett was notably lax when compared to other Disney Plus shows, so it remains to be seen just how many more eyeballs the Star Wars series can muster up.
While drawing in 1.7 million households is no small feat, the kid to beat on the Disney Plus block is Loki. The God of Mischief’s solo debut had the highest five-day premiere of any Disney Plus show with 2.5 million households tuning in. That’s a whopping one million more viewers than Hawkeye.
Here is the synopsis for the Star Wars series:
The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and Kathleen Kennedy are all executive producers on The Mandalorian spin-off with episodes directed by Rodriguez, Favreau, Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The series stars Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, and Jennifer Beals.
The series is currently airing on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the Star Wars franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.