The day Marvel’s Luke Cage was released by Netflix; the site got crashed, because of the hordes that came on to watch their favorite smashing superhero. Marvel’s Luke cage became the biggest hit of the year 2016 breaking all records of the other TV shows. Although Netflix declined any malfunctioning in their site but the creator of the show Cheo Hodari Coker teased on his twitter account about the incident.
Starboy Mike Colter
There is no doubt the show became an instant hit even before the release on Netflix. Marvel’s Luke Cage was said to be the most anticipated show of the year and the reviews were out of the sky. The starboy Mile Colter became a household name within few days and got hugely searched on Google. Luke Cage got its first introduction in Marvel’s Jessica Jones where Mike Colter played a supporting character. With Jessica Jones series coming to an end, Luke cage got an extended story line in order to search more about his origins.
Crossover to form The Defenders
This brought Marvel’s Luke Cage independently on screen. The series was set up in New York near Hell’s Kitchen which became Lucas home. Marvel TV shows share location, timeline and the crossover with each other in the next upcoming mini-series The Defenders. Symphony Advanced Media broke the viewership news about Marvel’s Luke Cage where they collated data with the consumer devices.
Strong Viewership Data
After using all the devices which were made for checking the viewership, it was stated that during the first 32 days of release 6.34 percent of viewers turned on to the series per minute. This figure is higher than Daredevil Season 2 which measured 5.94 percent. Although Luke Cage’s figure was higher during its first week of release, Netflix series Stranger Things and Making A Murderer performed better over the full 32 days, receiving 9.81 and 9.1 percent.
Luke Cage Existence
Marvel’s Luke Cage was about a guy name Lucas who was ran off from prison to start a new life, taking along his new superpowers into the world of crime where he encounters the biggest baddies of his life in form Cornell Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) and his stepbrother Diamondback who sets on a journey to kill his brother. The series is best drama as it also showed the background of Black community.
Netflix haven’t released any TRP data about the Marvel’s Luke Cage as it is technical and implies technique . The popularity of the show cannot be identified in this way as the show was also released on other platforms. However, Marvel’s Luke Cage was moving a step ahead in its popularity and proved that the fans are loyal towards Marvel superheroes. Fans already got into the series when they had the first look of Luke Cage in Jessica Jones.
The figures may or may not show the same relevance as the data, as Netflix was not into it. But looking at the popularity of the show, it can be easily proved that fans were happy with the series. This is enough for the Marvel universe to come up with the idea for season 2 because the series got the appreciation which it deserved.
Arrival dates of other superheros
Daredevil season 1 and 2, Jessica Jones Season 1 and Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1 are available on Netflix. What is more? Iron Fist will release next year on March 17, 2017. The Defenders will arrive along with The Punisher in 2017. So far release dates for Daredevil and Jessica Jones season 3 have not been announced.