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The Boys is officially more popular than The Mandalorian Season 2

Published: 5/Nov/2020 14:13 Updated: 5/Nov/2020 15:03

by Emma Soteriou

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New streaming figures show that premieres for both The Boys season two and Stranger Things season three were streamed more than The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.

The Mandalorian may have many things, including a Baby Yoda, but can it quite match up to the supes in Amazon’s The Boys?

Both shows have received a lot of love from fans, with surprise twists and revelations leaving everyone wanting more.

The Boys season 2
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The Boys season 2 with the new addition – Stormfront

Which shows have been streamed most?

In the ongoing competition between streaming services and shows, there is by far a clear winner – at least when it comes to opening weekends, anyway.

While The Mandalorian might be one of the most popular shows on Disney Plus, it’s up against a lot more when compared across different streaming platforms.

Data from ReelGood.com has shown that The Boys season two premiere on Prime Video was streamed more than both seasons of The Mandalorian.

Reel Good data on The Boys, The Mandalorian and Stranger Things
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The Boys season 2 premiere tops the latest streaming figures

The chart shows that The Boys not only beat the Star Wars series to the number one spot, but also overtook Stranger Things season three, with a 1.4% difference.

These findings were based on the activity of over two million US streamers, giving a vague idea of how successful each show has been on the whole.

Though The Mandalorian season two didn’t quite manage to hit the top, the fact it was an improvement from the first season 1 is promising for Disney Plus, especially as a relatively new streaming service compared to Netflix and Prime Video.

Not far behind the opening for The Mandalorian season one was Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, which surprisingly saw a great response from audiences.

Despite The Boys taking the lead, both shows have undeniably managed to maintain their success, continuing to grow in popularity and keeping fans hooked for what will hopefully be a good few more seasons.

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Maisie Williams joins TikTok: Game of Thrones star goes viral with lowkey account

Published: 18/Feb/2021 15:54

by Georgina Smith

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Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, is going viral after making an account on TikTok – but her lowkey username means that many users are actually stumbling across her account by accident.

The recent buzz surrounding video-sharing app TikTok has got millions of people gravitating towards it to try out some of the viral trends that the app has become most notable for.

This includes a wide range of celebrities who have made accounts to connect with their fans, including Jason Derulo, Lizzo, and more.

The TikTok launch screen phone held by a hand
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TikTok’s user base is growing bigger by the day.

But not every famous person was upfront about their decision to make an account, keeping it quiet to see who would end up finding them first. In November 2020, singer Billie Eilish snuck onto TikTok with a bizarre username that had fans questioning if the account really belonged to her.

Now, actress Maisie Williams seems to be the latest celebrity to join up, under the username ‘lil.hustla.’

The first video from the account was posted on January 30 2021, and she’s since gone on to post many videos that have racked up hundreds of thousands of views and likes.

Her account has already managed to get over 340,000 followers, but that seems like nothing compared to the 10 million followers she has on her verified Instagram account. Although some have dubbed it ‘TikTok’s best-kept secret,’ it seems like the cat is already out of the bag, as some of the star’s videos have up to five million views.

In one video, where people use the Stitch feature to answer the question, “what is your favorite celebrity interview moment,” Maisie included the viral Jimmy Fallon interview in which she pranked viewers by pretending she’d dropped a major spoiler for Game of Thrones.

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#duet with @kobeoverlebron1

♬ original sound – Hana Williams

This was alongside other videos trying out a variety of filters such as the time warp filter, and recreating some of TikToks’ most popular dances.

While lil.hustla does appear to be Maisie Williams’ actual account as her Instagram account is linked in the profile, she’s not currently verified, and people have managed to make some rather convincing fake celebrity accounts in the past for actors like Tom Holland.

Regardless, the lowkey account has certainly been entertaining fans of the star, and it’s got people wondering which other celebrities could already be on TikTok without anyone else knowing.