The Defenders had come out in August in one shot, and it happens to be the third most binge-watched show till date. The Hollywood Reporter states that this Marvel show is ranked third on the list of original shows watched in entirety within 24 hours of getting released. This Marvel series was outdone only by Fuller House and Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. No other TV series from Marvel TV managed to find a place among the top 20.
This is despite the recent report about The Defenders having the least viewership on Netflix among the Marvel TV shows. This is a miniseries comprising of eight episodes featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist for the first time coming together on a TV show and it reportedly managed to get only 17% of the viewership that Daredevil Season 2 had received in its first thirty days. The previous report also showed that the show’s viewership tanked most drastically by 67%, 48% and 41% across the initial weeks.
Still, a large number of people watched this entire season of The Defenders in under 24 hours, and that could be aided by the fact that it had five fewer episodes compared to the other Marvel Netflix TV series. Marvel TV is now aiming to once again achieve similar success when its upcoming series The Punisher streams on Netflix. This series will see Jon Bernthal once again reprise the role that he played in Daredevil Season 2.
The Defenders can be watched right away on Netflix and it stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.