‘Moon Knight’ Premiere Viewership Numbers Are in; Placing it Among MCU’s Best
A fantastic critical reception awaited the debut episode of Marvel’s newest series, while the official Moon Knight premiere viewership numbers place it among the MCU’s best Disney+ projects.
Months of build-up and anticipation had manifested in one of the best premiere episodes in the MCU’s recent run of the Disney+ series.
The first episode of Moon Knight was everything that fans had hoped for, with Oscar Isaac bringing to life the multiple personality ladened eponymous characters to a world that felt completely unique to the vast and ever-expanding Marvel Universe.
Steven Grant was the perfect main character of the series; with the cockney, mild-mannered, gift store clerk suffering under the incredible burden of his mental illness, with his dissociative identity disorder seemingly robbing him of gaps in time.
The premiere ended with our first official look at the Moon Knight persona, with various moments showing us glimpses into the various aspects of the character that have been present in the promotional campaign; including Marc Spector and the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.
Fans and critics alike lauded the series, but what really matters to the show’s success or failure is how many people watched it, and we have an answer to that question as Moon Knight’s premiere viewership numbers are in!
As reported by Deadline.com, in its first five days, Moon Knight was viewed by 1.8 million U.S. households; tieing it with Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but placing it ahead of Hawkeye by 20%.
The most-watched MCU Disney+ series to date is Loki, which saw 2.5 million U.S. households watch the series in its first five days; while also holding the record for most-watched series finale over five days with 1.9 million.
What is interesting is that Moon Knight is clearly among the most-watched series premiers that Disney+ has measured, but stands behind some of its most successful endeavors; this is to be expected for a character who isn’t incredibly well known from the source material.