Disney Vs. Netflix: 10 Main Marvel Shows Statistics

Disney vs. Netflix: 10 Main Marvel Shows Statistics

We know that there used to be a lot of Marvel content that you could stream on Netflix prior to the arrival of Disney’s own streaming service called Disney+. However, ever since Disney+ launched, some Marvel movies have been pulled out. Still, there are Marvel shows that remain on Netflix as they were specifically made for the streaming giant. Meanwhile, Disney started its own Marvel series streaming exclusively on Disney+.

That said, even though both Netflix and Disney+ have their own Marvel content, one performs better than the other based on the statistics. So, in that regard, we are here to look at the main Disney and Netflix Marvel shows statistics so that you will understand which streaming service is doing better than the other when it comes to Marvel content.

How Many Disney Marvel TV Shows Are There? 

Disney Marvel TV Shows

Ever since Disney acquired Marvel Studios, it was never a secret that the company had big plans for this franchise, especially considering the fact that Marvel’s entire universe is so vast and full of potential. Of course, the existing Marvel movies and characters are not short on potential as well. That is why Disney decided to produce its own Marvel TV shows that are exclusively streaming on Disney+.

Here are the Disney Marvel shows that are currently available on the Disney+ streaming service:

  • WandaVision (2021)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
  • Loki (2021)
  • What If…? (2021)
  • Hawkeye (2021)

While Agent Carter, Inhumans, and Runaways are on Disney+, they are not considered Disney Marvel originals because they were originally created for other networks. Still, you can stream them on Disney+ whenever you can.

How Many Seasons And Episodes Do Disney Marvel Shows Have?

Every Disney Marvel original on Disney+ currently has one season each. However, the number of episodes they have differ from one show to another.

  • WandaVision: 9 Episodes
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: 6 Episodes
  • Loki: 6 Episodes
  • What If…?: 9 Episodes
  • Hawkeye: 6 Episodes

How Many Netflix Marvel TV Shows Are There?

Netflix Marvel TV Shows

Before there were any Disney Marvel original shows streaming on Disney+ or before Disney+ was even launched, there were already Marvel TV shows that you could stream on Netflix. While some people may have thought that these shows were not part of the MCU, the appearance of Matt Murdock (Daredevil) in Spider-Man: No Way Home confirmed that the Netflix Marvel characters still belong in the same universe as the rest of the MCU characters.

That said, here are the Netflix Marvel TV shows that you can stream:

  • Daredevil (2015 – 2018)
  • Jessica Jones (2015 – 2019)
  • Luke Cage (2016 – 2018)
  • Iron Fist (2017 – 2018)
  • The Defenders (2017)
  • The Punisher (2017 – 2019)

How Many Seasons And Episodes Do Netflix Marvel Shows Have?

While there may be multiple Netflix Marvel TV shows that you can stream, not all of them survived for more than one season. That said, here are the number of seasons and episodes that each of these Netflix Marvel shows has:

  • Daredevil: 3 Seasons, 13 Episodes each
  • Jessica Jones: 3 Seasons, 13 Episodes each
  • Luke Cage: 2 seasons, 13 Episodes each
  • Iron Fist: 2 Seasons, 13 and 10 Episodes respectively
  • The Defenders: 8 Episodes
  • The Punisher: 2 Seasons, 13 Episodes each

Disney Marvel TV Shows Number Of Viewers

Unfortunately, Disney doesn’t reveal the number of viewers for their original shows, but we have some numbers and statistics to compare them with.

WandaVision

Being the first Disney Marvel original show release on Disney+, WandaVision was successful and had an indexed audience size of 8,127, which is a number that is eight times the average viewership measured by TVision, an analytics provider.

During its release, WandaVision was Disney+’s most-watched series, and that means that it surpassed season 2 of The Mandalorian, which is also a pretty popular Disney+ show. However, despite that, it was measured by Nielsen Media Research that it did not have the highest number of minutes viewed, considering that WandaVision released its episodes on a weekly basis. 

But Disney already understood that this would happen and would rather bank on the continued discussion and media coverage on the internet instead of delivering an entire season in one release.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

As massive of a success as WandaVision was, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was even bigger. Disney+ announced that the pilot episode was the most-watched series premiere ever in the history of the streaming service. On top of that, TVision said that the series was viewed nearly 40 times the average series. 

Meanwhile, it was also reported that 1.7 million households watched The Falcon and the Winter Soldier during its opening weekend. This means that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was able to command a much larger audience compared to WandaVision.

Loki

Loki continued the Disney+ trend, especially when its pilot episode was the most-watched series premiere for Disney+, as it was able to beat The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in that regard. It was also reported by Nielsen Media research that Loki was the third-most watched original series across all of the different streaming services during its first week as it accumulated 731 million minutes.

The series finale of Loki was viewed by 1.9 million households in the US, as it surpassed both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision in that regard. 

What If…?

Even though What If…? didn’t have the same kind of audience reception as the first three Marvel series released by Disney+, it was still able to gain a lot of viewers. Its first two episodes were able to garner 225 total minutes of viewership, thanks in large part to how episode 2 was Chadwick Boseman’s final voice acting performance.

Hawkeye

As the latest Disney Marvel original series released by Disney+ as of this writing, Hawkeye had to contend with the likes of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. However, ahead of its premiere, it wasn’t able to beat Loki’s numbers and averaged 40% fewer households at 1.5 million. Despite that, it was able to beat WandaVision, which had around 1.4 million viewers during its premiere.

Netflix Marvel TV Shows Number Of Viewers

Unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t reveal the number of viewers for their original shows, but we have some numbers and statistics to compare them with. This time, by social media buzz.

ShowMedia Buzz Season 1Media Buzz Season 2Media Buzz Season 3
Daredevil275,000200,00075,000
Jessica Jones300,000150,000/
Luke Cage300,00050,000
Iron Fist120,00020,000
The Defenders/
The Punisher//

Daredevil

Netflix does not reveal subscriber viewership. However, the social media buzz for Daredevil was revealed, as it had 275,000 Twitter and Instagram posts during 2015. Meanwhile, in its second season, the number declined to 200,000. Finally, in its third season, the number declined even further to 75,000.

Jessica Jones 

Similar to Daredevil, there are no exact viewership numbers for Jessica Jones. However, it was revealed that its social media buzz totaled 300,000 Twitter and Instagram posts in 2015. In its second season, it declined to 150,000.

Luke Cage 

Luke Cage follows Jessica Jones in that it had 300,000 Twitter and Instagram posts during its first season. However, in its second season, it could barely hit the 50,000 mark.

Iron Fist 

Arguably the worst Marvel series available on Netflix, Iron Fist performed poorly with just over 120,000 Twitter and Instagram posts during its first season. Then, in its final season, the number fell to just under 20,000.

The Defenders 

The Defenders is one of Marvel’s worst series as far as audience viewership on Netflix is concerned. Just after its first week, its viewership declined by 67%. In the next two weeks, the numbers continued to decline by 48% and 41%, respectively. 

The Punisher 

The Punisher, despite performing well enough, suffered a dramatic audience viewership decline as well. From seasons 1 and 2, the audience dropped by 40% during its opening weekend. But the good news is that all of the other Marvel shows on Netflix had an audience decline of at least 60%. And that means that The Punisher performed better than most of the other Marvel shows on Netflix.

Disney Marvel TV Shows Critical Reception

Disney Marvel TV Shows Critical Reception
ShowRotten TomatoesMetacritic
WandaVision91%77/100
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier89%75/100
Loki92%74/100
What If…?93%69/100
Hawkeye92%66/100

WandaVision

WandaVision performed really well as far as the critics were concerned. In the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, it was able to garner a 91% approval rating from its critics and an average of 7.85/10 from its viewers. Meanwhile, the website Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, gave it a score of 77/100 based on a total of 41 reviews.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier did just as well as WandaVision when it comes to its critical reception. On Rotten Tomatoes, it was able to garner an average of 89% in terms of its approval rating from its critics and a score of 7.6/10 from its regular viewers. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, it was able to gain a score of 75 out of 100 based on a total of 30 critics. In that sense, it performed slightly worse compared to WandaVision.

Loki

Similar to how Loki did better than the first two releases in terms of its audience, it was able to do better than WandaVision with a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 92%. Loki also earned an average rating of 7.9/10 from its regular viewers on Rotten Tomatoes. On the other hand, it was able to score 74 out of 100 based on 30 critics on Metacritic. So, while it did better than WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Rotten Tomatoes, it performed slightly worse on Metacritic.

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What If…?

What If…? is the best Disney Marvel original in terms of its approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes after it earned a 93% score. However, it received a score of 7.4/10 from the regular audience. On the other hand, it did worse than any of the first three Disney releases on Metacritic after it earned a score of 69 out of 100.

Hawkeye

Hawkeye did just as well as Loki did as far as Rotten Tomatoes is concerned, as it earned a 92% approval rating from the critics and a rating of 7.6/10 from the regular audience. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, it is the worst out of the first four Disney Marvel releases after it was given an average score of 66 out of 100.

Netflix Marvel TV Shows Critical Reception

Netflix Marvel TV Shows Critical Reception
Rotten Tomatoes score per season
ShowRotten TomatoesMetacritic
Daredevil99%, 81%, 97%75, 68, 71/100
Jessica Jones94%, 82%, 72%81, 70, 64/100
Luke Cage92%, 85%79, 64/100
Iron Fist20%, 55%37, 39/100
The Defenders78%63/100
The Punisher67%, 61%55, 58/100
per seasonper season

Daredevil

Daredevil is arguably the best Netflix Marvel show in terms of its critical reception. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 99% approval rating for season 1, 81% for season 2, and then 97% for season 3. It also had average audience ratings of 8.1/10, 6.94/10, and 8.06/10 for all three seasons, respectively. Meanwhile, based on Metacritic, which uses a weighted average from the critics, Daredevil scored 75, 68, and 71 out of 100 in its three seasons, respectively.

Jessica Jones 

Jessica Jones performed nearly as well as Daredevil with on the critical aspect of the series. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 94%, 82%, and 72% for the three seasons, respectively. Meanwhile, its audience rating was 8.24/10, 6.97/10, and 6.42/10, respectively. On the other hand, on Metacritic, it generally scored better with scores of 81, 70, and 64 out of 100 for its three seasons, respectively.

Luke Cage 

Luke Cage did well from a critical standpoint and was quite consistent in terms of its performance. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 92% and 85% for seasons 1 and 2, respectively. Meanwhile, its average audience score was 7.95/10 and 7.18/10, respectively. Then, on Metacritic, it performed well enough too and scored 79 and 64 out of 100 in both of its seasons, respectively.

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Iron Fist 

Iron Fist is by far the worst of all of the Netflix Marvel shows because it performed poorly on the critical side. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a very poor 20% rating in season 1 and a subpar rating of 55% for season 2. It also had audience scores of 4.2/10 and 5.7/10 in seasons 1 and 2, respectively. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, it did not perform any better because it scored 37 and 39 out of 100 for seasons 1 and 2, respectively.

The Defenders 

In just its lone season, The Defenders had a favorable 78% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 6.59/10. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, it scored 63 out of 100 for its only season.

The Punisher 

Despite being one of the most popular Marvel vigilantes, The Punisher scored a 67% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes during its first season and an average audience score of 6.73/10. Its performance hardly changed in season 2 when it had a rating of 61% and an audience score that stayed the same at 6.73/10. Meanwhile, Metacritic gave it a score of 55 and 58 out of 100 for seasons 1 and 2, respectively.

Disney Marvel TV Shows Budget

Disney Marvel TV Shows Budget
ShowBudget
WandaVision$225 million
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier$150 million
Loki$150 million
What If…?$150 million
Hawkeye$225 million
Every Disney Marvel show had a budget of $25 million per episode

WandaVision

WandaVision was the first of the many Marvel originals released by Disney to have a hefty budget. While there are no exact figures, the fact is that WandaVision had a budget of $25 million per episode, and that means that it had a total budget of $225 million in the nine episodes it released.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Similar to WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was given a hefty budget of $25 million per episode to make sure that the quality of the series was on par with the first Disney-released Marvel series. Through its six episodes, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier spent as much as $150 million.

Loki

No exact figure was given regarding the budget for Loki. However, it was announced that Loki also has a budget that is within the same ballpark as all of the other Disney-released Marvel series. That means that we can estimate that each episode had a budget of $25 million. As such, for its six episodes, it had a total budget of $150 million.

What If…?

At first, the showrunners behind What If…? only created simple scenarios for each episode because they had budget concerns. However, Marvel president Kevin Feige told them to go nuts with the budget. This means that Marvel’s What If…? also had a budget of $25 million per episode. The total would be $225 million for this 9-episode series.

Hawkeye

Similar to all of the Disney-released Marvel series, Hawkeye had a total budget of $150 million. This means that all 6 of its episodes received an average of around $25 million per episode.

Netflix Marvel TV Shows Budget

Netflix Marvel TV Shows Budget
Budget per season
ShowBudget (per season)
Daredevil$56 million (season 1), $40 million (season 2 &3)
Jessica Jones$40 million
Luke Cage$40 million
Iron Fist$40 million
The Defenders$40 million
The Punisher$40 million

Daredevil

Season 1 of Daredevil worked on a total budget of $56 million for 13 episodes. While the number wasn’t revealed for seasons 2 and 3, it can be estimated that Daredevil also had budgets that are within the same ballpark as season 1 but closer to $40 million.

Jessica Jones 

Jessica Jones had a smaller budget to work with as it was reported that all of its three seasons worked with a fixed budget of around $40 million per season.

Luke Cage 

Similar to Jessica Jones, which has a fixed budget of $40 million, Luke Cage also has a total budget of $40 million per season.

Iron Fist 

Iron Fist was part of the five Netflix Marvel series that had to share a budget of $200 million. This means that Iron Fist likely received around $40 million for each of its seasons.

The Defenders 

There are no reports regarding how much The Defenders was given. However, it could be assumed that its budget is also close to the $40 million that all of the other Marvel shows on Netflix received.

The Punisher 

The Punisher, which is part of The Defenders initiative on Netflix, also received the same budget that the other shows got. This means that it had around $40 million per season.

Disney Marvel TV Shows Awards

WandaVision

  • Eight Primetime Emmy Awards and fifteen Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations (won three Creative Arts Emmys)
  • One Directors Guild of America Award Nomination
  • Seven Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Nominations (won two),
  • The American Film Institute Award Nomination (won)
  • Four Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominations
  • One Irish Film & Television Award Nomination
  • Six MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations (won four)
  • Four People’s Choice Awards Nominations
  • Four TCA Awards Nominations

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

  • Two MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations (won two)
  • One Golden Trailer Awards Nomination
  • Five Black Reel Awards Nominations
  • Four Gold Derby TV Awards Nominations
  • Three Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Nominations
  • Five Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations
  • One Hollywood Professional Association Awards Nomination
  • Two People’s Choice Awards Nominations

Loki

  • One Dragon Award Nomination
  • One HMMA Award Nomination
  • Six People’s Choice Awards Nominations (won two)

What If…?

  • One Critics’ Choice Television Award Nomination
  • One Annie Awards Nomination

Hawkeye

No awards or nominations as of this writing

Netflix Marvel TV Shows Awards

Daredevil

Season 1:

  • One Camerimage Nomination
  • One Helen Keller Achievement Award Nomination (won)
  • One Online Film & Television Association Award Nomination (won)
  • Four Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations
  • One Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination

Season 2:

  • One Empire Award Nomination
  • One Golden Reel Award Nomination
  • One Got Your 6 Award Nomination (won)
  • Two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations
  • Six Saturn Awards Nominations (won one)
  • One Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination

Season 3:

  • Three Saturn Awards Nominations (won one)
  • One Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination

Jessica Jones 

Season 1:

  • One People’s Choice Award Nomination
  • One Critics’ Choice Award Nomination
  • Three Saturn Awards Nominations (won one)
  • One Hugo Award Nomination (won)
  • Two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations (won one)
  • One Webby Award Nomination (won)
  • One Glamour Award Nomination (won)
  • One Peabody Award Nomination (won)

Season 2:

  • One Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nomination
  • One People’s Choice Awards Nomination

Season 3:

  • Two Saturn Awards Nominations

Luke Cage 

Season 1:

  • One BET Award Nomination (won)
  • Two Saturn Awards Nominations (won one)
  • One People’s Choice Award Nomination
  • One Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination
  • One Golden Reel Award Nomination
  • Two MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations
  • One Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award Nomination (won)

Season 2:

  • One People’s Choice Award Nomination

Iron Fist 

Nominated at the 44th Saturn Awards

The Defenders 

  • One NAACP Image Awards Nomination
  • Two Saturn Awards Nominations
  • Three Black Reel Awards Nominations

The Punisher 

Season 1:

  • One IGN’s Best of 2017 Awards Nomination
  • One Golden Reel Awards Nomination
  • Three Golden Trailer Awards Nominations
  • Two Saturn Awards Nominations (won one)
  • One Primetime Emmy Award Nomination

Season 2:

  • One Saturn Award Nomination

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