The Book of Boba Fett season finale was reportedly watched by over 1.5 million US households in its first five days. Outperforming The Mandalorian season 2 finale by 36%. The Mandalorian spin-off The Book of Boba Fett follows ex-bounty hunter Fett (Temuera Morrison). He takes over Jabba’s Palace and becomes the new Daimyo of Tatooine. Fett is assisted by master assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). As the pair attempts to maintain control of their new criminal empire in Mos Espa, despite threats from the notorious Pyke Syndicate.
Episodes 1–4 of The Book of Boba Fett covered everything.. From Fett’s escape from the Sarlacc pit to his acceptance into the Tusken tribe. The last three episodes, however, took a very different turn. Upping the action, increasing the number of Star Wars character cameos, and ultimately culminating in a conclusion. That focused more on Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu than on Fett himself. Though Book of Boba Fett had a lot of potential. Many fans pointed out that its best parts felt more like the beginnings of The Mandalorian season 3 than the standalone spin-off the show was supposed to be.
With that in mind, it may come as a surprise that the season finale of Book of Boba Fett, “Chapter 7: In The Name of Honor,” drew far more viewers than the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. According to Samba TV (via Deadline), Boba Fett episode 7 has so far attracted 1.5 million US viewers. Compared to 1.1 million for The Mandalorian during the same time period. Cole Strain, Samba TV’s Head of Measurement, praised the “momentum and excitement” for Book of Boba Fett season 1 in a statement.
There are a variety of explanations for why “In The Name of Honor” received more viewers than The Mandalorian season 2 finale, “Chapter 16: The Rescue.” It could simply be a rise in Disney+ subscribers since December 2020, when “The Rescue” aired. However, it’s possible that all of the exciting Star Wars cameos in Boba Fett episode 6, “Chapter 6: From The Desert Comes A Stranger,” created a lot of anticipation for the season finale. In the end, many viewers felt the episode only delivered on half of its promise. However, the introduction of characters like Cad Bane in episode 6 suggested that the Boba Fett finale fights would be epic. So it’s no surprise that so many people tuned in.
However, viewership figures only tell half of the storey. While Boba Fett episode 7 may have drawn more viewers. The Mandalorian season 2, episode 8 received a nearly perfect IMDb score of 9.8. “In the Name of Honor” currently has a rating of 7.7. Indicating that fans were dissatisfied with the conclusion of The Book of Boba Fett. Finally, these increased viewership scores indicate that Disney’s future Star Wars shows are likely to reach an increasing number of people. They just need to be up to the challenge of following in The Mandalorian’s footsteps.