Suits’ streaming success has even surprised Aaron Korsh, the creator of the USA Network legal drama.
As reported by Deadline, Suits has topped Nielsen’s list of the top 10 streaming shows for the 12th week. “I always thought we were underestimated, but it turns out, even I underestimated #Suits,” Korsh tweeted on Saturday. “It’s good to be the king.”
I always thought we were underestimated, but it turns out, even I underestimated #Suits.
It’s good to be the King.
Suits’ Breaks Nielsen’s All-Time Overall Streaming Record – Deadline https://t.co/uwlg977Wuq
— Aaron Korsh (@akorsh9) October 6, 2023
The Netflix drama Ozark, which held the previous record, has now been surpassed by Suits’ 12-week run atop Nielsen’s streaming Top 10, giving the show the most overall No. 1 finishes on the chart.
The most recent week for which Nielsen provided streaming data was the week of September 4–10, and viewers on Netflix and Peacock watched Suits for 2.36 billion minutes during that time.
According to Deadline, Virgin River came in second with 1.92 billion streaming minutes, followed by One Piece with 1.39 billion, The Little Mermaid live-action movie with 1.37 billion, and S.W.A.T. with 1.04 billion. Bluey, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Cocomelon, and The Big Bang Theory are the top 10.
Nielsen’s list of the top 10 streaming original programs was headed by Virgin River and One Piece, with The Wheel of Time, Dear Child, Only Murders in the Building, Who Is Erin Carter?, Ahsoka, Special Ops: Lioness, Futurama, and Disenchantment following.
With 3.14 billion minutes of watch time between June 26 and July 2, Suits already broke the record for the most extended period spent watching an acquired series on streaming.
Even with the success of the show’s streaming, Korsh informed his X (previously Twitter) fans in August that a Suits renewed was not in the works. Additionally, he “[didn’t] really disagree” with a fan’s assessment that the nine-season series “wrapped up everything beautifully” and that “very few reboots ever really work.”
However, Korsh said that he “would still do” a “prequel explore young Robert Zane [Wendell Pierce’s Suits character], fresh out of law school in the early ‘90s.”