LOKI Season 2 Conjures Up The Second Most Viewed Season Premiere On Disney+ In 2023

LOKI Season 2 Conjures Up The Second Most Viewed Season Premiere On Disney+ In 2023 LOKI Season 2 Conjures Up The Second Most Viewed Season Premiere On Disney+ In 2023

Marvel Studios and Disney+ have shared official viewership date for the Loki season 2 premiere and the show is now the streamer’s second most viewed opening episode of ‘23, behind The Mandalorian

By JoshWilding - Oct 09, 2023 04:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Loki

Following the show's hit first season which took us into the twisty world of the Time Variance Authority, Loki returned last week with its season 2 premiere on Disney+.

In a press release shared by the streamer, it's revealed that the God of Mischief's solo series racked up 10.9 million views globally after three days of streaming on Disney+. It's rare for platforms like this one to share viewership data but it's become increasingly commonplace now unofficial trackers weigh in with figures which often paint shows like this in a poor light (typically by comparing them to other unofficial "ratings").

For those of you wondering, in this instance, a view is defined as total stream time divided by runtime.

The debut of the Marvel Studios series - which returned last Thursday - was behind only the season three premiere of The Mandalorian, which hit Disney+ in March.

"Everybody’s playing at the highest level," Loki executive producer Kevin Wright says. "It’s just exciting to dive deeper into a world that we know people are already excited about."

Since appearing in 2011's Thor, Loki has become one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has starred in major blockbusters like 2012's The Avengers, and can even be found this week walking around Avengers Campus at Disney's California Adventure.

"A masterclass in imaginative storytelling, Loki season 2 is the MCU at its best," we said in our review of the first four episodes, "and a riveting new chapter in the Multiverse Saga that’s mind-bending, monumental, and utterly marvellous. And as a bonus, Ke Huy Quan is a scene-stealing delight!"

Check out a new critics TV spot for Loki below (you may even spot a familiar website).

Loki season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.

The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan and Owen Wilson.

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan Deleeuw and Kasra Farahani direct episodes. The Head Writer is Eric Martin.

The first episode of Loki season 2 is now streaming on Disney+.

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GeneralZod - 10/9/2023, 4:52 PM
"[I]t's revealed that the God of Mischief's solo series racked up 10.9 million views globally after three days of streaming on Disney+."

Origame - 10/9/2023, 4:53 PM
This is like bragging you're the 2nd funniest character in Oppenheimer.
AllsGood - 10/9/2023, 4:58 PM
Marvel Studios Dead after Endgame.

MCUKnight11 - 10/9/2023, 5:00 PM
@AllsGood -
marvel72 - 10/9/2023, 9:20 PM
@AllsGood -

147 million subscribers but only 10 Million watch first episode, let's see how many stick it out.
Scarilian - 10/9/2023, 5:01 PM
Disney, WHO REFUSE TO SHOW PROOF OF THEIR VIEWING FIGURES, claim that new Disney+ show is doing well on their platform LOSING THEM HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.

Posted on here by JoshWilding whose entire article history focuses around Disney content and leeching off the hate clicks.

I'm sure all of this can be believed.
Fogs - 10/9/2023, 5:03 PM
Yeah, it's good to see some good recent MCU stuff for a change.
Scarilian - 10/9/2023, 5:04 PM
@Fogs -
The first episode was a terribly written time travel filler with an advertisement for Jet Ski's and ended advertising McDonalds setting up that they'll have an entire episode focused around advertising McDonalds in the future. Yet again Loki's series is focused around finding Sylvie because she's better than he is.
Variant - 10/9/2023, 5:08 PM
@Scarilian - Quite the nonsensical gripe. The first episode was amazing
Fogs - 10/9/2023, 5:08 PM
@Scarilian - hard disagree but hey, that's your view.
Scarilian - 10/9/2023, 5:23 PM
@Variant -
@Fogs -

I feel like this is empty praise without stating why you enjoyed it. What did you actually take away from it? It solved the cliffhanger of them forgetting Loki, but that's it. They spent half an hour on that and the solution for it was Time Travel taken from the same moronic writing as in 2012's Looper.

It feels like another situation where everyone will watch it, giving it empty praise, and then hate on it later when they realize it's bad or simply forget about it.

Each time the time period between the release and people acknowledging it sucks has decreased. I wonder how long it will be for Loki S2 Episode 1.
Variant - 10/9/2023, 5:52 PM
@Scarilian - Well first of all, the reviews have been pretty incredible. So consensus is that the majority enjoyed the show. And praise doesn't have to come in the form of some sort of professional assessment. Someone can enjoy something without having to dissect it.

As for me, I thought the acting was brilliant. The dynamic between Mobius and Loki is always fun. I thought the idea of "time slipping in the TVA should be impossible but it's not" really intriguing. The plot that Kang fabricated the Time Keepers to cover up his existence is really fascinating. And Sylvie being in the elevator, in the future, looking for Loki made me super curious about how this will all unravel to meet at that point. And also, who pruned Loki? Did they know it would ultimately help him or were they trying to kill him? Was it future Loki? Was it future Mobius? Was it someone we haven't even been introduced to yet?

So there you go. That's why I enjoyed it and it seems MOST everyone else enjoyed it too. I respect that you didn't like it, but your opinion certainly isn't shared enough to be considered fact.
Origame - 10/9/2023, 6:09 PM
@Scarilian - dude, at least leave fogs out of it. Dude is being very respectful of your opinion, and just agrees to disagree.
Fogs - 10/9/2023, 6:45 PM
@Scarilian - Well since I feel like it I'm summarizing why I enjoyed it.

Some nice sci-fi take on a supposed out of time reality which we suddenly find out it actually has a beginning, and a linear timeline. Loved how Ourobouros was portrayed and the lighter tone on his appearance, with all the almost steampunk, 70's sci-fi trinkets he brought which fitted what we've seen so far from the TVA.

I'm actually curious on seeing how they're trying to stop Kang and how that future elevator scene will come to pass (my guess is future Loki pruned himself cause he knew he'd need it - yeah, that's a paradox, let's see how they handle that in a linear, non-branching universe scheme which seems to be TVA's case - even because they actually see those branches from a distance).

The whole Loki show is very out of the box imo, with all the timecop thing and how they (and we) don't really know fully how things work there with all the S1 twists. If they're keeping it that way I'm a happy guy.

P.S. - I'm not fully on the MCU bandwagon as I used to be but that won't stop me from being honest and recognizing when they can actually have some good production value appearing on a show like this. I can obviously be disappointed but since I really liked how S1 took off, I hope I won't.

@Variant - I just read your comment, it's funny how we found similar stuff interesting.

@Origame - Thanks bro.
Variant - 10/9/2023, 6:54 PM
@Fogs - Yeah man, they did a great job setting up the plot pieces with E1. I also can't wait to see how Victor Timely plays into all this.
Origame - 10/9/2023, 7:18 PM
@Fogs - no problem. There's no reason to just hate on different opinions for the sake of it.
Scarilian - 10/11/2023, 11:59 AM
@Origame -
I'm not trying to disrespect either of them. Having more than 'I liked it' helps to create some conversation and a dialogue can emphasize what people felt worked and did not work. Reading their responses I can understand why they liked certain aspects of the show, it's just not enough to get me engaged given these are relatively small moments in the runtime designed to tease future episodes or plotlines.

@Variant -
@Fogs -
For me the show simply is too stretched and repetitive, the product placement feels forced and this episode spent a majority of its runtime just kinda contradicting the prior season - including how the TVA functioned or just repeating what we already knew. We knew the multiverse war occurred and as a solution Kang created the 'Sacred Timeline' out of a desire to win the multiverse war, creating the TVA and wiping the memories of those in the TVA so they served him.

The Ouroboros stuff breaks how Time Travel functions in the show, if events in the past can simultaneously change the future in a way where those changes occur in the present akin to Looper as mentioned. The idea that the minds of all the TVA were wiped seems impossible to reconcile with the idea they need to constantly be pruning the timeline for it to function and if they stop it'd have resulted in the sacred timeline collapse occurring sooner.

We've already had a majority of the episode explored prior including the idea of Kang fabricating the Time Keepers (S1E5/E6) so a lot of the episode is repeating itself or establishing the new status for the season. I don't find the mystery of 'who pruned Loki' engaging because at its core they saved his life so whoever did it was doing so with intent to keep him alive, most likely future Loki because Sylvie was looking for 'Loki' in the post-apocalyptic future. Does it matter who saved him, in a potential future that may not exist anymore, now that he is saved?

At the moment it feels like they are actively taking away the intriguing elements in favor of setting up a hunt for Sylvie again and presumably recapping for those who missed Season 1. Disney+ pacing also means the post-apocalyptic future probably won't be explored till Episode 5/6 so I'm not particularly engaged in seeing them chat in a McDonalds for an episode.

I'd much rather have the idea of Loki getting displaced in time for an episode and needing to find a way back either through changing the timeline or ensuring the timeline occurs as intended - E.g. Quantum Leap "putting right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home"
Mercwitham0uth - 10/9/2023, 5:08 PM
It was a great opening to season 2.
Hoping the series is great all through its 2nd season.

Marvel Studios has produced so much garbage for Disney+ as of late.


Loki Season 1
Werewolf By Night
GoTG Holiday Special

Ok or Mid:

Falcon & Winter Soldier
What If...?


Moon Knight
Ms. Marvel
kg8817 - 10/9/2023, 5:45 PM
@Mercwitham0uth - The beauty of opinions is we all can agree to disagree, but I agree with almost your entire list - except I would swap Moon Knight with What If (which has nothing to do with the animation and everything to do with it was wildly unimaginative and unnecessary.

But goddamn I’m excited for them to just stop producing massive amounts of these D+ shows.
Variant - 10/9/2023, 5:59 PM
@Mercwitham0uth - So much garbage? Lol. Even your own list has only 3 shows in the bottom tier. But also, Moon Knight had excellent reviews and I thought it was an incredible show. You can't really use your own opinion to say D+ isn't producing good content.
Order66 - 10/9/2023, 6:17 PM
@Mercwitham0uth - in my opinion none of the shows were shit. At the very least they reach ok to mid on your list.
Mercwitham0uth - 10/9/2023, 9:30 PM
@Variant - Just because it had "excellent reviews" doesn't mean it is good

They took one of my fave characters and made into some kind of lame character with little to no Moon Knight action.

Almost everytime there was a fight, Marc blacks out and then we're treated with beaten and battered thugs with no action scene. It was lame as all hell.

Feige pretty much lied saying something along the lines of "we're making sure that Moon Knight will be close to just stepping over the line of PG violence"

What a crock.
Fogs - 10/10/2023, 2:49 AM
@Mercwitham0uth - IMO Hawkeye is down there alongside What If. Moon Knight could be up a little bit.

Most of them had a bad ending problem, also. Even WV.
Variant - 10/10/2023, 10:11 AM
@Mercwitham0uth - Lol. I think you have it backwards. Just because you have an opinion doesn't make it fact. Excellent reviews on the other hand at least capture consensus. Which means MOST people enjoyed it.

But also, great storytelling isn't somehow predicated on action scenes. In fact, most of the actual storytelling takes place outside of the action scenes. It's the dialogue, the backstory, the character development, the plot twists. That's where the core storytelling takes place.
Mercwitham0uth - 10/10/2023, 10:55 AM
@Variant - Just because 20 or so reviews are positive on something doesn't make it a "fact" that it's great. There are millions upon millions of people who would agree it stunk.

Moon Knight was an awful series.
Variant - 10/10/2023, 11:28 AM
@Mercwitham0uth - Lol. There's literally more proof it was a good show than otherwise. Again, your personal opinion doesn't mean anything. And as for "millions upon millions of people who think it stunk"...you just pulled that number out of your ass. I would love to see where you got that imaginary number. Cuz it ain't true.
Variant - 10/10/2023, 11:31 AM
@Mercwitham0uth - Hmmm...sure would seem like the vast majority of people enjoyed it

Mercwitham0uth - 10/10/2023, 1:55 PM
@Variant - So by your silly logic the Star Wars Rey trilogy was peak cinema.

Give me a [frick]ing break.
Mercwitham0uth - 10/10/2023, 2:01 PM
@Variant - Cites RT as proof posts one audience review. LOL
Variant - 10/13/2023, 11:19 AM
@Mercwitham0uth - I didn't post "one" audience review, LOL. That was just the one that happened to be right under the summary. It has a 4.6 rating across over ten thousand reviews. Obviously this isn't the only one. And what do YOU have to cite? Your argument fell apart from your very first comment. Even your own list didn't align with your remarks. LOL!

"So much garbage!"

*Lists 3 out of 10 shows being in your bottom tier*

Lol. Do you see how stupid this looks? Talk less shit. It ain't hard.
Mercwitham0uth - 10/13/2023, 5:31 PM
@Variant - Lol you're so mad cause you know I'm right.

I forgot to add Secret Invasion to the shit list as well because it's forgettable.

Also more proof is the recent news that Marvel's MCU tv division is being restructured. Why? Because of low audience viewership.

Do you see how stupid it looks? Admit you're wrong. It ain't hard.

Variant - 10/13/2023, 6:07 PM
@Mercwitham0uth - You sound miserable. You took an L a long time ago. Time to move on, little buddy.
Mercwitham0uth - 10/13/2023, 7:18 PM
@Variant - That's your response? Weak.

It's ok though you stay blind to the truth, kiddo.

*Pats you on the head*
thedrudo - 10/9/2023, 5:11 PM
Surprise! Make something good with a character people like and you’ll have success!
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