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Me Time at #1 as Netflix turns 25

August 31, 2022

New movie, Me Time, starring Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg and Regina Hall debuted atop Netflix’s English Films List with 59.23million hours viewed in the week beginning August 22nd, as the Netflix brand turned 25. The buddy comedy appeared in the Top 10 in 92 countries.

Look Both Ways remained in the second spot with 29.89 million hours viewed. Starring Lili Reinhart and Danny Ramirez, the ‘what-if’ romantic comedy was in the Top 10 in 86 countries. Laura and Massimo’s relationship continued to leave viewers wanting more as The Next 365 Days had 27.01 million hours viewed. In its third week, the Jamie Foxx-Dave Franco vampire-comedy Day Shift came in fourth with 20.46 million hours viewed. Purple Hearts is still pulling at viewers’ heartstrings. The film was in the fifth spot with 12.36 million hours viewed. Newcomers to the list included Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee with 10.63 million hours viewed and That’s Amor with 10.47 million hours viewed. Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist, part of the sports anthology series, came in #8 with 10.48 million hours viewed. 

Mystery thriller Echoes took the top spot on the English TV List with 68.49 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title of the week. Fan favourite, The Sandman, kept viewers’ attention as the series landed in the #2 spot with 53.79 million hours viewed and in the Top 10 in 89 countries. Fans can’t get enough of Devi and the gang, as Season 3 of Never Have I Ever had 25.64 million hours viewed. On the list for fourteen weeks, the Hawkins crew had staying power. Stranger Things 4 came in fourth with 23.64 million hours viewed. Following the announcement that Season 4 will take flight this autumn, Season 1 of Manifest jumped to the #5 spot on the list with 19.11 million hours viewed. Selling The OC debuted with 18.68 million hours viewed. Starring Arden Cho, Partner Track entered the list with 16.66 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, Season 3 of Locke & Key (14.63 million hours viewed) and Season 4 of Virgin River (14.46 million hours viewed) were mainstays on the list. Aspiring makeup artists shine as The Glow Up closes out the list with 14.28 million hours viewed. 

The Non-English Films List welcomed new favorites; Danish thriller Loving Adults (17.48 million hours viewed), Korean action-adventure Seoul Vibe (7.2 million hours viewed), Spanish documentary The Figo Affair: The Transfer that Changed Football (3.46 million hours viewed) and Italian comedy Watch Out, We’re Mad (2.4 million hours viewed) all entered the list. Returning favorites included Norwegian teen drama Royalteen (10.44 million hours viewed), Japanese sci-fi film Fullmetal Alchemist The Revenge of Scar (8.31 million hours viewed), at fourteen weeks, German horror Blood Red Sky (2.93 million hours viewed), Korean action-adventure Carter (2.89 million hours viewed) and Indian dark comedy Darlings (2.47 million hours viewed). 

On the Non-English TV List, fans continued to have a whale-sized good time with Korean drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The series had an additional 53.89 million hours viewed and sits at the sixth spot on the Most Popular List with 369.66 million hours viewed. Mexican drama High Heat had 53.39 million hours viewed, K-drama Alchemy of Souls had 28.59 million hours viewed, new entrant German thriller Kleo had 21.57 million hours viewed, Spanish thriller A Girl in the Mirror had 16.64 million hours viewed, Turkish drama Another Self with 11.83 million hours viewed, and Korean thriller, A Model Family with 8.13 million hours viewed, continued to entertain fans.

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