With one episode left of Loki season 2, it’s time to figure out if this season topped expectations and viewership numbers. Season 1 turned out to be a wildly impressive success, placing the god of mischief in a situation where the timeline must be contained at all times, meaning variants like himself, need to be weeded out.
Throughout Loki’s journey, he realizes his true potential, while also learning just how many Loki variants exist in the universe. Season 1 ended with the promise of chaos as a result of He Who Remains’ death, thus beginning the Kang the Conqueror arc.
Season 2 has been focusing on how to save the TVA from utter destruction, due to the overabundance of timelines that the Temporal Core cannot keep contained. This opened up the potential to see how other characters once lived before the TVA, as well as trying to understand how time slipping works.
Miss Minutes, surprise, surprise stole the show one of the most crazed Marvel villains to ever exist. But did season 2 live up to the hype?
Loki season 2 viewership
Rotten Tomatoes gave Loki season 2 an 84% on the Tomatometer, with an Audience Score of 82%. So, the numbers are pretty close.
But what about the viewership numbers? According to Nielsen’s streaming rankings that The Hollywood Reporter shared, Loki season 1 had “731 million minutes of viewing” during the series premiere week.
Unfortunately, season 2 “gathered 446 million minutes of viewing time over its first three days and change”. But “the 446 million minutes recorded by Nielsen includes viewing of season one’s six episodes as well, so it’s hard to say exactly how much time U.S. viewers spent watching just the season two opener — though it’s likely responsible for the majority of viewing time for the week.”
Is this a result of the Marvel superhero fatigue that seems to be currently plaguing television and movies? Is it possible that the trailer and teasers for season 2 just didn’t appeal to viewers?
We’ll have to wait and see what happens after the season 2 finale. Will we see a third season, or will the story continue in an upcoming Marvel film?
Which season of Loki do you like better? Share your answers in the comments below, we’d love to read them!