Ahsoka brings in 1.2 million household views

Ahsoka premiered on Disney+ with ratings that put it up with Andor and The Mandalorian season 3, but none would match Obi-Wan Kenobi’s debut.

Last Updated on August 30, 2023

Disney+ has unveiled a full trailer for the Rosario Dawson series Star Wars: Ahsoka, which begins airing next month

The spin-off series featuring the Clone Wars and Rebels favorite has finally hit Disney+. Ahsoka features the actress, who has been popularly fan-cast as the character for years, Rosario Dawson, as well as Dave Filoni, another fan favorite, at the helm. The Star Wars series debuted with an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 77% audience rating. Samba TV, a tech firm that measures TV viewership, has revealed that the Live+5 day viewership for the first episode of Lucasfilm’s new series featuring Anakin Skywalker’s former Jedi padawan drew 1.2M households, according to Deadline.

The second episode of the series would then attract around 956k U.S. households as Disney+ released the first two episodes on Tuesday, August 22. Ahsoka‘s numbers for the show’s pilot would match that of the Rogue One spin-off, Andor, which was created and written by Tony Gilroy. Andor premiered in September of 2022 on Disney+ and would also pull in 1.2 million households. Neither show would quite match up to the ratings of Ewan McGregor’s return in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan Kenobi had premiered in May of last year to double the numbers as it would garner 2.4 million households.

The Mandalorian‘s third season premiered earlier this year to similar numbers. It would also attract nearly 50% fewer viewers than Obi-Wan Kenobi, with 1.7 million households. This put Mandalorian about 29% higher than Ahsoka. According to Samba TV’s VP Measurement Products, Cole Strain, “Disney+ continues to find success with live-action Star Wars series, with Ahsoka serving as the latest show to draw in more than 1 million households across its first six days. Rosario Dawson’s portrayal of the Jedi shows that not only are fans eager for more adventures in the Star Wars universe, but that they’ll gladly watch shows led by female characters. With women serving as five of the six main characters, this opens a new chapter in the Star Wars saga.”

Our own Alex Maidy would glow about the series with his review, saying, Ahsoka is easily the best Star Wars series to date. I love all the series so far, and Andor may be the most distinct of the bunch, but Ahsoka is the series that feels the most like Star Wars. Blending legacy with new voices, building on what came before it but forging a new vision for the saga, Ahsoka is a blast. Rosario Dawson easily proves that she is perfect to play the title character.”

Source: Deadline

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