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Sandman debuts at #1 on Netflix TV list

August 10, 2022

Over thirty years after the initial release of Neil Gaiman’s comic book, The Sandman debuted in the #1 spot on Netflix’s English TV list with 69.48 million hours viewed in the week beginning August 1st. Starring Tom Sturridge, the dark fantasy series appeared in the Top 10 in 89 countries.

Meanwhile, survival thriller Keep Breathing was #2 with 54.73 million hours viewed. While fans await Season 5, the drama in Season 4 of Virgin River kept fans entertained. The series had 46.93 million hours viewed. In its 11th week, Stranger Things 4 remained on the list with 44.76 million hours viewed, with Season 3 closing out the list with 17.04 million hours viewed. From Emmy Award-winning co-creators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, Uncoupled made its way onto the list with 26.52 million hours viewed. The rom-com starring Neil Patrick Harris was in the Top 10 in 47 countries. With 20.28 million hours viewed, investigative docu-series Trainwreck: Woodstock ‘99 gave members a glimpse into the festival gone wrong.

Fans continued to fall in love with Cassie and Luke as Purple Hearts topped the English Films List with 102.59 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title this week. Starring Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine, the film appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries. In its third week, The Gray Man pulled in an additional 38.9 million hours viewed. The film also entered the Most Popular list in the sixth spot and has now amassed 223.93 million hours viewed. Wedding Season entered the list with 18.6 million hours viewed and in the Top 10 in 82 countries. The Sea Beast continued to make waves and came in fifth with 14.34 million hours viewed.

On the non-English Films List, new entrants pulled viewers in. Korean action-adventure, Carter had 27.3 million hours viewed, Mexican comedy Don’t Blame Karma! had 12.31 million hours viewed, Indian dark comedy Darlings had 10.21 million hours viewed and German drama Buba had 3.08 million hours viewed. Returning films on the list included Argentinian thriller Recurrence (11.37 million hours viewed), Filipino comedy The Entitled (6.46 million hours viewed), Polish comedy Too Old For Fairy Tales (4.07 million), German horror Blood Red Sky (2.59 million hours viewed), Indian action-adventure RRR (2.55 million hours viewed) and Taiwanese horror Incantation (2.43 million hours viewed). 

Fans also came back for some of their favourites. South Korean drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo came in #1 on the non-English TV List with 67.01 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, another K-drama Alchemy of Souls had 20.1 million hours viewed, Spanish romantic drama Alba had 17.37 million hours viewed, Season 2 of Mexican drama Rebelde had 8.76 million hours viewed and Korean drama Remarriage & Desires had 7.54 million hours viewed. Entering the list for the first time was Turkish romantic drama Anotherself with 31.2 million hours viewed and Seasons 1 & 2 of Good Morning Verônica, with 9.26 million hours viewed and 14.79 million hours viewed, respectively.  

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