‘Locke & Key’ Has Been Streamed For More Than 1 Billion Minutes, According to Neilsen Data

Locke & Key reached a Neilsen ratings milestone soon after its season 2 launch. The Netflix dark fantasy show’s second batch of episodes dropped on Oct. 22, just in time for Halloween. A few days later, Locke & Key hit the 1 billion minutes streamed mark for both of its seasons combined. That’s according to the latest Neilsen Top 10 streaming report, which lists the most popular shows across all streaming services week by week. Here’s more on Locke & Key’s achievement.

Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke in Locke & Key
Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke in ‘Locke & Key’ | Netflix

The first 2 seasons of ‘Locke & Key’ are streaming on Netflix

Locke & Key, an adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book series of the same name, first hit Netflix in February 2020. The show follows a family living in a home filled with magical keys. Nina Locke (Darby Stanchfield) and her three kids — Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) — move to Keyhouse in Matheson, Massachusetts, after the death of Nina’s husband, Rendell.

Soon after the move, the kids discover a collection of magical keys with various abilities. For example, one Key can allow its user to enter someone’s mind, while another can take a person anywhere in the world. At first, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode have fun with the keys, but they soon realize the magic comes with danger. There are demons in Matheson who want the keys, and not everyone is who they say they are.

‘Locke & Key’ jumped to the No. 2 spot in Neilsen’s Top 10 most-streamed shows in October

Per the latest Neilsen report, Locke & Key reached the No. 2 spot in the Top 10 most-streamed shows for the week of Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. Fans streamed the series for 1.068 billion minutes, pushing the comic book adaptation just ahead of Squid Game (1.02 billion minutes). You topped the list with 1.551 billion minutes viewed.

According to Netflix’s Global Top 10 list of most popular shows for that same week, Locke & Key was in the No. 8 spot. The series moved up to No. 3 for the week of Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, so it will be interesting to see how Locke & Key does on the next Neilsen report. Locke & Key remained in Netflix’s Global Top 10 until the week of Nov. 22.

Season 3 hits Netflix in 2022

Those who enjoyed Locke & Key Season 2 can already look forward to another installment. Netflix renewed the series for seasons 2 and 3 at the same time, and the sequels were filmed back to back. There’s no release date for season 3 yet. However, on Nov. 30, Netflix confirmed Locke & Key would return in 2022, as seen in the above tweet. Additionally, the streamer unveiled a synopsis for season 3 via a press release:

The Locke family uncovers more magic within Keyhouse, while a new threat — the most dangerous one yet — looms in Matheson with plans of his own for the keys. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Locke & Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family. Locke and Key on Netflix is the television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Entertainment.

All 20 episodes of Locke & Key are available now on Netflix.

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