“See” beats “The Mandalorian” in China

Apple TV+ vs Disney+ and Apple wins

Apple TV+’s See was China’s top online show for the week of 14-20 Nov, beating Disney+’s The Mandalorian and giving Apple the first victory in China in the ramped up streaming battle post Disney+’s 12 Nov debut, data science company Parrot Analytics’ latest figures show. 

Both titles did well enough to earn them a place on the overall list, which was topped by long-running TV comedies, Silicon Valley and Modern Family and Game of Thrones, giving HBO two of the top three titles for the week.  

Netflix was pushed down to the second half of the digital list, with the top five places taken by other U.S. streamers. Although Netflix still takes four spots, the list is spread across major U.S. players in the space.  

Comedy titles – including South Park, which has been officially blacklisted in China after taking swipes at Chinese authorities – took 40% of the top 10 overall list, with combined demand of about 276 million demand expressions.