‘Suits’ Raises Bar by Breaking Its Own Streaming Record

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Suits continues to shatter streaming records.

The legal drama just broke its own record on the Nielsen weekly streaming chart after garnering 3.7 billion minutes viewed between July 3 and July 9, according to Variety.

The new number marks a 17 percent increase over last week’s record 3.1 billion viewing minutes — which made the series the most watched acquired title in U.S. streaming history. Only streaming originals have done better.

Suits aired on USA Network from June 2011 to September 2019. It began streaming on Netflix and Peacock in June, and has held onto the top spot on the streaming chart for three straight weeks.

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The series now has the 13th-highest weekly viewing total since Nielsen began tracking streaming data, putting it next to streaming originals fan favorites Wednesday, Stranger Things, Tiger King, and Ozark.

Suits starred Gabriel Macht (“Harvey Specter”), Gina Torres (“Jessica Pearson”), Patrick J. Adams (“Mike Ross”), Meghan Markle (“Rachel Zane”), Rick Hoffman (“Louis Litt”), and Sarah Rafferty (“Donna Paulsen”).

While the series continued its winning streak for the week of July 3, The Lincoln Lawyer came in second place with 1.4 billion minutes viewed after the first five episodes of season 2 became available on Netflix.

Third place on the list went to The Witcher with 1.2 billion minutes viewed, following the release of season 3 on Netflix.

Prime Video drew big numbers with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. The series climbed to the No. 4 position with 966 million viewing minutes, following the release of the fourth and final season. The previous week it landed in seventh place on the list.

The animated preschool series Bluey came in fifth place with 849 million minutes watched.