A hit TV series gave Amazon Prime Video its first-ever win on the weekly streaming charts: To reach. New TV series Jack Reacher won the streaming series race in the week of February 7-13, racking up 1.589 billion minutes of streaming time that week, according to Nielsen’s ratings. Although this number was down for To reachweek-over-week (it scored 1.843 billion minutes the previous week), it was still enough to edge out all the rest of the competition that week, which included two big Netflix women’s series, Invent Anna and sweet magnolias Season 2, plus a major Disney+ event series, Star Wars’ Boba Fett’s Book.
To reach also had the notable achievement of expanding its coveted 18-49 demo that week, after initially biasing the elderly, with a 58% male audience. To reach even nearly knocked over Netflix’s hit series Ozark when it was first released.
Review reports like this make it much easier to understand how and why Amazon renewed Reacher for Season 2 – just days after Season 1 ended.
“The Phenomenal Beginnings of To reach is a testament to Lee Child’s creation of one of entertainment’s best-known heroes, Nick Santora’s original approach to storytelling, Alan’s brilliant portrayal of the character, and the dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera to make such an undeniably bingeworthy series,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke after the show’s big debut. “The global impact of To reach makes it one of the biggest debuts for the Prime Video series, and we can’t wait to bring fans a second season of their favorite new show.”
“All To reach the cast team, production, writers, etc. – is so pleased with the wonderful reception the show has received,” said showrunner Nick Santora. working on what will be a great season 2.”
“Partnering with Amazon Studios for the first season of Reacher has been a total pleasure – they’ve supported us every step of the way, and it really shows, in every line and every image. So I’m thrilled we’re working again together for the second season,” said Jack Reacher creator Lee Child.
The first season of To reach is based on that of Lee Child slaughter area novel, the first of his Jack Reacher books. Besides Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher, cast members include Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie) as Oscar Finlay, Willa Fitzgerald (The goldfinch) as Roscoe Conklin, Chris Webster (most dangerous game) as KJ, Hugh Thompson (Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111) as Baker, Maria Sten (Swamp Thing) as Frances Neagley, Harvey Guillén (What we do in the shadows) as Jasper, Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) as Charlie, Currie Graham (Murder in the first) like Kliner father, Marc Bendavid (Black matter) like Hubble, Willie C. Carpenter (Sneaky Maids) like Mosley, Maxwell Jenkins (lost in space) as Young Reacher, and Bruce McGill (My cousin Viny) as Mayor Teale.