Daredevil Viewership Spikes Following Hawkeye, Spider-Man: No Way Home

Daredevil viewership and popularity have seen a sudden rise after Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Marvel’s Daredevil experienced a surge in viewership after Spider-Man: No Way Home was released and Disney+’s Hawkeye.


Marvel’s Daredevil’s third and final season debuted on Netflix in December 2021, three years after its debut. It appears that Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home (and Hawkeye) are to blame for the significant viewership jump.

According to a report from Variety, Netflix’s 2015-2018 Daredevil series ranked 8th on Nielsen’s SVOD Top 10 for original programs for the week Dec. 20-21 to December 26, 20,21. The series had 39 episodes and accumulated 195 million viewers.

The story follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer, who becomes the vigilante Daredevil after taking responsibility for the protection of Hell’s Kitchen. 

Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), a dangerous crime lord, is Daredevil’s greatest enemy. He is also better known as Kingpin.

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The timing of Daredevil’s viewership spike makes a lot of sense. Sony and Marvel Studios held the premiere of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man on December 17, 2021. Cox is featured in No Way Home, and this film features Matt Murdock as a cameo. 

In the film’s opening act, He appears to provide legal counsel for Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in the aftermath of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far from Home.

On December 15, “Ronin” was released, the fifth episode and penultimate of Marvel Studios’ Disney+ original series Hawkeye.

After weeks of anticipation, the episode’s finale officially confirmed that D’Onofrio’s Kingpin has been at the helm from the beginning. D’Onofrio reprised his role in “So This Is Christmas?” as the main antagonist in Hawkeye’s sixth, final episode. — which premiered on December 22.

Daredevil has 195 million hours on Netflix, and Hawkeye earned 938 million viewing minutes on Disney+ over its six episodes. This was for the week of Dec. 20-26. Variety says that this “collision in the Marvel multiverse” attracted a female audience. 

Men account for 63 percent of the viewership numbers. 

However, it is not clear if most of Daredevil’s increased numbers are due to existing fans getting nostalgic, new viewers wanting the inside scoop on these characters, or an even split.

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Key Takeaways

The streaming scene was still dominated during the week of December 20 by Netflix’s The Witcher second season. The Witcher Episode 2 saw a record 2.2 Billion viewers from December 13 to 19, but it did better with 2.7 Billion minutes during the week.

Although it is not clear what the future holds, Matt Murdock and his company in MCU are expected to continue to work. Marvel has rumored big plans for Cox’s Man Without Fear, including appearances on solo project.

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