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‘The Chosen’ Climbs to No. 1 in Apple TV App Store as Season 4 Debuts

A quick history look at the popular streaming series The Chosen Ones The film has skyrocketed to #1 at the box office and been on the covers of major magazines, and now fans can add #1 on the Apple TV App Store to that list.

This week, “The Chosen” app rocketed to the top spot on the Apple TV App Store and jumped to No. 2 on the App Store’s free apps chart, coinciding with the release of the first episode of Season 4 on the streaming platform.

In its first three days, the series garnered 3.5 million streams and an estimated 4.2 million viewers in households across the U.S., according to the company behind the project. The Chosen Ones Compared to the release of Season 3, Episode 1, streaming viewership increased by almost 100%.

“The numbers are great, but what’s more impressive to us are the comments and emotional reactions from viewers,” said series creator and director Dallas Jenkins. “The amount of crying emojis in chat and expressions expressing how much the ending hit them was overwhelming.”

This isn’t the first time the series has topped the charts. In 2023, The Chosen One Season 3 Finale It became the number one box office hit on the first day of its release. Christmas with the Chosen Ones: The Messenger It reached number one on the first two days of release on December 1st and 2nd.

In recent weeks, celebrities including Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have also said they’re watching the series.

“The celebrity factor isn’t that important to me, but when Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani say they’re crazy about the show, it makes millions of their followers consider it, when they might not have otherwise considered it before,” she said. Jenkins told Crosswalk Headlines.

Season 4 episodes will be released sequentially on social media on Sundays at 7pm ET and Thursdays at 8:30pm ET. The Chosen Ones The app. Episodes are free to watch.
Photo credit: ©TheChosen; used with permission.

Michael Faust He has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years, and his work has appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, Christian Post, Leaf Chronicle, Toronto Star and Knoxville News Sentinel.