Star Trek Discovery is Paramounts MostWatched Show

Star Trek Discovery is Paramount+’s Most-Watched Show

Star Trek: Discovery is Paramount+’s most-watched television series, ahead of programming like iCarly and Kamp Koral: Spongebob Under Years.

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Star Trek Discovery is Paramounts MostWatched Show

Star Trek: Discovery is Paramount+’s most-watched television series. Star Trek: Discovery premiered as the flagship series of CBS All Access in 2017 and was the first Star Trek television series since Star Trek: Enterprise ended in 2005. CBS All Access rebranded in early 2021 to Paramount+, where Star Trek: Discovery season 4 premiered on November 16, 2021.

Paramount+ might not be a streaming service on the level of Disney+ or Netflix, but the streaming service has made a name for itself with its original programming. Star Trek: Discovery airs alongside series like The Good Wife spin-off series The Good Fight, Evil (which migrated from CBS to Paramount+), and Why Women Kill, which was just recently renewed for a third season. The network is also expanding its IP branded content as they have the revival of iCarly and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years and 1883, a prequel to the hit series Yellowstone, which is set to premiere on December 19, 2021.

It appears however that Star Trek: Discovery remains the streaming services’ biggest series. According to Collider, Star Trek: Discovery was the most-watched series on the service with the iCarly revival coming in at number two. No official numbers or data were provided by Paramount+ with how many viewers streamed the series.

Star Trek: Discovery’s success could be due to a number of factors. The series may have picked up more viewers during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people had time on their hands to binge television, as well as the fact that CBS aired the Star Trek: Discovery season 1 on their programming block in the fall of 2020 to fill up its broadcast lineup due to COVID-19 production delays. Given the popularity of the recent Star Trek films, it is likely audiences who know the films tuned into the series given they share some similar production qualities.

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Paramount+ is invested heavily in the Star Trek brand, with the animated kids series Star Trek: Prodigy currently on hiatus until January while Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Picard are set for new seasons. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a spin-off series to Discovery focusing on Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and Spock (Ethan Peck) is set to premiere sometime in 2022 and with how successful Star Trek: Discovery has been it is likely that show will see a boost in viewers curious to check out the spin-off. Paramount+ decision to invest heavily in Star Trek has paid off greatly for them, and it appears Star Trek: Discovery will be sticking around for a while.

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