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Netflix: Anatomy of a Scandal debuts at #1

April 27, 2022

Netflix viewers sought to unveil the truth as Anatomy of a Scandal made its way to #1 on the English TV List for the week beginning April 18th. With 75.56 million hours, the limited series – starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend – also appeared in the Top 10 in 89 countries.

Bridgerton Season 2 continued to draw big numbers, coming in second with 46.13 million hours viewed. Season 2 has officially cemented its place as the #1 English TV series on Netflix. One month after its premiere on Netflix, the secrets of Lady Whistledown have amassed 656.16 million hours viewed. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On, hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, brought fans together (or tore them apart) with 29.01 million hours viewed. Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (37.46M hours viewed) and Selling Sunset Season 5 (28.36 million hours viewed) debuted on the list this week. Additionally, coming-of-age series Heartstopper, created by newcomer Alice Oseman, had 14.55 million hours viewed.

In its second week, thriller Choose or Die led the English Films list with 15.26 ,million hours viewed. Starring Asa Butterfield and Eddie Marsan, the 80’s-influenced horror was in the Top 10 in 90 countries. Love story The In Between was #2 with 13.35 million hours viewed. Viewers took a trip back to the late 90s and early 2000s with White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch. The documentary story on the complex history of the iconic brand debuted at #3 with 9.92 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 29 countries.

Colombian thriller The Marked Heart debuted at #1 on the non-English TV list with 68.04 million hours viewed. Already a fan favorite, the series was also in the Top 10 in 68 countries. Elite held onto the #2 spot with 29.49 million hours viewed. Taking place in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea was Yakamoz S-245, which had 22.06 million hours viewed. Starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, the Turkish seven-part series was in the Top 10 in 35 countries. Based on the book of the same name by Harlan Coben, Polish limited series Hold Tight had 17.32 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 12 countries.

Polish films Taming of the Shrewd and Furioza held the top two spots with 9.33 million hours viewed and 6.15 million hours viewed, respectively. Italian drama The Turning Point took viewers on an unexpected journey with 2.81 million hours viewed.

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