‘Suits’ Scores Another Streaming Victory

Suits (Credit: USA Network)

Suits continues its winning streak after setting a third straight Nielsen streaming chart record.

From July 10 to July 16, the legal drama was viewed just over 3.7 billion minutes across Netflix and Peacock, according to Deadline. That surpassed the show’s previous record of 3.7 billion minutes viewed.

The series ran from June 2011 to September 2019 on USA Network. It began streaming at the end of June.

Following its streaming debut, Suits set a record for weekly streaming viewership of a licensed TV series with 3.1 billion viewing minutes, per Nielsen data. The show went on to break that record twice. It’s now the most-watched acquired series of all time.

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The hit series 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”).

Dulé Hill, Wendell Pierce, Katherine Heigl, and Amanda Schull joined the cast in later seasons.

Seasons 1-9 are currently streaming on Peacock. Seasons 1-8 are available on Netflix. Per Nielsen, the series is bringing in younger viewers in streaming than it did during its original TV run.

With Suits holding on to the top spot on the streaming chart, the animated Australian children’s series Bluey came in a distant second place with 1.35 billion minutes viewed. The energetic show for preschoolers is available on Disney+.

Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer slipped to third place with 1.3 billion minutes viewed. Coming in at No. 4 was Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, following the release of the CIA thriller’s fourth and final season.

Meanwhile, The Witcher fell to fifth place after Season 3 Vol. 1 arrived on Netflix. This week, the series logged 669 minutes viewed.