Let the streaming war commence!
The Boys and The Mandalorian both premiered new seasons this year, and it turns out that The Boys season 2 episode 1 was watched by more people on its opening weekend than The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1 (again on its opening weekend).
Amazon Prime Video’s irreverent superhero comedy was back with a bang this September, on a weekly release schedule rather than the entire season dropping at once (as season 1 did). It got 7.2% of the streaming share on its opening weekend, according to Reelgood.
Meanwhile, The Mandalorian season 2 started on October 30th with a Western-infused episode called “The Marshal”, co-starring Timothy Olyphant. Over its first weekend, it netted 5.7% of the streaming share.
Which would seem to mean The Boys season 2 had a stronger start than The Mandalorian.