‘Bluey’ Hits MASSIVE Milestone

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Bluey has captured the hearts and minds of kids (and parents) everywhere. The Australian show came to Disney Channel in September 2019 and Disney+ just a few months later in January 2020. Since then it has exploded in popularity due in part to its silly antics. Bluey and her sister Bingo learn and grow each episode with grace and hilarity.

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The show is a favorite amongst parents because it gives a very real glimpse into modern parenting. I know I’m not the only one who felt seen and understood when they showed the backseat of the Heeler family car and it was a mess. The episode where Bluey’s mom “just needed 20 minutes” completely alone spoke to my soul. He won’t admit it, but I think Bandit Heeler is a personal hero of my husband’s.

It resonates with kids too. Bluey and Bingo capture the childhood innocence and wild imagination perfectly. They see themselves in the games the girls make up. They get to live vicariously through the cartoon dogs and kearney life lessons along the way. Like any good children’s programming, though, the kiddos don’t feel lectured to, they just see fun.


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To say Bluey has transformed our home is not an exaggeration. It’s not uncommon for us to think of a silly game like the kind played on the show and say “This Episode of Bluey is called…”. Games that Bluey plays frequently pops up in our home too. “Feather Wand” is a household favorite.

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I don’t know a single fellow parent who doesn’t feel the same. That is why the news that Bluey surpassed one BILLION minutes viewed during the week of July10-16 we werent surprised. When my son is overstimulated, we pop on an episode of Bluey and cuddle to calm down. When we are unwinding for bedtime? Bluey. When we have had a hard day and need something comforting to take our mind off of it? Bluey. About a million of those minutes probably came from my household alone.

This makes Bluey the second most popular streaming show on TV. It comes second only to Suits on Netflix, the show that launched Meghan Markle to stardom. In a list of top 10 streaming programs, Bluey is the only one from Disney+. It is only one of two children’s programs. Coco Melon on Netflix was the other and came in at number ten on the list with 648 million minutes viewed.




About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.