‘Ted Lasso’ propelled to series high with final season on the streaming rankings
The season finale of Ted Lasso has scored the show a winning goal as the feel-good series gains its highest viewing figures so far. The figures came in via the Nielsen charts which placed the series as the sixth most-watched show on the streaming charts, a win not only for the show but for Apple TV Plus as well.
The show has been a firm favorite of many for some time now, winning countless Emmys thanks to its engaging storyline, fantastic acting, and the warm fuzzy feels it leaves you with. From the week of April 24 to 30, Ted Lasso had its highest weekly viewership so far, which pushed the show up to the 6th place on the Nielsen streaming chart, and 4th for original streaming programming (via Deadline).
The top positions are still dominated by Netflix though, with the recent newcomer to the streaming platform, The Diplomat currently sitting in first position having earned 1.4 billion minutes watched. In second place was the heart-wrenching final season of Firefly Lane, and in third and fourth place was Better Call Saul (with season six of the series landing on the site at the end of April) and Sweet Tooth. In fifth place was the children’s show Cocomelon.
For Ted Lasso though, this is the show’s final hurrah with producer and star Jason Sudeikis stating that the third season will be the show’s final. He told Deadline, “This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell.” This is a well-deserved ending for the show about a plucky underdog English football team and its enthusiastic and positive manager, and hopefully, all those viewers who tuned in will take the message of positivity with them, long after the show’s finale.