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The Watcher debuts at Netflix #1

October 19, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

US producer Ryan Murphy dominated the Netflix charts in the week beginning October 10th, with three titles in the Top 10.

Since its debut on October 13th, Murphy’s real-estate thriller The Watcher has taken the #1 spot with 125.01 million hours viewed on the English TV List. Starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, the series was in the Top 10 in 90 countries. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story pulled in an additional 122.78 million hours viewed. The TV drama has now accumulated 824.15 million total hours viewed on the Most Popular List. And on the English Films List, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, based on the novel by Stephen King and produced by Murphy, had 20.08 million hours viewed.

Mike Flannagan’s latest horror offering The Midnight Club continued to pull in viewers. Based on the book series by Christopher Pike, the spooky saga had 49.87 million hours viewed on the English TV List. Documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes had 27.71 million hours viewed. The Carrigan clan kept the drama alive as Season 5 of Dynasty had 18.23 million hours viewed. Season 3 of Bling Empire had 10.63 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, new entrants on the list include new animation series, The Oddballs, with 11.9 million hours viewed, and reality-competition series The Mole, with 9.64 million hours viewed.

On the English Films List, Mila Kunis’ Luckiest Girl Alive was #1 with 57.01 million hours viewed for the second week in a row. Starring Marlon Wayans and Priah Ferguson The Curse of Bridge Hollow arrived just in time for Halloween with 25.12 million hours viewed. The Redeem Team, a documentary chronicling the US Olympic men’s basketball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, had 10.29 million hours viewed. In Blonde, Ana de Armas gave viewers a glimpse into the life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. The film has a further 6.09 million hours viewed.

For the first time, a Polish series has taken the #1 spot on the Non-English TV List. High Water, a limited series inspired by real events, had 31.04 million hours viewed. As royal aficionados await the return of The Crown, German historical drama The Empress continued to keep fans entertained. The series came in #2 with 28.08 million hours viewed. Spanish thriller Holy Family and Korean mystery Glitch debuted on the list with 8.51 million hours and 7.44 million hours viewed, respectively. Viewers continued to discover recent hits including Korean dramas Little Women (now in it sixth week of release) with 24.99 million hours viewed, Extraordinary Attorney Woo (week 15) with 12.15 million hours viewed, Alchemy of Souls (also week 15) with 7.75 million hours viewed and Young Lady and Gentleman (week 8) with 7.07 million hours viewed, as well as Mexican drama El Rey, Vicente Fernández (week 5) with 9.36 million hours viewed.

Brazilian rom-com Someone Borrowed entered the Non-English Films List in the top spot with 27.38 million hours viewed, while Filipino drama Dollhouse debuted with 4.74 million hours viewed. German horror Old People, Uruguayan drama Togo, Indian drama Laal Singh Chaddha, Italian rom-com Jumping From High Places, African fantasy-drama Aníkúlápó and Indian rom-com Plan A Plan B, all returned to the list.

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