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Netflix: Pinocchio at #1

December 21, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio topped Netflix’s English Films List with 39.38 million hours viewed in the week commencing December 12th. The movie has received several Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations, and currently holds a 97 per cent rating a review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

Viewers are getting into the holiday spirit with I Believe in Santa (19.96 million hours viewed), Falling for Christmas (6.4 million hours viewed), Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (5.68 million hours viewed) and The Noel Diary (5.56 million hours viewed). Starring Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell, Lady Chatterley’s Lover remained on the list with 11.09 million hours viewed. New to the list was documentary The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, with 8.94 million hours viewed. 

On the Non-English Films List, viewers returned to their favourites. Spanish mystery God’s Crooked Lines topped the list with 27.06 million hours viewed, Norwegian action-adventure Troll had 16.27 million hours viewed, Italian action-adventure My Name is Vendetta with 7.23 million hours viewed, Argentinian romantic comedy The Marriage App with 6.97 million hours viewed and Polish romantic comedy Delivery By Christmas with 3.12 million hours viewed remained on the list. New entrants on the list include Indonesian action-adventure The Big 4 (16.39 million hours viewed) and Turkish romantic comedy Private Lesson (4.34 million hours viewed).  

Wednesday remained atop the English TV List and continues to be a global sensation. The comedy mystery pulled in an additional 173.96 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title this week. In just four weeks, the series holds the record for the second Most Popular English-language series on Netflix with 1.19 billion total hours viewed. And in four weeks, almost 176 million households have seen the series (1.19 billion hours viewed divided by 6.8 hours). 

Viewers continued to feast on tales on Royal Family tales with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Volume II of Harry & Meghan. The in-depth documentary series had 97.71 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 85 countries, including #1 in the UK. Since its premiere, nearly 33 million households have viewed the series (179.26 million hours viewed divided by 5.5 hours).

Action-thriller The Recruit debuted at #3 with 52.3 million hours viewed. Subscribers tuned in to Season 4 of Too Hot To Handle to find out which couples stood the test of time. The reality dating series had 37.83 million hours viewed. Based on the iconic video game, animated series Sonic Prime debuted on the list with 27.72 million hours viewed. Season 1 (10.66 million hours viewed) and Season 2 (26.57 million hours viewed) of Firefly Lane remained on the list for the third week. 

Colombian dramas were mainstays on the Non-English TV List; The Unbroken Voice sat atop the list with 22.57 million hours viewed, while Til Money Do Us Part had 17.12 million hours viewed. K-content also returned to the list, including thriller Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area, anime Lookism and dramas Under the Queen’s Umbrella and Part 1 (13.5 million hours viewed) and Part 2 (13.07 million hours viewed) of Alchemy of Souls. Italian rom-com I Hate Christmas had 9.49 million hours viewed and Norwegian drama A Storm For Christmas had 12.33 million hours viewed. 

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